(STATE HOUSE, Boston, MA) Rep. Josh S. Cutler (D-Pembroke) has been named House Chair of the Coastal Caucus in the Massachusetts state legislature. Rep. Cutler joins his Senate counterpart, Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) in leading the bi-partisan 80-member caucus, which is focused around issues impacting coastal regions.
“It’s an honor to lead the Coastal Caucus along with my colleague Sen. Tarr. Whether it’s aquaculture, flood insurance, sea-level rise, offshore energy or marine fisheries ––coastal issues are critical to our economic and environmental well-being — even in our inland communities,” said Rep. Cutler. “I feel privileged to be able to take a leading role in working to shape such a critical policy area.”
The Coastal Caucus hosts regular sessions with key stakeholders and policymakers to highlight issues of importance to coastal areas. Recent sessions have included a focus on the impact of climate change on small businesses, options to reducing the impact of flood insurance costs, and efforts to combat invasive maritime species.
Rep. Cutler, now in his fourth term, represents the Sixth Plymouth District which is comprised of Pembroke, Duxbury and Hanson. For more information contact his State House office at 617-722-2810.