Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada has named Rep. Robin Smith chairman of the newly-created House Life and Health Insurance Subcommittee. With this appointment, Ms. Smith becomes the first freshman lawmaker to lead a legislative committee in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
“Being selected to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Life and Health Insurance is a humbling honor for me,” said Rep. Smith. “I am grateful to Speaker Glen Casada for his faith in me personally and for his recognition of the contribution our freshman class is prepared to make toward a better future for all Tennesseans.”
The House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee will be responsible for all laws pertaining to life and health insurance. As a former nurse, Rep. Smith brings a unique perspective as she prepares to chair this important committee.
“Rep. Smith’s knowledge and experience on all matters related to the healthcare industry make her the ideal person to lead the House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee,” said Speaker Casada. “I appreciate her willingness to serve in this important leadership role and as a member of our General Assembly, and I know Rep. Smith and her colleagues on this committee will be successful.”
“Under GOP leadership, our state has achieved many successes and continues to prosper,” said Rep. Smith. “I ran to ensure Tennesseans, not just the state government and its operations, do well. As Subcommittee Chair, I look forward to pushing innovative solutions and needed reforms that will lead to more affordable and patient-driven healthcare for everyone. By doing so, we will take an important step to fulfill Speaker Casada’s promise to Tennesseans that ‘the House will lead’ on the important issues facing our state.”
Rep. Smith will also serve as a member of the House Health and House Insurance Committees, as well as the Facilities, Licensure, & Regulations Subcommittee during the 111th General Assembly. Rep. Smith lives in Hixson and represents Tennessee House District 26, which includes a portion of Hamilton County.