February 9, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2023 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt today made the following remarks regarding her first month in office.

“I’ve hit the ground running in the Senate, fighting for Alabama’s people, values, and interests every day,” said Senator Katie Britt. “It’s a true honor to serve our great state, and I’ll continue to work tirelessly to preserve the American Dream for generations to come.”

Senator Britt’s First Month of Legislative Action

  1. Senator Britt was named to 3 Senate committees:
    1. The Senate Committee on Appropriations
    2. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    3. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  1. Senator Britt co-sponsored 8 bills, including:
    1. Sen. Daines’ Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act
    2. Sen. Wicker’s No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act
    3. Sen. Tuberville’s FARM Act
    4. Sen. Rick Scott’s Full Faith and Credit Act
    5. Sen. Braun’s No Budget No Pay Act
    6. Sen. Cassidy’s Educational Choice for Children Act
    7. Sen. Marshall’s Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today Act
    8. Sen. Cornyn’s Constitutional Carry Reciprocity Act
  2. Senator Britt co-sponsored 2 CRA Resolutions of Disapproval, including:
    1. Sen. Capito’s Waters of the United States Disapproval Resolution
    2. Sen. Braun’s Disapproval Resolution to President Biden’s ESG rule politicizing American’s 401(k)s
  3. Senator Britt co-sponsored 1 D.C. Resolution of Disapproval, including:
    1. Sen. Cotton’s Disapproval Resolution of D.C.’s illegal alien voting law
  4. Senator Britt co-sponsored 4 Resolutions, including:
    1. Sen. Tim Scott’s National School Choice Week resolution
    2. Sen. Capito and Sen. Whitehouse’s resolution recognizing National Mentoring Month
    3. Sen. Capito and Sen. Feinstein’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day Resolution
    4. Sen. Ernst’s resolution honoring George Washington Carver
  1. Senator Britt signed on to 4 congressional letters:
    1. Sen. Lee’s letter to President Biden expressing opposition to a debt-ceiling hike without structural reform reducing deficit spending
    2. Rep. Sewell’s letter asking the administration to increase federal cost share for FEMA Public Assistance to 100% following the January 12th storms
    3. Sen. Hyde-Smith’s letter requesting the USDA purchase up to $42 million of surplus catfish products
    4. Sen. Cortez-Masto’s letter in support of Medicare Advantage

Senator Britt’s Official Trips

  1. Six days after taking her oath of office, Senator Britt took her first official trip to the Del Rio Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border.
  2. Following the severe weather impacting Alabama on January 12th, Senator Britt joined Governor Kay Ivey, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, and local officials in surveying the damage Dallas and Autauga counties.
  3. Senator Britt is currently joining Senator Ernst and a bicameral Congressional delegation to visit the epicenter of fentanyl trafficking in the San Diego Border Sector.

Senator Britt’s State Visits

  1. In Satsuma, Senator Britt visited with local elected officials, law enforcement officers, and first responders as well as students and teachers from Satsuma High School.
  2. Senator Britt attended a meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile.
  3. Senator Britt visited Dunbar School for Creative and Performing Arts in Mobile to speak to their students.