Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

February 22, 2017

Senator Hartley Named Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus

Caucus works to promote legislation that supports Connecticut’s manufacturing sector

This week, Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) was named Co-Chair of the General Assembly’s bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus. Legislators on the Manufacturing Caucus work to identify, craft and lead passage of legislation that promotes a strong, growing manufacturing sector in Connecticut’s economy.

“Connecticut is a state known for making things, particularly in our aerospace parts manufacturing sector,” said Senator Hartley. “Manufacturing is a critical part of our economy, creating good-paying jobs for state residents and supplying parts and products to the broader business community. By working with like-minded legislators on both sides of the aisle, I plan to advocate for policies that will strengthen and expand manufacturing in our state.”

Every year the Manufacturing Caucus identifies and recommends passage of legislation. As Co-Chair of the caucus, Hartley would be tasked with delivering these recommendations to the General Assembly and organizing caucus members to work for the passage of recommended bills.

As Co-Chair of the Commerce Committee, Senator Hartley is uniquely positioned to pass bills encouraging job growth in manufacturing and other sectors of the state economy. In recent years she has led passage of legislation that lowers the regulatory burden placed on small businesses and provides funding for new and growing companies.