Roby expected to land spot on powerful House Appropriations Committee
11/26/2013 08:12 am
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) has been offered a coveted spot on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, the panel that determines how the federal government will spend the people’s money.
“I am being encouraged by my colleagues to accept an assignment on the House Appropriations Committee,” said Roby. “This is so important to the Second District because this is the committee that holds the purse strings and controls federal spending, including funding for all military programs.”
Roby told a small group of her close supporters in the second district over the weekend that she would likely have to give up her seats on the Armed Services Committee, the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Agriculture Committee. She believes, however, that the move will be worth it because the Appropriations Committee has jurisdiction over those areas, as well as many others.
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