|Rep. Patti Bellock|
WESTMONT – Deputy House Minority Leader and State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) has been named the Minority Chairperson on the two House committees dealing with Human Services, giving her an increased role in shaping policy and advocating for the most vulnerable families in Illinois as the General Assembly looks to resolve the state budget impasse. Bellock will serve as Minority Chairperson on both the Human Services Committee and the Human Services Appropriations Committee.
Committee assignments for the 100th General Assembly were announced today as the Illinois House of Representatives prepares to reconvene on February 8. In addition to the aforementioned assignments, Rep. Bellock has also been appointed to serve on the Special Committee on Healthcare & Healthcare Disparities, and Environment.
A recognized expert on state budget, Medicaid and disability issues, Rep. Bellock shared her priorities for the coming year, emphasizing the opportunity for bipartisan action in 2017.
“Illinois’ most vulnerable families stand to be impacted the most by the difficult budget decisions that will need to be made this spring,” Bellock said. “I remain committed to ensuring that we preserve a strong safety net for those who need it most; including the disabled, children with special needs, seniors on fixed incomes, homeless veterans and families that are struggling to provide basic shelter and food for their children. Together we can restore the strength of the Illinois economy without sacrificing the needs of those families in danger of falling through the cracks.”
Rep. Bellock serves the 47th District, which includes portions of Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Burr Ridge and Western Springs.
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