ST. GEORGE — U.S. House Representative Chris Stewart has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee — a congressional committee which has historically held a large degree of control over federal spending — according to a press release issued by Stewart’s office today. The appointment to the committee that controls the national purse-strings is a considerable achievement for the conservative legislator who has been outspoken against wasteful federal spending since taking office in January.
“I’m excited for the chance to serve on the appropriations committee,” said Stewart. “The appropriations committee plays a critical and constitutionally mandated role in holding the President and his federal agencies accountable for the people’s money.”
Stewart was appointed along with Reps. Mark Amodei of Nevada Martha Roby of Alabama. The seats on the committee opened following the death of Rep. C. W. Bill Young and the resignation of Reps. Rodney Alexander and Jo Bonner.
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