Posted on December 7, 2020
HARTFORD – On Friday, Greenwich State Representative Harry Arora (R-151) was appointed Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee by House Republican Leader-elect State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-86). A Ranking Member serves as the leader of the minority party in committee meetings and works with the Committee Leadership to bring forward legislation.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Ranking member of the Labor and Public employees committee. Our workforce is our state’s most important resource and we need policies which will help create better and higher paying job opportunities in Connecticut. The pandemic has brought on difficult challenges for so many in our community and also has brings fiscal risk to the unemployment insurance fund. The new Paid Family Leave implementation faces unique challenges. I look forward to working with chairwoman Robyn Porter and all others on the committee and in the administration to address these important public issues,” Rep. Arora said.
“During his short time serving in the General Assembly, Harry has demonstrated an uncommon ability to deconstruct complex issues with genuine intent to create the best possible outcomes for our state and individuals on all sides of an issue,” Candelora said. “That quality, coupled with his experience in the world of finance, make him a natural fit for the Labor Committee–nobody understands better than Harry that we have to turn around our state’s economy, and through his ability to ‘think big’ I believe he’s capable of breaking down some of the traditional barriers to the state finally achieving economic growth.”
According to the General Assembly website, “the Labor Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, conditions of employment, hours of labor, minimum wages, industrial safety, occupational health and safety, labor unions and labor disputes; all matters relating to the Department of Labor; and all matters relating to conditions of employment of state and municipal employees and the substantive law of state and municipal employees’ collective bargaining.”
Rep. Arora was re-elected to serve his first full two-year term in the Connecticut General Assembly, Nov. 3 after winning a Special Election in 2019 to fill the seat previously held by now-Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo. Arora said he is excited to continue representing the great people of Greenwich.
The 2021 Legislative Session, convening Jan. 6th, will end June 9th.