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Britt to serve on three Senate committees, including Appropriations

Britt is the only freshman Senator to serve on the powerful appropriations committee.

Senator-elect Katie Britt makes a phone call from her temporary office in Washington D.C. (U.S. Senate Photographic Services)

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt, R-Alabama, has been tapped to serve on three Senate committees in her freshman tenure. Britt will serve on Appropriations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Rules and Administration during the 118th Congress.

The three committee assignments were ratified by the Senate Republican Conference Wednesday, and the full Senate is expected to approve an organizing resolution this week.

“I have always said that my mission is to ensure Alabama has the best possible seat at the table, and these committee assignments will strongly position me to fight effectively for our great state’s people, interests, and values during my first two years in the United States Senate,” Britt said. “I want to be the kind of leader who works to identify and implement tangible, meaningful solutions to the pressing challenges facing Alabama and America.  I look forward to championing priorities that help preserve the American Dream, build a bright future, and grow opportunities for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt follows the footsteps of Sen. Richard Shelby, who also served on all three committees. Britt is the only freshman Senator to be named to the appropriations committee.

“There is no doubt that Alabama having a seat on the appropriations committee is critical for our state, and I’m pleased that we’ll continue to be directly represented in this important process moving forward,” Britt said. “One of my top priorities will be ensuring we maintain a strong national defense and that our men and women in uniform are the best equipped, resourced, and trained in the world, so that American families remain safe and free.  I am going to be a voice for restoring fiscal sanity in our country by spending hard-earned taxpayer money responsibly and responsively.  We need to get back to regular order and end the wasteful spending that’s poured fuel on the inflationary fire that is devastating Americans in every corner of our country.”

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs  manages legislation in areas including banking, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, urban development and mass transit, international trade and finance, and economic policy.

“I’m eager to be an outspoken advocate for commonsense consumer protections and fostering a financial environment that promotes freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for hardworking families, small businesses, and retirees across our state and nation,” Britt said.

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The Committee on Rules and Administration prepares the system of rules for conducting business in the Senate.

“The institution of the Senate is important to me, and I look forward to being a champion for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the Senate’s cherished tradition of robust debate and civil discourse on the Rules Committee,” Britt said.

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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