Cindy Receives Sandy Garrity award from Gateways Community Services and Plus Company for Making a Difference in the Lives of People with Developmental Disabilities.

Sandy Garrity was the lead plaintiff in the suit that led to the closure of New Hampshire's state institution.
  Date:  August 25, 2010

Representative Cindy Rosenwald Named to Leadership Post of National Conference of State Legislatures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Cindy Rosenwald has been named Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) Health Committee.  Massachusetts Senator and NCSL President Richard T. Moore made the appointment.

"I am honored to represent the interests of state legislatures in the continuing debate over the changing state-federal relationship," Rep. Rosenwald said about her new appointment.

The Health Committee is one of 12 standing committees of the National Conference of State Legislatures.  The standing committees are responsible for developing policies that guide NCSL's activities on Capitol Hill and within the administration.  The policies stress three themes: opposition to unfunded federal mandates, prevention of unnecessary preemption of state laws and protection of state revenue sources.

Rep. Rosenwald brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the table," said Senator Richard Moore.  "I am pleased that she has accepted the appointment and I look forward to her valuable contributions to state public policy over the next year."

NCSL has just completed an active year in representing the interests of the states in Washington, D.C. including work on the extension of an enhanced Federal Medicaid match, health care reform, financial services reform, transportation finance reauthorization, and electronic commerce, among other issues.

Rep. Rosenwald, a Democrat from Nashua, is serving her third term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  She is Chair of the Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee.  She has been an active member of the NCSL Health Committee for several years.

The National Conference of State Legislatures is the bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories.  NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.

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