Friday, January 28, 2011

Ohio House and Senate Committees Announced, US Senate too...

Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) on Wednesday announced the chamber's committee assignments and chairs. Of note is that Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) has been selected to replace Sen. Gary Cates as Education Committee chair, although Cates will remain on the committee. Also notable is the number of AICUO members represented by members of the Finance Committee, 24. The list of committees and assignments is attached.

Speaker of the House, Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) named his committees a few weeks ago, but meetings have just started within the last week. Most notable for our members is that Rep. Gerry Stebelton (R-Lancaster) was named chairman of the House Education Committee and Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) was named as chairman of the House Finance Committee.

Lists of all committee assignments can be found here.


At the Federal level, the U.S. Senate named committee assignments on Thursday afternoon. Sen. Sherrod Brown will remain on the committees he sat on during the last Congress, the Agriculture, Appropriations, Banking, Ethics, and Veterans Committees. Sen. Rob Portman was named to the Budget, Armed Services, Energy and Natural Resources, and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees.