State Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) has been reappointed to the leadership of the Senate’s most powerful committee, the Finance, Ways and Means Committee. In addition to being named the committee’s 2nd Vice-Chairman, he will also serve as Chairman of the Revenue Subcommittee.
The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) during the General Assembly’s 2019 organizational session.
Lt. Gov. McNally, said, “Senator Hensley understands the importance of keeping taxes fair, simple and low.”
“Senator Hensley is a strong fiscal conservative who has been a relentless advocate for taxpayers during his legislative tenure,” said Chairman Watson. “He has done an outstanding job as Chairman of our Revenue Subcommittee.”
The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee has the responsibility of considering all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds and has oversight regarding legislation pertaining to bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness. Hensley, a member of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, reviews all legislation regarding K-12 schools and higher education. The Health and Welfare Committee The Senate Health and Welfare Committee is responsible for legislation dealing with all aspects of public welfare, hospitals, nursing homes, various health care professions, and services for mental health, the developmentally disabled, and the aged.
“I appreciate the confidence of the Lt. Gov. McNally and Chairman Watson to serve in this leadership role in our Finance Committee,” said Sen. Hensley.