Most policy work in Augusta happens between January and June, and in committees. Most recently I served as House Majority Leader and as House Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future, a special committee established to move Maine’s economy forward. Before that, I served as the Democratic Lead member on the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation, as Assistant Majority Leader, and as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy.
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As Majority Leader, my job was to lead a caucus of 89 House Democrats, as well as three Unenrolled members who caucus with us. I also moved key legislation forward on the floor of the House. Finally, I hired and oversaw the staff who make up the House Democratic Office. You can learn more about this office here.
I am proud of the bills I have sponsored to improve Maine for us all. Most have passed with bipartisan support. A few have been considered first-in-the-nation or have won awards.
To read the text, amendments and disposition of each item I have sponsored in my time as a Maine legislator, visit the Maine Legislature advanced bill search page. Search under any of the legislative sessions in which I served (126th to 123rd). Then choose Sponsored by “Rep. Berry of Bowdoinham.” To see only bills I sponsored, check “Prime sponsor only.” Or leave it unchecked to see all bills I cosponsored as well.
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