FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2017
House Speaker McCall Appoints Rep. Hall to Chair Business and Tourism Committee
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall today named state Rep. Elise Hall as chair of the House Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee.
Rep. Hall previously served as vice chair of the Business Committee and had recently been appointed as a member of the committee for the 56th legislative session. Hall also serves as an assistant majority whip, as vice chair of the House Republican Caucus and as vice chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Select Agencies. In addition, she is a member of the House Rules Committee and the House Judiciary Committee on Civil and Environmental Laws.
“There is a lot of work to do, particularly in the area of economic development for our state,” said Rep. Hall, R-Oklahoma City. “If we create the right environment for small business to thrive, our citizens will prosper, and our state revenues will return. Small business drives our state’s economic growth, and tourism is a big component of our state’s diverse economy. I am grateful for Speaker McCall’s trust in my ability to chair this important committee, and I am looking forward to the session.”
“Rep. Hall is the best choice for this committee given the circumstances,” said Speaker McCall, R-Atoka. “She is already of the committee and has already familiarized herself with the issues and bills that will come before the committee this session. Not only that, but she is a small business owner, and she understands the needs of our economy. I am thankful that she is willing to serve on late notice, and I know our citizens will be well served with her in this role.”