Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Picked To Work On Four Different Committees

No, it wasn't high school picture day – this is Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon's official House photo.

Leaders in the House have picked Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (who represents the 34th District) to serve on four different committees, including Environment, Transportation, Local Government, and General Government Appropriations and Oversight committees.

Fitzgibbon officially began work on those committees on Monday, Jan. 10th, when the legislative session commenced.

According to a press release:

The House Environment Committee is new this session, and works on issues including Puget Sound, state parks, and climate change.

“The work we need to do on environmental and climate change issues has only just begun,” said Fitzgibbon, D-Burien. “We must act immediately to clean up Puget Sound and to reduce our global warming impact.”

The Transportation Committee oversees all transportation modes in our state, including state highways, ferries, transit and rail.

“Safe and well-maintained roads, transit, and ferries are essential to my district’s economic vitality,” Fitzgibbon said. “Families want a robust network of transportation choices, and I will be working to protect and expand the transit choices in our communities and to repair our ailing ferry system.”

The Local Government Committee handles growth management and land use, county and city financing, and other issues.

“I will be working to strengthen our growth management laws, which protect our environment and facilitate efficient delivery of local services,” Fitzgibbon said.

The General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee prepares the budget for a broad array of state agencies, including prisons, natural resource agencies, and the judiciary.

“While we must tighten our belts during this difficult budget year,” said Fitzgibbon, “my work on this committee will seek to ensure that these cuts do not undermine the safety of the public or the health of our environment.”

Fitzgibbon will spend at least 20 hours per week in public committee hearings. The legislative session is scheduled to end April 24.


One Response to “Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Picked To Work On Four Different Committees”
  1. Meme Mine says:

    Now we arrest the news editors for leading us to a Bush-Like false war against a false enemy of climate change. You the news editors threatened my kids with DEATH BY CO2 for 25 years and now you think you can all just walk away from this mess you created? YOU fear mongers will not get away with this if we all just work together to bring them to justice. System Change, NOT climate change. Let’s be REAL liberals again, not clowns who bow to the FEAR!
    NO! Call your local prosecutor now people and make the media take responsibility for knowingly spreading needless fear and virtually causing a public riot of CO2 panic.

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