Wilson chosen for trade, government accountability committees

After working to increase legislative oversight of government accountability efforts, Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is joining the accountability-focused Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) by appointment of Senate leadership.

She also received appointment to the economic growth-centered Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy.

“I’ve made a serious effort to expand government watchdog capabilities, so it’s an honor to be chosen to serve as part of JLARC,” said Wilson. “Finding and eliminating fraud, waste and abuse is one of my ongoing priorities as a legislator. People expect the government to make the best possible use of every one of their tax dollars. I’m working hard to make sure each of those dollars gets where it is needed the most so that taxpayers can keep more of their own money in their own pockets.”

JLARC conducts performance reviews, program evaluations, sunset reviews and other analyses of government agencies and policies.

Wilson’s second appointment to the joint committee on trade policy will bring her small business focus to the Legislature’s advisory body for international trade agreements and negotiations.

“Washington as a whole, and the Vancouver area in particular, are heavily dependent on international trade. Having coherent policies on economic growth is crucial for bringing jobs to Clark County and keeping Washington competitive,” said Wilson.

Both committees are bipartisan and bicameral with members from both legislative chambers and both parties.