Reps. Patterson, Rogers To Serve On Ohio House Legislative Panels
Will work with colleagues to help shape public policy
January 21, 2015
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State Reps. John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced the committees on which they will serve to help shape and refine public policy.

“Serving on these committees in the previous General Assembly was a gratifying experience,” said Rep. Rogers. “And I am pleased that I have the continued opportunity to work for my constituents’ interests and help move our state forward on these important legislative bodies.”

Rep. Rogers will serve on the following committees:
-Local Government, Ranking Member
-Ways & Means
-Public Utilities

The House of Representatives has 19 standing committees. House Republicans have slightly altered the committee structure for the 131st General Assembly, splitting state and local government and agriculture and natural resources into separate committees and adding the Community and Family Advancement Committee.

“These committee assignments will allow me to continue the important work that was started in my first term,” said Rep. Patterson. “I look forward to the opportunity this presents to effect change in a positive way, not only for my constituents, but for all Ohioans.”

Rep. Patterson will serve on the following committees:
-Agriculture & Rural Development, Ranking Member
-Finance & Appropriations
-Finance Subcommittee on Primary & Secondary Education

Committee meetings are crucial to the formation of laws; legislative proposals must be vetted through the committee process before full consideration by the House, allowing opponents and proponents to present testimony and voice opinions and creating the opportunity for alterations and improvements to legislation. Committees are open to the public and held any time before or after House floor sessions.

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