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Kennedy to Join Assembly Health & Transportation Committees

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Jim Kennedy has been appointed to serve on two Assembly committees that monitor the health and transportation needs of New Jersey residents.

Kennedy (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union) will serve on the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee and the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

“Assemblyman Kennedy is no stranger to public service, having served the residents of Rahway as mayor for 20 years,” said Speaker Vincent Prieto. “I am confident that his decades-long experience serving the public interest will be an asset to these panels, and will benefit the residents who depend on us to bring forth legislation that will make New Jersey a better place to live.”

“We have a responsibility to provide for the welfare of our residents. Diminished health and poor transportation options can lead to financial struggles that hurt families and the state,” said Kennedy. “Our transportation infrastructure is crumbling and the Transportation Trust Fund is in serious trouble. I am ready to get to work on legislation that will ensure our residents, particularly our seniors, are getting the health services they need, and strategize on practical solutions to tackle our transportation woes so the next generation doesn’t inherit an even bigger mess.”

The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is responsible for the oversight of health care policy. Its focus is legislation that works to prevent disease, promote well-being at all life stages and encourage informed choices that enrich the quality of life for residents and communities.

The Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of state transportation, including bridge and highway construction, motor vehicle inspections, expansion of light-rail train systems, and management of the toll road authorities.

Kennedy represents District 22, which covers Clark, Dunellen, Fanwood, Green Brook, Linden, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains and Winfield.