Vitter Announces Committee Assignments for 112th Congress

January 27, 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced his U.S. Senate committee assignments for the 112th Congress. Vitter will move up to the second-highest position among Republicans on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over the upcoming highway bill and the Water Resources Development Act – both bills are vital to coastal restoration, levees and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to continue my service on each of these committees that have direct impact on issues of vital interest to Louisianians,” said Vitter. “My increasing influence on the Environment and Public Works Committee will be particularly important as I work for critical water and coastal resources for Louisiana while continuing to fight to end the de facto moratorium and roll back EPA regulations that threaten to cripple our energy economy.”

Vitter will receive his subcommittee ranking assignments in the coming weeks. Vitter will also continue his service on the Small Business Committee, where he will also be the second-highest Republican, the Armed Services Committee, and the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

“In addition to my work on the EPW Committee, I’m looking forward to continuing my service on the Armed Services Committee, which has significant implications for vital military installations at Barksdale, Ft. Polk and Belle Chasse,” said Vitter. “Remaining on the Banking committee allows me to continue as a leading voice opposing any and all bailouts and pressing to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and prevent a repeat of the many mistakes that led to the financial crisis.”

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