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House Speaker Bedke reinstates lawmaker to committee

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke has reinstated a northern Idaho lawmaker back to her legislative committee assignments. Bedke announced Wednesday that Rep. Heather Scott, a Republican from Blanchard, had been reassigned to her committees on the House floor. Scott was stripped of her legislative assignments during the first week of the Idaho session after she commented to a fellow female lawmaker that women only advance in the Legislature if they trade sexual favors. Lawmakers have since received hundreds of emails and phone calls from both critics and supporters of Bedke’s decision. Scott will now return to the House Commerce and Human Resources, Environment and Energy and Technology and State Affairs.

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