ATLANTA (January 14, 2011) – State Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) will continue as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee for the 2011-2012 Term, after being appointed by the Senate Committee on Assignments.  Additionally, Mullis will stay on as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.  Mullis will also serve as Secretary of the powerful Senate Rules Committee and sit on the Appropriations, Banking and Economic Development committees.

 

“I am extremely grateful to continue the years of hard work the Senate Transportation Committee has done to put Georgia on the right path toward the 21st Century transportation infrastructure we need to compete in a global economy,” said Mullis.  “We have some work ahead, but I am confident our committee will make the right decisions our state needs for road, airway, waterway and passenger rail expansion across Georgia.  A thriving economy and modern transportation system go hand-in-hand and I am looking forward to this session and moving Georgia ahead for long-term prosperity.”

President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams and Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers offered the following statements regarding the committee selection process:

“After numerous meetings, and careful consideration of the talents and expertise of each of our Senators, I feel strongly that we have created strong, durable committees that will help to cultivate legislation that is beneficial to all Georgians,” said President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams. “By using this transparent, extensive process, we can ensure that we are working together and maximizing all of our efforts in order to bring Georgia through these hard times and into a prosperous future.”

“By giving the committee selection process the attention it deserves, I am confident that the result will be public policy that stimulates our economy, puts money back into the pockets of hardworking citizens, and improves the quality of life for all Georgians,” said Majority Leader Chip Rogers. “Though we have many hard decisions to make, we must put politics aside to make Georgia a state where families, businesses, and communities can grow and thrive.”

The 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday at the State Capitol. 

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Sen. Jeff Mullis serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He represents the 53rd Senate district which includes Chattooga, Dade, and Walker counties and portions of Catoosa County.  He can be reached at his office in Atlanta at 404.656.0057 or by email at jeff.mullis@senate.ga.gov.