Republicans in the General Assembly want more say over how their members are assigned to committees – but a bid to do so was rejected Friday by the Senate Rules Committee. Legislators are currently assigned to committees by the House Speaker and the Senate President, both of whom are elected by a chamber-wide vote at the start of each session. But Senate Minority Leader Bryan W. Simonaire (R-Anne Arundel) argues that, given the Democratic supermajority in both the House and Senate, Republicans ultimately lack power in where their own members are assigned.
Senate Panel Votes Down Republican Attempt to Get More Say Over Committee Assignments
March 8, 2021