Legislators are announcing their new committee assignments in email press releases. Here is the news from Das Wiliams:
Assemblymember Das Williams Announces Committee Assignments
SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has appointed Freshman Assemblymember Das Williams to the Education Committee, Health Committee, Assembly Rules Committee and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
"I am honored by these appointments," Assemblymember Williams said. "Education policy is a passion of mine and the Education Committee gives me an opportunity to help craft solid California Education policy."
"All Californians should have access to affordable healthcare and as a member of the Health Committee I can help clamp down on runaway health care costs. As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, I will have the opportunity to ensure that the California Department of Veterans' Affairs is offering quality programs to our veterans."
Assemblymember Das Williams represents the 35th Assembly District, which includes Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Ventura and portions of the city of Oxnard.
I noticed that he uses the proper gender neutral term of Assemblymember whereas the press releases I get from Republicans use the term Assemblyman. What do you think accounts for the divide on which term to use?
I haven't seen anything from Representative Gallegly yet but he seems to have been passed over yet again for chairing anything above a subcommittee. This isn't a seniority issue as many of the new Chairs were elected to the House after him. I wonder if he signaled to his party that he was planning on retiring or if it is because he hasn't donated enough to other candidates. What do you think?
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