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Britt lands on appropriations, banking committees

Freshman U.S. Sen. Katie Britt has been assigned to Senate committees on Appropriations, Rules and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

“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 in a written statement. “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.”

In this week’s edition of Inside Alabama Politics, Alabama Daily News reported the expected appropriations assignment, an especially significant get for the newly elected Britt. Her predecessor, Sen. Richard Shelby, served on that committee much of his tenure and once chaired the committee. Appropriators write legislation funding the range of federal government agencies and accounts.

“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. “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 Banking Committee has jurisdiction over all financial services policy and regulation. The Senate Rules Committee sets administrative guidelines for how the Senate operates.

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