Assistant House Minority Leader Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, has been appointed Republican Spokesperson on the Public Utilities, Executive, and Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and IT Committees, respectively, for the 2019-2021 legislative term. Committee assignments for the 101stGeneral Assembly were announced today as the Illinois House of Representatives prepares to reconvene on Tuesday, February 5.
The Spokesperson is responsible for leading the efforts of the minority caucus within each committee; including questioning witnesses who provide testimony at committee hearings, being the lead advocate for caucus positions on legislation assigned to that committee, and negotiating with the Committee Chairperson to reach bipartisan consensus on as many bills as possible.
“Serving as Spokesperson on three different committees makes me the point person for our caucus on negotiating legislation and working to achieve bipartisan solutions on issues ranging from utility regulation to cybersecurity,” Wheeler said. “Starting this week, committees will begin their work for the year. I am committed to leveraging my new spokesperson role to deliver results for Fox Valley families and amplify their voice on important legislation while it’s being crafted.”
In addition to the aforementioned assignments, Representative Wheeler has also been appointed to serve on the committees on Energy & Environment, Labor & Commerce, Revenue, and Prescription Drug Affordability & Access.
Rep. Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville. For questions or more information, please contact Representative Wheeler’s district office in North Aurora at (630) 345-3464.