House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, has selected Rep. Seneca Scott to serve on the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Standing Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures. The committee is one of eight maintained by the bipartisan national legislative group, which tells Congress and federal agencies about state concerns. The committee's focus is energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation and policies. Scott, D-Tulsa, also was named recently by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to serve on the White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Change. He also serves as secretary of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators and as secretary of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Native American Caucus.
MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU