January 10, 2006
Zack Space on House Agriculture Committee
By Paul M. Krawzak
Copley News Service
WASHINGTON Rep. Zack Space has obtained another desired committee
assignment: a seat on the House Agriculture Committee, where he
said he will have an opportunity to promote alternative fuels.
"Being on the Agriculture Committee
gives me an opportunity to advocate for issues that are important
to our district and our workers," said Space, D-Dover.
The freshman lawmaker, who succeeds
convicted Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Heath, said he plans to push
for greater use of ethanol, a corn-based additive to gasoline.
That will "hopefully translate into
more markets for our products and more jobs for southeastern
Ohio," he said.
House Democratic leaders also
announced Tuesday that freshman Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-St.
Clairsville, has been assigned to the Science Committee, and
freshman Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley, will serve on the Budget
The Agriculture Committee has
jurisdiction over agriculture and agribusiness and this year will
be debating a reauthorization of the farm bill, which was last
passed in 2002.
Space also serves on the
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has
jurisdiction over highways, aviation, railroads and waterways and
the Appalachian Regional Commission.