House Speaker Nominee Casada Wants to Reinstate Key Oversight Committees

Tennessee Speaker of the House nominee Glen Casada on Wednesday said he wants to revamp the committee system by bringing back House oversight committees regarding "prisons, children and family, and TennCare,” The Tennessean reports. There were 11 joint oversight committees eliminated in 2011 to save on staffing costs, including those overseeing the aforementioned areas. A bill was introduced in 2016 to create a 17-member correction oversight committee, however, the legislation failed to get out of committees in both chambers. Casada said the re-created committees will only be in the House, therefore will not need Senate approval. He is expected to assume speakership in January.

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