Rep. Michael Sheehy Appointed To Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
Tasked with refining bills about Ohio's largest industry and abundant resources
November 08, 2013
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On Wednesday, State Rep. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) received his third committee assignment; Sheehy was appointed to the Ohio House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. 

“I am honored to be appointed to the Ag & Natural Resources Committee,” Rep. Sheehy said. “As a long-time resident of the Maumee Bay area, I look forward to ensuring the preservation of our state’s largest natural resource, Lake Erie. And I am committed to helping continue Ohio’s tradition of a strong agricultural industry.”

Since taking office in June, Rep. Sheehy has taken a particular interest in working to clean and preserve Lake Erie. He has attended numerous meetings and events concerning the presence and threat of algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie basin, the pervasiveness of invasive species and other issues affecting the health of the lake.

Committees are crucial to the formation of laws, as they allow opportunities for opponents and proponents to present testimony and voice opinions. Often, legislation is amended and changed through the committee process to include or exclude some provisions before being presented on the House floor.

Rep. Sheehy now serves on State & Local Government, Economic Development & Regulatory Reform and Agriculture & Natural Resources committees. 

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