- Published: 13 February 2013
Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) presided over his first meeting of the Senate Public Health Committee as chairman this past week.
“I am honored that the Senate President appointed me to chair the Public Health Committee,” Sen. Mulroe said. “I appreciate the faith and trust he has in me, given my short tenure in the legislature.”
The Public Health Committee hears testimony on a variety of legislation that affects the health and well being of the people of Illinois. On Tuesday, the Public Health Committee heard testimony and subsequently passed a Medicaid expansion bill out of their meeting and to the Senate for a full vote, which is expected to happen next week.
In addition to his chairmanship of the Public Health Committee, Mulroe was also appointed vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and is a member of the Criminal Law and Insurance Committees.