LIVE: The constitutional issues of Special Counsel investigation of Russia, Trump and campaign

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 08:30
Carmody only NW Louisiana Representative to nab House Chair
Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Louisiana State Capitol at nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Shreveport state Rep. Thomas Carmody has been appointed chairman of the House Commerce Committee by Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia.

    Carmody, a Republican who is serving his third term as the representative of House District 6, is the only northwest House legislator to get a chairmanship.
    Carmody told theFax-Net:
    “It's certainly an honor to be asked to serve as chairman of House Commerce Committee. I am  thankful to Speaker Barras for his confidence and this opportunity. I am excited to work with him and all of  the House members in this capacity!
    “I always have enjoyed serving on this particular committee and believe my talents are well suited to the task. In my opinion, House Commerce is actually the Best Committee in our state capitol.  
    “House Commerce handles such varied and interesting subject matter. I certainly look forward to working with our staff and each of the committee members.”
    Indeed it does.  Here is the description of the jurisdiction of the House Commerce Committee:
    “To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects: Commerce generally; Banking and the regulation thereof; Communication by telephone, telegraph, radio and television; Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats; Navigation and laws relating thereto; Regulation of common carriers by water; Consumer protection; Laws relating to merchandising; Regulation, licensing, or certification of occupations  and professions generally, except those fields which are health related; Interest rates; Savings and loan and homestead associations; Small loan companies; Regulation and licensing of businesses and occupations; Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies; Corporations; and Tourism.”
    Two other area representatives were appointed as vice-chairmen.  Republican state Rep. Jim Morris of Oil City, who represents House District 1, was named vice-chair of the influential Ways and Means Committee, which is the tax-writing panel in the House.
    Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier City, who was elected in 2015 to represent House District 8, will serve as vice-chair of the House  Judiciary Committee.
    Here are the committees on which northwest Louisiana representatives will serve:
   Jim Morris, R-House District 1 – Ways and Means Committee (vice chair); Natural Resources and Environment Committee.
    Sam Jenkins, D-House District 2– Civil Law and Procedure Committee; House and Governmental Affairs Committee, Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee..
   Barbara Norton, D-House District 3 – Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee; Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.
    Cedric Glover, D-District 4– Commerce Committee; Insurance Committee; Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee.
    Alan Seabaugh, R-District 5 – Civil Law and Procedure Committee; Insurance Committee; Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.
    Thomas Carmody, R-District 6 – Commerce Committee (chairman).
    Larry Bagley, R-District 7 – Health and Welfare Committee; Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.
   Mike Johnson, R-District 8–

 


DON'T FORGET TO SHARE
Judiciary Committee (vice chair); Civil Law and Procedure Committee; Health and Welfare Committee.
   Dodie Horton, R-District 9– Education Committee; Labor and Industrial Relations Committee; Ways and Means Committee.
    Gene Reynolds, D-District 10– Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee; Commerce Committee; Education Committee.rch efforts in the last few decades. This latest report recommends that, “the governor and Legislature submit strong and specific assurances for budget cuts, controls and cost containments prior to approving tax increases.” PAR also asks the governor to call upon the Legislature to help him reform Louisiana’s budget process and control costs on several expenditure items in the budget, including debt, pensions and the group health benefits program.

 

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 09:25
Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

Website: www.faxnetupdate.com/
Login to post comments
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

Read More

miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

Read More

 

trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

Read More

edwards play money 1

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

Read More

BB Menu

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1