Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin
The morning before the start of the 2019 legislative session, Rep. Craig Fishbein joined his colleagues, including House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast hosted by Quinnipiac University.
The event is a mix between networking with local and state business leaders and elected officials and discussions on legislative priorities for the Chamber and legislators. During his remarks, Rep. Fishbein stressed the importance of creating a more welcoming business climate in the state and reducing the tax burden on both citizens and businesses. The continual budget deficits continue to hurt the economy and hinder growth, he said.
Posted on December 27, 2018 by admin
Another cold morning greeted Rep. Fishbein as he spent time ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Cheshire Stop and Shop on Saturday, December 15. Working as a “guest ringer” for the Salvation Army has become a tradition for Rep. Fishbein, and many other Republican lawmakers, who together have collected more than $200,000 since they started volunteering nearly a decade ago.
Posted on December 26, 2018 by admin
The Connecticut House Republican Caucus recently announced that State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) will serve on three important committees for the 2019-2021 legislative session that begins on January 9, 2019.
After a caucus, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides announced legislative committee assignments for the upcoming session, including making Rep. Fishbein a member of the powerful Judiciary Committee and appointing him to serve on the Labor Committee. He was reappointed to the Public Safety Committee, a committee he served on during his first two-year term in office.
“I’m honored the people of Cheshire and Wallingford chose me to represent them in Hartford for a second term, and I’m excited to get back to work on the issues that are important to our district and the state overall,” Rep. Fishbein said. “I would also like to thank Rep. Klarides for allowing me the opportunity to serve on Judiciary and Labor, two important committees that have an incredible impact on how the state operates and how the legislature fulfills the fundamental goals of government.”
During his first term, Rep. Fishbein served on the Energy and Technology Committee, Public Safety Committee and Commerce Committee.
In a separate announcement by the legislature’s Conservative Caucus last week, Rep. Fishbein was elected to serve as Vice-Chair. The Conservative Caucus is a group of Connecticut legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty.
For more information, and to read descriptions of the duties and responsibilities of each legislative committee please go to www.cga.ct.gov and click on the “Committees” tab.