Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-2) was sworn in to the 113th Congress today and earned appointments on the influential House Committee on the Budget and House Armed Services Committee.
The Committee on the Budget, chaired by Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, is considered to be one of the most influential in Congress because it sets the fiscal priorities of the United States government -- including the nation's defense spending -- and sets spending limits for congressional appropriators. Rigell, who represents more men and women in uniform than any other representative in Congress, will also continue to represent defense-heavy Hampton Roads on the House Armed Services Committee.
"I am deeply humbled to serve in these important roles as we strive to shrink the size and scope of government and make Washington accountable for the money it spends," said Rigell. "I look forward to being part of the solution in putting America on a better fiscal path."
House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan said: "I am grateful to welcome Congressman Rigell to the House Budget Committee and look forward to serving with him in the 113th Congress. His experience in business will be instrumental in shaping fiscal and economic solutions and he will be a strong advocate for our nation's military. He has been a leader for a more efficient, effective government that is accountable for what it spends and will undoubtedly play an important role as the House Budget Committee works to get our spending and debt under control and get our economy growing."
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said: "I'm pleased that Congressman Rigell will continue his good work on the Armed Services Committee. Our servicemen and women, as well as his constituents, are well served by his faith in them. He has built a strong reputation as a tireless defender of our troops. That type of dedication will always be welcome on our Committee."
For more about the House Committee on the Budget, click here: http://budget.house.gov/
For more about the House Armed Services Committee, click here: http://armedservices.house.gov/