Committee Assignments, Fiscal Cliff, etc.

It is January and Oklahomans are thawing out from the longest period of below average temperatures in several years.  We are thankful for the snow over the holidays and that power outages were rare compared with other parts of the country.  As we move forward into 2013, away from one of the driest, and THE record hottest year, we hope and pray that increased rainfall will be a frequent and consistent part of our weather forecasts this year.  We can talk about legislation and public policy and tax laws, but there is absolutely nothing that devastates the economy and the quality of life in District 56 more than a lack of rainfall.