For immediate release: February 19, 2013

BOSTON- Representative Mark J. Cusack (D- Braintree) was recently named the Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy for the 188th Legislative Session of the Massachusetts General Court.

The Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee is charged with reviewing all matters concerning the exploration, exploitation and development of energy sources, such as coal, gas, oil, nuclear fusion, solar rays, wind, tidal movement, etc. The Committee also has jurisdiction over proposals regarding the siting of energy facilities, public utilities and other such matters as may be referred.

“I am grateful to Speaker DeLeo for appointing me the Vice Chairman of the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee,” said Representative Cusack.  “I am looking forward to working on the important issues this committee handles that affect our Commonwealth and especially my district which contains a municipal power plant as well as gas and electrical service from major utilities.”

Representative Cusack, who is in his second term representing Braintree, Holbrook, and Randolph, will also serve on the Joint Committee on Revenue and the Joint Committee on Transportation during this legislative session.