Jones reappointed chairman of Rules Committee

Published 3:45 am Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rep. Mike Jones, Republican of Andalusia, will continue to chair the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives when in the 2018-2022 quadrennium.

Jones’ appointment was one of many announced by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R – Monrovia) on Monday.

“Each of these members possess specific talents, experiences, knowledge, and leadership skills, and we worked hard to match those factors with the committees they fit best,” McCutcheon said.  “The men and women we name today have my full faith and confidence, and I know they will use their chairman positions to help make our already great state even better.”

McCutcheon was recently selected as the speaker nominee of the 77-member House Republican Caucus, which is considered tantamount to election in the 105-member house, and said the committee chairmanship announcements will allow offices and committee clerks to be assigned and more intensive preparations for the upcoming regular session to begin.

Jones took over chairmanship of the powerful Rules Committee, which sets the agenda for the House, last year.

Full committee rosters will be announced during the 2019 organizational session, which is scheduled to convene on January 8, McCutcheon said.