Yesterday the freshman members of Congress were sworn into their new positions. With this comes committee assignments which can be launching pads for their long-term careers.
• Marcia Fudge, (D - Warrensville Heights): Education and Labor Committee. Fudge had hoped to get on the Financial Services Committee, but AICUO sees the benefits of having an Ohioan on Ed and Labor Committee once again.
• John Boccieri, (D - Alliance): Transportation and Infrastructure. Steve LaTourette, Republican of Bainbridge Township, is already a senior member.
• Mary Jo Kilroy, (D - Columbus): and Steve Driehaus, (D - Cincinnati) both wound up on Financial Services.
Other Ohioans on Financial Services are Steve LaTourette and Charlie Wilson, a Democrat from Bridgeport.
Republican leaders have not announced their freshman committee assignments, until then, Freshman Caucus President, Steve Austria's (R - Beavercreek) assignments are unknown.
- Dustin A. Holfinger