"Your participation on behalf of the Kentucky House of Representatives on this committee and your service to this Commonwealth are very much appreciated," Richards said in one of two official letters of appointment.
The committees include the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) Human Services and Welfare Committee and the Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
Both appointments are for two-year terms.
Embry received news of the reappointment this week and looks forward to the responsibility.
"This is a very challenging assignment and I am honored to represent Kentucky on these two committees," Embry said.
As a member of the NCSL Human Services and Welfare Committe, Embry will delve into issues like social services, income security, food and nutrition, and immigration.
The SLC committee membership will allow him the opportunity to discuss economic development and transportation initiatives within the southern region of our nation, with legislators from 16 member states.
"I look forward to working with legislators from across the nation on these issues," Embry added.
"These appointments will not only allow me to focus on not only policies that work, but also why others fail."
Embry is serving his second term in the Kentucky General Assembly representing the people of the state's 17th House District, comprised of Butler, Grayson and a portion of Hardin counties.
As a legislator, he has earned a reputation as an outspoken advocate of family values, education and economic development.