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Committee Assignments Received By Senate Members


December 31, 2020

Senate members received their committee assignments for the 58th Legislature Dec. 8. Sen. Shane Jett will be serving on four committees including the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary.

"I'm pleased with my committee assignments, and ready to share my experience and expertise in these areas as we work to strengthen our great state," Jett said. 

As a U.S. Navy Reserve veteran with 11 years of experience as an Intelligence Officer, Jett was also tapped to serve on the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

"Oklahoma has one of the largest active and retired veteran populations in the country," Jett said. "We are proud of our military heritage and want to ensure these patriots receive the services and assistance they and their families need and deserve throughout their military careers and after."

Jett, who served the last three years as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund Community Development Advisory Board for the Trump Administration, was tapped to sit on the Finance Committee. He brings nearly a decade of combined economic development finance and commercial banking experience to the committee. 

"When we work on the budget and other financial issues, it's important that members have experience with a wide range of entities and their financial needs," Jett said. "This session, we're going to be faced with many tough financial issues as the struggling energy sector and the pandemic have had a negative financial impact on everyone from state agencies to businesses to Oklahoma families. By working together, we will find solutions to overcome these difficult challenges."

Jett, who represents Dist. 17, which includes Shawnee, much of Bethel Acres and a portion of Oklahoma County, will also sit on the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee.  

State Sen. Greg McCortney will continue to serve as chair of the Senate's Health and Human Services Committee for the next two years. McCortney, R-Ada, previously served as vice chair and then chair of the committee and has been reappointed to lead Health and Human Services by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

His district includes much of Southern Pottawatomie County.

In addition to his chairmanship for Health and Human Services, McCortney will also hold seats on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services, and the Committees for Finance, Rules and Business, Commerce and Tourism.

Senator Zack Taylor, whose Dist. 28 includes Lincoln and Seminole counties as well as Tecumseh and part of Bethel Acres, will serve as vice chair of the Senate Business Commerce and on the Tourism committee.

The Senate will hold an organizational day on Jan. 5, and the session will formally get underway on Feb. 1.


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