BigNews.Biz - Dec 23,2016 - Manchin Appointed to New Senate Committees for 115th Congress
Senator Manchin will join the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He will continue to be a member of the Senate Committees on Energy and Natural Resources, and Veterans’ Affairs.
“It is a privilege to be assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as we enter into a new Congress,” Senator Manchin said. “The two committees oversee a range of issues that will help the people of West Virginia and our values.
“As a member of these new committees, as well as a new member of Senate leadership, I will have a greater influence over where our federal dollars are going, and how our country’s intelligence activities and programs keep us safe. In addition, I look forward to continuing to work for the people of West Virginia on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, two uniquely important committees that affect our state greatly. As always, I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find common sense solutions to the challenges we face. In these four committees and as a member of Senate leadership, I am hopeful that I can work to rekindle a spirit of bipartisanship that will allow Congress to work more effectively and efficiently on behalf of the people we represent.”