Senator Ayotte Appointed to Senate Budget Committee
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced that she has been appointed to serve on the important Senate Budget Committee. The assignment was approved today by the Senate Republican Conference.
"As a member of the Budget Committee, I will bring New Hampshire common sense to how federal spending decisions are made," said Ayotte. "With our country facing a fiscal crisis, Congress needs to make tough decisions to spare future generations from being saddled with crushing debt. This assignment puts me in a strong position to push for spending cuts and budget reforms, and I look forward to continuing my efforts to reduce federal spending."
Senator Ayotte has made cutting wasteful government spending her top priority since coming to the Senate and is actively working to advance significant budget reforms. In addition to helping put in place a moratorium on pork-barrel projects known as "earmarks," Senator Ayotte is actively pushing to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
The Budget Committee is primarily responsible for drafting Congress' annual budget plan for the federal government. The panel also has jurisdiction over the operations of the Congressional Budget Office.
Senator Ayotte also serves on the Senate Armed Services, Commerce, and Small Business committees.