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Britt joins McConnell leadership team as an adviser

Britt said the opportunity gives Alabama a better seat at the table as the Senate leadership makes decisions.

Sen. Katie Britt during a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Sen. Katie Britt, R-Alabama, has joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership team as an informal adviser, according to a report from The Hill.

The group of advisers also includes Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi; Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina; and Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska.

“I’ve always said that my goal is to ensure Alabama has the best possible seat at the table in the Senate, so our state’s people, values, and interests can be represented effectively and strongly. I’m proud to be delivering on my pledge to Alabamians,” Britt said in a statement to The Hill. “I also believe that I bring to the table a critical perspective and voice that is often missing in D.C. — that of the next generation of conservative leaders and that of moms with school-aged children.”

The meetings involve several elected Senate GOP leaders, namely Republican Whip John Thune from South Dakota, Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso from Wyoming, Republican Policy Committee Chairwoman Joni Ernst from Iowa, GOP Conference Vice Chairwoman Shelley Moore Capito from West Virginia, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Steve Daines from Montana.

The group meets every Monday evening in McConnell’s office to discuss strategy for the upcoming week.

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

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