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Gov. Scott named to national economic development committee

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has been named to the National Governors Association’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee, the association announced this week.

The National Governors Association provides a venue for governors to share best practices, identify priority issues and find areas of bipartisan collaboration to influence federal policy.

Scott’s work will cover issues like transportation, infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development and affordable housing.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, which has a focus on issues that are critical to our efforts to grow Vermont’s economy, from affordable housing to infrastructure,” Scott said in a press release.

“This committee work will provide an additional opportunity to collaborate with my fellow governors and contribute to policy areas that can have a positive impact on Vermont.”

Scott will be one of 11 members on the committee. Other members include Govs. John Carney (Delaware), Kim Reynolds (Iowa), Bruce Rauner (Illinois), Larry Hogan (Maryland), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Roy Cooper (North Carolina), Ricardo Rosselló (Puerto Rico), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island) and Scott Walker (Wisconsin). The committee is c-chaired by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.