Michigan House energy panel vice chairman to focus on infrastructure issues
State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, will represent the state of Michigan on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NSCL) 2015-2016 Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee to learn of on-going energy initiatives, opportunities and challenges across the country.
House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, appointed Rep. Glenn, vice chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, to the NSCL standing committee. The national committee meets this summer in Seattle, Wash. and next year in Washington, D.C.
“The NCSL’s mission of upholding state sovereignty through protection from unfunded federal mandates and overreach is paramount to Michigan’s continued economic growth, and Rep. Glenn has been on the forefront of those concerns for decades,” Speaker Cotter said. “As our Energy Policy Committee vice chairman, he has researched the parameters of Michigan’s energy condition and is helping to develop our policy plans to provide sources for stable, affordable electricity and power to residents and businesses.
“I’m happy to appoint Gary in this second capacity to serve our state with the NCSL so he can tout Michigan’s success story and bring us other states’ ideas that we can work to formulate to fit our needs.”
The NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee is one of the organization’s nine committees that develop policy on both state and state-federal issues to help guide NCSL’s efforts in Washington, D.C.
The committee meetings also allow legislators to share the experiences of other states in shaping public policy, experimenting with new laws and managing the legislative institutions, as well as other policy innovation and information exchange among the state and territorial legislatures.
“I thank Speaker Cotter for entrusting me to represent Michigan’s achievements and accomplishments with our legislative counterparts across the country,” Rep. Glenn said. “I look forward to learning new ideas that we can employ here to spur greater opportunities for the people of the Great Lakes State, and to make our state more competitive for new business and industry and job creation.”
Rep. Glenn can be contacted toll free at 1-855-GLENN98; by email at GaryGlenn@house.mi.gov; online at RepGaryGlenn.com; or by mail at Anderson House Office Building, S-1287, and P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.