Rep. Phillips: Committee Assignments Provide Increased Input on Higher Education, Job Creation

State Representative Reggie Phillips has secured positions on key House Committees that will tackle issues crucial to our local communities including job creation and funding for higher education.

In his first term in the Illinois House, Representative Phillips (R-Charleston) garnered a coveted spot on the House Labor and Commerce Committee, which reviews many initiatives focused on creating jobs as well as issues concerning labor union rights and restrictions. Representative Phillips said his experience as a small businessman who employs several hundred workers make this committee assignment a perfect fit.

“There’s no doubt that the best way to grow our economy is to create jobs. To do that, we need to be able to compete once again with our more jobs-friendly neighbors,” Representative Phillips said. “I know first-hand which policies help or hinder those who want to do business here and create jobs for our families. I am very pleased that the new administration is prepared to take a different, more jobs-friendly approach to governing, and I’m ready to get down to work with them to bring good jobs back to our communities.”

Representative Phillips said he is also looking forward to his work on the House Appropriations-Higher Education Committee which gets a first review of legislation regarding funding for Illinois Colleges and Universities. “Eastern Illinois University and our local community colleges are cornerstones of our communities, and they’re also powerful economic engines that provide jobs and revenues. This assignment gives our district greater input throughout the process on issues that impact their funding,” Representative Phillips said.

During the 99th General Assembly Representative Phillips will also serve on the House Transportation-Regulation, Roads and Bridges Committee, the House Counties and Townships Committee, the House Environment Committee, and the House Special Committee on Healthcare Disparities.

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