State Senate leadership announced new committee appointments for State Sens. April Weaver (R-Brierfield), Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) and Keith Kelley (R-Anniston) on Thursday. 

Weaver will now chair the Confirmations Committee, which receives appointments from the governor requiring confirmations. She already serves on the Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Development Committee as its vice chair and on the Rules, Finance & Taxation General Fund, Judiciary, Transportation & Energy and Healthcare Committees.

Weaver said she takes her appointment to head the Confirmations Committee seriously, as the appointees confirmed by the Senate have an impact on the lives of millions of Alabamian citizens.

Givhan will serve on the Finance & Taxation Education Committee, which handles bills concerning the state’s Education Trust Fund. He already serves on the Senate Rules, Finance & Taxation General Fund Committee and the committees for Confirmations, Judiciary, Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Development, Healthcare, Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Safety and Energy Council. He is also a member of the Joint Transportation Committee.

“It is important that we continue with responsible budgets that provide practical solutions for Alabama’s future,” Givhan said. “I am excited about serving in this new capacity and know that we will continue working hard to make Alabama the best place to raise a family.”

Kelley, who was elected a little over one year ago in 2022, will serve on the Rules Committee. He already serves on the Finance & Taxation General Fund, State Governmental Affairs, Children & Youth Health, Veterans & Military Affairs and Public Safety committees. 

“I am honored to be appointed to the rules committee and appreciate the confidence placed in me,” said Kelley. “I take this responsibility very seriously and look forward to working alongside the chairman in accomplishing much success in the upcoming session.”

The three state senators will begin their new roles at the beginning of the 2024 regular session, which begins on February 6.

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