Sen. David Frockt appeared on TVW’s The Impact this week to share his vision for the newly created bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery.
The committee will hold its first meeting in June and is tasked with making recommendations on COVID-19 recovery legislation in advance of the 2021 legislative session, or before that if lawmakers are called back into session this year.
“If you’re not thinking about jobs in this environment, you’re not thinking about the right things,” said Frockt during the interview.
Frockt (D-Seattle) will serve as the committee’s chair. Republican Senator Randi Becker (R-Eatonville) will serve as vice chair. In total, the seven-member committee will be comprised of four Democrats and three Republicans. Democratic senators will include Sens. Manka Dhingra, Christine Rolfes and Rebecca Saldaña. In addition to Becker, Sen. Tim Sheldon and a yet-to-be-determined Republican will represent the Senate GOP.
You can watch the full interview with The Impact here.