State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) has received his initial significant committee assignments and responsibilities after being sworn in to represent the 3rd District Friday, March 1, 2019.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on committees that work to develop standards and policies that will impact my local communities in terms of constituents’ homes, health and daily lives,” said Sen. Anwar. “I look forward to getting started.”
Sen. Anwar’s term includes several significant leadership positions on committees:
- Housing Committee, Chairman: creates policies relating to all housing and housing program matters in the state, with responsibilities including fair housing, state-assisted housing programs, judiciary standards for residences, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Advisory Council on Housing Matters and the Department of Housing.
- Public Health Committee, Vice Chairman: develops policies relating to and in recognition of all matters relating to health, including emergency medical services, nursing homes, pure food and drugs, controlled substances and substance abuse treatment, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Developmental Services and the Office of Health Care Access.
- Veterans’ Affairs Committee: implements policies related to military and veterans’ affairs excepting veterans’ pensions. Responsibilities include care and monitoring of former veterans, veterans’ benefits and care, veteran registries and additional resources.
- Insurance and Real Estate Committee: drafts policies relating to insurance and real estate law, with matters including practices and changes in industries and consumer-oriented protections.
Sen. Anwar’s assignment on the Housing and Insurance Real Estate Committees gives him a chance to fight for homeowners impacted by crumbling foundations. Many buildings and residents in the 3rd District have been negatively impacted by the faulty home foundations, and Sen. Anwar considers the issue a high priority.