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FARRAR APPOINTED TO COMMITTEES ON STATE AFFAIRS AND AGRICULTURE & LIVESTOCK  print page

by: Rep. Farrar, Jessica
01/27/2005


State Representative Farrar is looking forward to continuing serving the State of Texas in her new committee assignments. She will serve on the State Affairs and Agriculture & Livestock committees for the 79th Legislative session.


In her position on Agriculture & Livestock, Representative Farrar will promote farm workers' rights, work to revitalize FFA programs in the high schools in her district and bring the Harris County extension service into the inner city.


Representative Farrar's seniority has at last afforded her the opportunity to serve on the State Affairs committee, where some of the state's most contentious issues have been processed.


"Last session, the State Affairs committee had no women in its membership despite the fact that the committee passed several bills which drastically limited a woman's ability to access health services. I am thrilled to be able to serve on this committee so that Texas women finally have a strong voice."


Among the bills assigned to the State Affairs Committee are civil rights bills. In particular, bills affecting the gay and lesbian community are heard in this committee. Representative Farrar is determined to be an ally to this community to continue to fight for tolerance and an end to discrimination of any community.


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