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Senator Rush Reappointed Chair of Veterans Committee

State Senator Mike Rush (D-Norfolk & Suffolk District)
was recently re-appointed by Senate President Therese Murray to serve as
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs for the
2013-2014 Legislative Session.   SenatorRush served as the Committee Chairman last session, during which he authoredthe nationally recognized “VALOR Act” that provided increased support forveteran owned businesses, Gold Star families, military children, and higher
education access in the Commonwealth.

Senator Rush, an Iraq War Veteran, said, “I am honored to
serve as Chairman of this important committee. We accomplished a lot during the
past session for veterans, servicemembers, and their families and I look
forward to continuing to ensure Massachusetts number one in the nation in how
we treat our veterans.”

President Murray also appointed Rush as Vice-Chairman of the
Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Committee and as a member of
the powerful Senate Committee on Ways and Means.   Senator Rush will also serve on the
committees on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Labor and
Workforce Development, and Transportation.

“As a co-chair of the Legislative Parks Caucus, I am pleased
that the Senate President has given me the opportunity to be Vice-Chairman of
the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture committee,” said Mike
Rush.  “I am fortunate to serve on
committees that will be tackling major reform initiatives in the coming months.”


Senator Rush was recently sworn in for his second term to
represent the Norfolk & Suffolk District, which consists of the City of
Boston, Dedham, Dover, Needham, Norwood & Westwood.

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