CORPUS CHRISTI–Congressman-Elect Blake Farenthold from Corpus Christi has learned his committee assignments when he takes office in January in Washington D.C.
Farenthold beat U.S. House of Representative Solomon Ortiz, a 14-term congressman from the Coastal Bend, in a tight election last month.
The freshman congressman-elect has gone to Washington D.C. for orientation and to get a look at his new digs in the Capitol.
On Tuesday, it was announced he will be serving on the Transportation and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
His District Deputy said he wanted to serve on the House Armed Services and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but because he lacked seniority, he was given these other assignments.
The transportation panel oversees over ports, highways, civil aviation and protecting coastal areas from pollution. The reform panel investigates government operation and efficiency.
Farenthold is happy with the committee assignments and said he looks forward to serving on these committees.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, email@example.com
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