WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2023 — U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) today announced she will serve on the Senate Committees on Appropriations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Rules and Administration during the 118th Congress.
The three committee assignments were ratified by the Senate Republican Conference this afternoon, and the full Senate is expected to approve an organizing resolution this week. As a freshman member, these are Britt’s inaugural committee assignments.
“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,” said Senator Katie Britt. “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.”
1. The Senate Committee on Appropriations’ role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires “appropriations made by law” prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.
Regarding the Committee on Appropriations, Senator Britt remarked, “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. One of my top priorities will be ensuring we maintain a strong national defense and that our men and women in uniform are the best equipped, resourced, and trained in the world, so that American families remain safe and free. 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.”
2. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs plays an integral role in managing legislation that affects the lives of many Americans. These areas of jurisdiction include: banking, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, urban development and mass transit, international trade and finance, and economic policy.
Regarding the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senator Britt commented, “I’m eager to be an outspoken advocate for commonsense consumer protections and fostering a financial environment that promotes freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for hardworking families, small businesses, and retirees across our state and nation.”
3. The Committee on Rules and Administration is charged with preparing a system of rules for conducting business in the Senate.
Regarding the Committee on Rules, Senator Britt stated, “The institution of the Senate is important to me, and I look forward to being a champion for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the Senate’s cherished tradition of robust debate and civil discourse on the Rules Committee.”