Renews focus on economic growth, job creation, housing, energy, and veterans’ affairs
Last week, the House of Representatives announced committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. State Representative Nick Collins has been assigned to serve as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, a key leadership role steering economic policy for the Commonwealth. In addition, he will sit on the Committees on Housing, The Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, & Energy, and the Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs.
As Vice Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, Rep. Collins will play a leadership role in crafting an important biannual economic stimulus bill which steers strategic short and long term investments designed to stimulate economic growth and lay framework for job creation. This committee is also tasked with shaping a wide range of policies including long-term economic growth, commercial and industrial development, innovation systems from research to development, biotechnology, and the retention of science and technology-intensive industries in Massachusetts.
In his position sitting on the Committee on Housing, Rep. Collins will be responsible for evaluating housing policy for the state, including innovative ways to address a growing need for workforce housing. The Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy will be focused on all things relating to public energy sources, including the placement of public energy facilities and utilities. Finally, with a seat on the Veterans & Federal Affairs Committee, Rep. Collins will have the opportunity to weigh in on policies that affect our veterans, and to shape policies that determine relations with the Federal Government.
“As our economy continues to grow, I look forward to shaping policy that ensures equitable growth, increased economic opportunity and access, quality of life for our veterans, and stable housing,” said Rep. Collins. “I am excited to face these challenges with you, and am proud to serve as your State Representative.”