Rep. Clyde To Lead House Dems On Government Accountability And Oversight Committee
Committee oversees voting rights and elections issues in Ohio House
January 31, 2017
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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced she will again serve as the top Democratic member of the Ohio House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. The committee handles elections and voting rights issues introduced in the Ohio House. 

“I am honored to again serve as ranking member on the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee,” said Clyde. “I look forward to working together with my legislative colleagues to promote good government, fairer elections and equal access to the ballot for all.” 

Rep. Clyde is in her fourth term at the Ohio House, where she has worked extensively on voting rights issues, standing up against reductions in early voting days and hours, pushing for automatic voter registration for all and easier voting for students. She has also put forward a plan for congressional redistricting reform, an effort she will heavily focus on during her final House term. 

Rep. Clyde will also serve on the Higher Education and Workforce Development and the Energy and Natural Resources Committees during the 132nd General Assembly. 

The House of Representatives has 21 standing committees after House Republicans slightly altered the committee structure for the 132nd General Assembly. The Judiciary Committee was split into two separate Criminal and Civil Justice Committees, committees on state and local government were consolidated, and several new committees – such as Aging & Long-Term Care and Federalism & Interstate Relations – were established, among other changes. 

Committees are held any time before or after House floor sessions and are open to the public. 

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