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Herrera Beutler ranking member of appropriations committee

By , Columbian politics reporter
Published: January 16, 2019, 4:59pm

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, will serve as ranking member of the Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee for the 116th Congress.

Herrera Beutler has served on the Appropriations Committee — which consists of 12 subcommittees — since 2013.

The committee oversees funding for Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, Government Accountability Office, the Library of Congress and other departments within the federal government.

“It is an honor to continue serving Southwest Washington in Congress, especially now as a leader on the House Appropriations Committee that sets spending levels across the federal government,” Herrera Beutler said in a press release.

“With this new assignment, I will fight to hold the government accountable, save taxpayer dollars, and increase transparency of how those dollars are spent,” she said.

She also said she will use her leadership position to ensure the Capitol is “a safe, responsive and open place for Congress to do the people’s business, and as accessible as possible for folks from Southwest Washington and across the country to visit.”

The Appropriations Committee is Herrera Beutler’s exclusive committee, but she will serve on other subcommittees in addition to her role as ranking member.

Subcommittee assignments have not yet been doled out.

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