Bills and Related Legislative Policy Work

 

Committees

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.

For more information about committees and other legislative activities, please click here.

 

My Office

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.

Click here to search all recent news items from the House Democratic Office, or here to see items relating only to me.

 

Legislation

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.

To do a general bill search, click here.