Daily Summary – Jan 9

Members of the 94th General Assembly took the oath of office Monday morning.

After swearing-in, the House elected Matthew J. Shepherd of El Dorado as the Speaker for the 94th General Assembly. He becomes the first person in state history to be elected Speaker for a third term.

After an address to the House, Speaker Shepherd announced the chairs and vice chairs for committees. You can find the lists of committee assignments which include the names of chairs and vice chairs at

On Tuesday, the Joint Budget Committee will meet at 9am. The House will convene at 10 am and then at 10:30 am, the House and Senate will convene in the House Chamber for a Joint Session.

During the Joint Session, all constitutional officers will be sworn into office and the newly elected Governor will make an address.

I sit on the following Committees:

  • Revenue and Tax
  • City, County Local
  • Joint Budget, I serve as vice-chair
  • Arkansas Legislative Council
  • Rules Committee

The House streams all committee meetings and House floor proceedings at

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