District 26 Rep. Herbert Dixon named to national office

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Herbert B. Dixon. who represents District 26 in the Louisiana Legislature,  has been named Vice Chair of the National Council of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Labor and Economic Development Committee. Massachusetts Senator and NCSL President Richard T. Moore made the appointment.

“I am honored to represent the interests of the state legislatures in the continuing debate over the changing state-federal relationship,” Rep. Dixon said about his new appointment.

The Labor and Economic Development Committee is one of 12 standing committees on the National Conference of State Legislatures. The standing committees are responsible for developing policies that guide NCSL’s activities on Capitol Hill and within the administration.

“Rep. Dixon brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the table,” said Senator Richard Moore. “I am pleased that he has accepted the appointment and I look forward to his valuable contributions to state public policy over the next year.”

NCSL has just completed an active year in representing the interests of states in Washington, D.C. including work on the extension of an enhanced Federal Medicaid match, health care reform, financial services reform, transportation finance reauthorization, and electronic commerce, among other issues.

The National Conference of State Legislatures is the bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the states in the American federal system.

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