ALBANY -?Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, R-Newport, recently was named ranking Republican member on the Assembly Committee on Standing Committees, one of the top positions in the Assembly Republican Conference, a news release said.
In this new role, Butler will ensure committees run efficiently to make sure legislation makes it out of committee and to the Assembly floor for a vote, the release said.
"In my new role ... I will be working to ensure that legislation important to middle-class families and our communities doesn't get stuck in committee," Butler said in the release. "I will work with our committee rankers to identify important bills to bring to the Assembly floor for debate."
In addition to Butler's new position, he will continue to serve on the Agriculture, Economic Development, Higher Education, Insurance and Environmental Conservation committees.