U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., was selected by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to serve as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.
“Growing up on a dairy farm, I understand personally just how critical agriculture is to Missouri’s economy,” Blunt said in a news release. “I’m honored to serve as the ranking member for the Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture and rural development, and I look forward to addressing the important issues facing farmers, ranchers, and rural communities nationwide.”
Blunt also will serve on four other Appropriations subcommittees:
- Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies;
- Interior, Environment and Related Agencies;
- Military Construction, Veteran Affairs and Related Agencies; and
- State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.
“Americans sent a clear message last fall that we need to rein in spending and ensure the government is not bigger than the people,” Blunt said in the release. “The Appropriations Committee is faced with the important task of ensuring that we are good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars, and I’m committed to taking a fiscally responsible approach to funding the nation’s programs while reducing any wasteful or duplicative spending.”[[In-content Ad]]