OLYMPIA – The Senate Democratic Caucus today voted to confirm committee membership and leadership positions for the 2022 Legislative session.

“I am so proud of all that’s been accomplished on behalf of all Washingtonians in recent years,” Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig said. “We’re leading on issues such as jobs, climate, voting rights, healthcare and much more.

“We have more work to do, and this is the team that will help keep Washington on a path of prosperity.”

Key changes to committees include:

  • Sen. Manka Dhingra becomes chair of the Law & Justice Committee.
  • Sen. Claire Wilson becomes chair of the Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee.
  • Sen. David Frockt becomes chair of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee.
  • Sen. Yasmin Trudeau becomes vice chair of the Law & Justice Committee and will also serve on the following committees: Housing; Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation; and Law & Justice.
  • Sen. John Lovick will serve on the following committees: Business, Financial Services & Trade; Environment, Energy & Technology; and Transportation.

Key changes to leadership include:

  • Sen. Jamie Pedersen becomes Majority Floor Leader.
  • Sen. John Lovick becomes 2nd Vice President Pro Tempore.

For a complete list of committees and committee assignments, click here. Committee assignments and leadership positions become official after a full vote of the Senate on the first day of session. The 60-day 2022 legislative session is scheduled to begin on Jan. 10.

This session committee hearings will be conducted over Zoom, enabling the public to weigh in on bills before any committee by visiting https://app.leg.wa.gov/CSIRemote/Senate. Members of the public interested in participating should check www.leg.wa.gov for the latest information. Legislative hearings are streamed live on TVW.org and also recorded and available to view in TVW’s archive.