Shelby to chair Senate rules committee
Published 10:34 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2017
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Wednesday released a statement on being named chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and receiving his committee and subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress.
“It is an honor to lead the Senate Rules Committee and to continue to serve on the Banking and Appropriations Committees in the 115th Congress,” he said. “There is much work to be done, and I look forward to hitting the ground running in these committees to deliver the results that the American people expect and deserve.”
In addition to serving as the Rules Committee Chairman, Shelby will be the most senior Republican member on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the third most senior Republican member on the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
On the Appropriations Committee, Shelby will serve as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Additionally, he will serve as a member of the following subcommittees: Defense; Energy and Water Development; Homeland Security; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.
On the Senate Banking Committee, Shelby will serve as a member of the following subcommittees: Securities, Insurance, and Investment; Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections; and Housing, Transportation, and Community Development.