The following is an article published in the Daily Iberian.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Speaker of the House Phillip DeVillier released committee assignments today including an announcement that State Representative Beau Beaullieu (R-New Iberia) will serve as chairman of the House & Governmental Affairs Committee.
Chair Beaullieu says he is committed to educating his committee quickly and thoroughly given the need to call a meeting of his members early next week. H&GA will consider the bills related to redistricting when the Special Session begins on Monday, and Speaker DeVillier says is vitally important to ensuring Louisiana’s governmental operations and its democracy remain strong.
“H&GA has important work to do and I can’t think of a steadier hand at the wheel than Chair Beaullieu,” says Speaker DeVillier. “For the last four years, Beau has been a respected member of H&GA and a leader in the House chamber. I have no doubt he’ll be an exemplary leader of this committee as it addresses some very important challenges ahead.
“Serving on H&GA as a member has given me a great appreciation of the issues that come before that committee,” said Chairman Beaullieu. “There’s nothing more important to civic engagement than laws that promote fair and honest elections as well as the smooth operation of governing bodies. I know the constituents in my district, and across Louisiana, care very deeply about the state’s future and I’m committed to doing my part to ensure it thrives through this leadership role.”