Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has been elected by his colleagues to the five-member Senate Rules Committee. The Rules Committee is considered one of the most influential assignments in the Senate, and as such, selection to it must be confirmed by the entire Senate. Berryhill represents Oakdale in the state’s 8th Senate District.
The Rules Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving or rejecting hundreds of key gubernatorial appointments before they are voted on by the full Senate. The committee also has jurisdiction over proposed amendments and rules that govern the State Senate as well as all other matters relating to the business of the State Legislature.
“It is an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve in this position for the Senate,” said Berryhill. “As a member of the Rules Committee, I am committed to fully examining gubernatorial appointments, working to ensure the Senate operates efficiently and assisting my colleagues as they navigate the legislative process.”
Senator Berryhill was unanimously elected to the Rules Committee by the full Senate. One of the two Republican members of the Committee, he will serve as a point person for his Republican colleagues in ensuring their legislative priorities are allowed fair and open debate.
“I am grateful to my colleagues for their confidence in me and look forward to working with them in this new capacity,” added Berryhill.
Berryhill represents the 8th Senate District which includes the Sierra Foothills, Central Valley, high desert and some of the Sacramento region. Berryhill began his public service as a State Assemblymember in 2006 and was elected to the Senate in 2010. Berryhill was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in the Senate in 2014.