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Arconti, Allie-Brennan to lead House Energy and Technology Committee

January 6, 2019

Local state representatives have been named the leaders of the House Energy and Technology Committee.

State Rep. David Arconti, D-Danbury, was appointed as chairman of the committee, while State Rep.-Elect Raghib Allie-Brennan, D-Bethel, was named vice chairman.

This committee tackles issues related to energy planning, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and similar activities. In the past, the committee has worked on net neutrality, climate change planning and resiliency, development of sustainable and equitable funding for energy efficiency, and severe storm response plans and strategic communications, according to a release.

“I am honored to serve as chair of the Energy & Technology Committee and continue the great work the committee has done over the past sessions,” Arconti, who previously served as a member of the committee, said in a release. “I am eager to help shape Connecticut’s energy future for the better and continue moving the state forward.”

Arconti, who will begin his fourth term on Wednesday, was also re-appointed as a member of the Environment Committee and General Law Committee.

Allie-Brennan, who will start his first term on Wednesday, was also appointed as assistant majority leader and a member of both the Public Safety & Security Committee and General Law Committee.

“I am honored and excited to serve the 2nd District and Connecticut in these important roles and I want to thank Speaker (Joe) Aresimowicz for his trust and confidence,” Allie-Brennan said in a release. “I look forward to playing a key role in the development of Connecticut’s energy priorities and advancing policies that benefit the 2nd District and all of Connecticut.”

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