Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Freshman Congressional Members Receive Committee Assignments

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