State Rep. Peter Barca
Press Release

Rep. Barca Announces Democratic Committee Assignments for Upcoming Legislative Session

“I am excited about the wealth of experience, dedication and talent our Democratic members will bring to their respective committees”

By - Dec 30th, 2016 04:43 pm

MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session.

“I am excited about the wealth of experience, dedication and talent our Democratic members will bring to their respective committees,” Rep. Barca said. “I am confident that with this new caucus, my colleagues in the Assembly will represent our state well as we continue to strongly advocate for the values we all share as Wisconsinites.”

The Assembly Democratic members of the committees are: (** = ranking)

Aging and Long-Term Care 
Meyers**
Kolste
Brostoff

Agriculture 
Considine**
Kessler
Spreitzer
Fields
Vruwink

Campaigns and Elections
Kessler**
Zamarripa
Taylor

Children and Families 
Taylor**
Billings
Subeck
Bowen

Colleges and Universities 
Berceau**
Wachs
Billings
Hebl
Vruwink
Anderson

Constitution and Ethics 
Kessler**
Berceau
Wachs

Consumer Protection
Berceau**
Sinicki
Pope

Corrections 
Bowen**
Pope
Goyke
Considine

Criminal Justice and Public Safety 
Goyke**
Kessler
Zamarripa
Crowley

Education 
Pope**
Genrich
Considine
Hebl
Bowen
Vruwink

Energy and Utilities
Zepnick**
Sargent
Genrich
Stuck
Meyers

Environment and Forestry 
Mason**
Hebl
Milroy
Anderson

Family Law 
Goyke**
Subeck
Zepnick

Federalism/Interstate Relations 
Zepnick**
Doyle

Financial Institutions 
Doyle**
Young
Zepnick
Kessler
Meyers
Fields

Government Accountability/Oversight
Pope**
Hintz
Brostoff

Health 
Kolste**
Zamarripa
Subeck
Taylor

Housing and Real Estate 
Stuck**
Young
Goyke

Insurance 
Genrich**
Young
Berceau
Doyle
Bowen

Jobs and Economy 
Ohnstad**
Stuck
Fields
Crowley

Judiciary 
Wachs**
Hebl
Taylor

Labor 
Sinicki**
Mason
Ohnstad

Local Government 
Subeck**
Berceau
Spreitzer

Mental Health Reform
Considine**
Sargent
Brostoff
Zepnick

Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage 
Milroy**
Hesselbein
Spreitzer
Stuck
Brostoff

Public Benefit Reform 
Subeck**
Kolste
Riemer

Regulatory Licensing Reform 
Brostoff**
Genrich
Anderson

Rural Development/Mining 
Spreitzer**
Milroy
Shankland
Vruwink

Science/Technology 
Genrich**
Kolste
Anderson

Small Business Development 
Sargent**
Zamarripa
Billings
Kolste
Crowley

State Affairs and Government Operations 
Zamarripa**
Sinicki
Ohnstad
Hesselbein
Doyle

Tourism 
Billings**
Ohnstad
Mason
Considine
Vruwink

Transportation
Wachs**
Kolste
Meyers
Billings
Crowley

Urban Revitalization 
Fields (Vice Chair)
Sinicki**
Bowen

Veterans and Military Affairs 
Hesselbein**
Milroy
Sinicki
Goyke
Reimer

Ways and Means 
Taylor**
Reimer
Ohnstad
Doyle

Workforce Development 
Billings**
Spreitzer
Riemer
Ohnstad
Crowley

Rules Committee
Pope
Kolste

Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
Hebl**
Anderson

Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology
Barca**
Sargent

Joint Committee on Finance
Hintz**
Shankland

Joint Legislative Audit Committee
Sargent**
Berceau

Joint Legislative Council
Mason**
Hesselbein

Assembly Organization
Barca
Hesselbein
Sprietzer

Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems
Mason**

Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions
Young**

Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties
Riemer**

Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Peter Barca - Page 3

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Assembly Organization Committee Secret Ballot

"It’s ironic that the Republicans are seemingly using the same lack of transparency that led to our state having one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in history"

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on the Department of Transportation Audit

“The GOP has let the taxpayers of Wisconsin down.”

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Labor Committee Public Hearing

“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”

Rep. Peter Barca Response to the State of the State

The governor has bragged about his tax policies, while neglecting to mention that his cuts have largely benefitted the wealthy of our state.

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session

“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response.”

Wisconsin Continues to Fail on Jobs

Assembly Democrats once again renew their call for a summit to grow Wisconsin jobs

Rep. Barca Statement on Redistricting Decision

“Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around.”

Rep. Barca Statement on Democratic Leader Reelection

“I am honored and humbled by my reelection.”

Statement from Rep. Barca on Election Results

"There will be many pundits analyzing these results for weeks, but what is crystal clear is that voters are dissatisfied with the status quo."

Rep. Barca Secures a Small Victory for Veterans

“It was shocking that the Walker Administration has not been participating in meetings with our hardworking County Veterans Services Officers all along, however I am glad they have committed to attend future meetings”

Rep. Barca Statement on “Right to Work” Ruling

“This ruling is a victory for workers’ rights and middle class families.”

State Rep. Peter Barca

Rep. Barca Statement on Voting Systems Outage

Rep. Barca also called for a full investigation and report from the Department of Administration and Department of Transportation on the outages.

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