Rep. Tom Demmer to Continue Leadership Roles on Healthcare Committees

When lawmakers return to Springfield this week, Representatives will begin vetting hundreds of bills that have already been filed in the 101st General Assembly. With six years of experience and leadership on the House of Representative’s healthcare committees, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) will once again be a leading voice in policy discussions that relate to delivery, access and funding of healthcare for Illinoisans.

“It’s an honor to continue in my role as the Republican Spokesperson for the Appropriations- Human Services Committee,” said Demmer. “Human Services is the largest area of state spending, and ensuring that taxpayer funds are allocated in a manner that maximizes people’s ability to access to the healthcare they need is vital.”

In addition to his leadership role on the Appropriations- Human Services Committee, Demmer will also serve as the ranking Republican on the Prescription Drug Affordability & Access Committee. “Access to affordable medications is another critical component of adequate healthcare, and I look forward to working with other members on this committee to improve overall safety, processes and outcomes.”

Demmer will also serve on the Healthcare Availability & Access, and Human Services Committees, where a variety of other bills that address health concerns will be heard. Additionally, Demmer will serve as a member of the Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & IT Committee.