Frankfort, Kentucky (December 16, 2022) – Representative Josh Branscum of Russell Springs is the new Vice Chair of the Kentucky House’s Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee, House Speaker David Osborne announced this week.
“I look forward to continuing my service in Frankfort and working towards bettering the commonwealth’s families through my role as Vice Chair for the Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee,” Representative Branscum said. “As a contractor, I work hands-on with Kentuckians on a daily basis. I hear and understand their concerns regarding the economy and the importance of keeping Kentucky competitive with respect to economic development and investing in our current and future workforce. I thank Speaker Osborne for this appointment, and I will work to ensure Kentucky is an affordable and prosperous place to work and live.”
As the House Majority Caucus remains committed to making the state the best place to live and work, the Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee is critical to creating an environment that supports business growth, creation, and recruitment. Committee members also craft policies relating to the unemployment insurance program, worker safety, and workforce development.
“Representative Branscum is more than prepared to address the issues and pass legislation in the Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee,” Speaker Osborne said. “As we continue to make Kentucky a destination for people to come live and raise a family, Josh is more than ready to work towards enhancing our workforce and help alleviate some of the pressures our Kentuckians face. Kentucky’s economic role in this country is expanding, and I am confident in Vice Chairman Branscum’s ability to meet demand.”
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a committee chair “serves as the parliamentary head of a committee. The chair sets the committee’s agenda, determining when—or in many states, whether—bills will be considered.”
The 2023 Regular Session will convene on Tuesday, January 3 and legislators will meet for 30 legislative days before adjourning by March 30. Kentuckians can keep up to date with legislative activity by visiting legislature.ky.gov or following @KYHouseGOP on Facebook, Twitter, and most major social media outlets.