SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — State Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) was recently named to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee for the upcoming two-year session.
"I'm honored to be chosen for these four important committees where I'll be able to weigh in on a broad range of issues that my constituents care deeply about," Dykema said. "I'm particularly eager to begin working with my colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee to develop the upcoming 2014 budget after gathering input from residents at hearings across the Commonwealth. I'm looking forward to putting forward a budget that provides the services our residents need and expect, while getting the greatest value for every public dollar."
Dykema will also continue to serve on the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, where she sat for the past four years, and the Joint Committee on Public Health, where she sat for the last two.
"Supporting returning veterans and advocating for environmental protection are issues I'm passionate about," Dykema said. "As a returning committee member, I will continue to focus on improving policy around these issues which are so important to the Commonwealth and the people I represent. I also look forward to being a voice on issues of public health, especially in light of the recent tragedies related to compounding pharmacies."