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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rep. Marcia Fudge announces House committee assignments

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Cleveland, has announced her committee assignments in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 113th session of Congress.

Fudge represents the 11th Congressional District that includes Euclid and Mayfield Heights, plus other eastern Cuyahoga County communties along with portions of Summit County including part of Akron.

She will serve as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition, which has jurisdiction over SNAP (food stamps), nutrition, consumer programs, special investigations, and oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Fudge will also serve on the Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture.

This subcommittee reviews a wide variety of matters including fruits and vegetables, honey and bees, market and promotion orders, plan pesticides, quarantine, adulteration of seeds and insect pests, and foreign agriculture assistance.

“I look forward to enhanced jurisdiction over areas vitally important to constituents of the 11th District including SNAP, nutrition and a cause I have long championed, reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity,” Fudge said in a news release. “All Americans count on their food supply to be safe on its journey from farm and field to their dinner tables. I welcome the opportunity to protect their interests in my committee assignments.”

The congresswoman will continue her service on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and will remain a member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protection.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Anonymous Alton said...

This is cool!

July 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM 

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