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Sen. Massey reappointed Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee
January 17, 2023; 8:43 p.m.

Lawmakers convened in Nashville to set the stage for the 113th General Assembly

NASHVILLE – State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) has been reappointed chair of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. This announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally during the organizational session on the Senate floor.

McNally praised Massey for her leadership on the Transportation and Safety Committee.

“Becky Massey is a compassionate legislator dedicated to representing her constituents,” said McNally. “She understands the importance of transportation to our economy and is dedicated to keeping Tennessee citizens safe. Her talents and abilities are perfect for this committee. This session will be focused on transportation infrastructure. I can think of no one better to preside over that discussion.”

The Senate Transportation and Safety Committee is responsible for highways, roads and bridges; railroads; air, bus and vehicular transportation; rules and regulations for highways, and facilities in connection with and navigation of waterways, lakes and streams; and the Department of Safety.

“I am excited to once again chair the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee,” said Massey. “We will tackle big issues this year and work to make sure that Tennessee roadways work for all Tennesseans now and in the future. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this committee and look forward to a big year.”

Massey was also appointed to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

The General Assembly will return to the State Capitol Friday, January 20 to resume the organizational session which will conclude on Saturday, January 21 with the inauguration of Governor Bill Lee to his second term on War Memorial Plaza in a joint session of the General Assembly. Upon completion of the organizational session, the General Assembly will begin its regular business as committees meet to review reports and budget proposals from state departments as well as vote on legislation.


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