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Pody appointed to national committee

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State Rep. Mark Pody has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Labor and Economic Effectiveness Committee by Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell.

"It is a great honor to be appointed by Speaker Harwell to this high-ranking committee," Pody said. "Tennessee is leading the charge when it comes to job growth and economic success; I look forward to sharing information about some of the policies that are working in our state and also gaining additional perspective that will help me become a more effective lawmaker."

According to the NCSL website, the committee covers state and federal issues related to labor, employment, workforce and cultural affairs. It educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns related to federal actions that impact states, based on policy positions adopted by them through the NCSL's process. The group also enables legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding policy options being considered in other states.

"I know Rep. Pody will be a tremendous asset to the labor and economic effectiveness committee," Harwell said. "This group is charged with helping our state achieve its labor and economic goals, something about which Rep. Pody is very knowledgeable. His expertise in this area will serve the committee well."

Pody's term will begin immediately and is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2019.

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