Representative Noujaim has been appointed to the National Council of State Legislatures’ Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee by Speaker of the House Christopher G. Donovan.
“I’m very pleased to have been appointed to this important NCSL committee,” said Representative Noujaim. “At a time when the U. S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are acting on legislation that will have far-reaching implications for Connecticut’s and our country’s economic future during the current recession, the role the NCSL’s Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee will have in influencing the form those measures take is more important than ever.”
“As a legislator who has always worked to stimulate economic growth and create jobs by opposing higher taxes on families, individuals and employers, and by supporting legislation to improve the business climate in Connecticut, I am very concerned about many of the measures currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress,” Representative Noujaim said. “As a member of this key NCSL committee, I intend to make my voice heard on recommending the kinds of pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-business positions that NCSL should take when it presents testimony before congressional committees considering legislation that could widen and deepen the recession.”
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. The leadership of NCSL is composed of legislators and staff from across the country.
The NCSL Standing Committee on Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce has jurisdiction over state-federal relations with regard to electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities and other financial services issues, interstate commerce and taxation of electronic transactions, telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.
The Committee is responsible for protecting states’ interests in federal decisions regarding these areas. It serves as a forum for legislators and legislative staff to exchange information on state policy approaches and to identify emerging issues of importance to state legislatures.
“This appointment offers you a unique opportunity to meet with fellow leaders from across the nation to share your views and exchange ideas on issues that are relevant to your committee’s mission,” said Representative Donovan, D-Meriden, in a letter to Representative Noujaim informing him of his appointment to the NCSL’s Committee on Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce.
As Speaker of the state House of Representatives, Representative Donovan chooses state House members to serve on the NCSL’s standing committees.