State Rep. David T. Wilson, R-Litchfield, is joining his fellow colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly in preparing for the start of the 2019 legislative session that convenes on Wednesday. Wilson will take the oath of office and begin serving his second term as a lawmaker.
Wilson represents Litchfield, Warren, Morris, Bethlehem and Woodbury.
“I am looking forward to continuing to work on behalf of the people of the 66th district and the state of Connecticut,” Wilson said. “I’m looking forward to a busy session and I’m ready to get moving. I encourage anyone who has questions or concerns regarding state government, as well as ideas for bill proposals, to contact me.”
Wilson has also announced his committee assignments for the 2019-2020 legislative sessions. He has been appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides as ranking member of the legislature’s Aging Committee, serving as the House Republican Caucus’ senior leader of the committee.
Wilson has also been appointed to serve on the Appropriations Committee, saying he is committed to fighting for common sense policies that will help Connecticut businesses grow and thrive while reining in state spending of taxpayer dollars and restoring fiscal health. He has also been reappointed to serve on the Environment Committee for the upcoming two-year term.
State Rep. John Piscopo, R-Thomaston, who represents Northfield, has been selected by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides to continue serving in his leadership role as Chief Whip in the House Republican Caucus.
"I'm honored to have been selected by Leader Klarides to continue serving the House Republican Caucus in my capacity as Chief Whip for the upcoming term,” Piscopo said. “We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us; I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to it. I encourage anyone who has questions or concerns regarding state government to contact me.”
The legislative session began on Wednesday and will run through June 5.
Klarides added, “I am thankful to Rep. Piscopo for his steadfast and unwavering service to our House Republican Caucus. I know that I can rely on him to maintain discipline and ensure that business on the House floor runs efficiently, which will be critical in the legislative session.”
Rep. Piscopo also announced his committee assignments for the 2019-2021 legislative sessions. He was reappointed to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee as well as the Energy & Technology Committee for the upcoming two year term. He will also continue serving on the Environment, Screening, and Legislative Management Committees.
“No doubt, we will be discussing and debating many important issues in the upcoming session,” he said. “My priorities and commitment to my constituents and the residents of Connecticut remain firm. We must put Connecticut on sound fiscal ground, and create an environment that will allow our economy to grow and businesses to flourish, where families can work, live, and play.”