Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has picked Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., to chair the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
This subcommittee, formerly chaired by Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., is where OSHA legislation normally originates in the House.
Norwood was first elected to Congress in November 1994 as part of the " Republican Revolution." In 1995 he won the Fighting Frosh award by the U.S. Business and Industrial Council, which honors the freshman representative who shows the greatest willingness to battle excessive regulations and taxation.
Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., was named vice chair of the subcommittee, and will have OSHA oversight responsibility.
by James Nash