Rep. Fred Strahorn Receives Legislative Committee Assignments
Appointed to shape and refine bills before House legislative panels
January 24, 2013
 
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State Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) has been appointed as a member of the House committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Education, Insurance and Public Utilities


"I am honored to be selected to serve as a member of these committees," said Rep. Strahorn. "I look forward to working on bills, hearing testimony and helping to establish laws, along with my colleagues, that are in the best interest of Ohioans. There is a lot of work that needs to get done and I am looking forward to working hard for the people of my district and Ohio."


The House of Representatives has 17 standing committees. House Republicans have slightly altered the committee structure for the 130th General Assembly. The committees on Local Government and Criminal Justice were consolidated, while new committees on Manufacturing & Workforce Development and Policy & Legislative Oversight were established. Committee meetings may be held any time before or after House floor sessions, and they are open to the public. 


This is Representative Strahorn’s second time in the Ohio House of Representatives; he previously served from 2000 to 2008. He then served as State Senator until 2010. Representative Strahorn has been, and continues to be, dedicated to the people of the 39th House District. He is enthusiastic about continuing his public service the citizens of the greater Dayton area.


 


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House Dems Respond To GOP's Proposed Wage-killing Unemployment Restrictions

 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today responded to the newly unveiled GOP unemployment compensation bill that freezes unemployment compensation for ten years, increases unemployment insurance tax rates from .02 to .03 percent for employers, and adds a new ten-percent tax on employees.

“As Americans we believe in getting paid for the work you do. But now, after helping to build our bottom line in Ohio, working people will take home less pay for doing the same job under this legislation,” said House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton). “That’s wrong.”

The legislation also reduces the amount of time a person remains eligible for unemployment insurance by two weeks, from 26 to 24.

“An automatic pay cut is not what most families and people have in mind when I talk to them about the priorities at their statehouse,” added Leader Strahorn. “People are concerned about owning a home, sending kids to school and trying to save what they can to get ahead.”