Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Rep. Stewart Receives New House Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

Jan 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – With the beginning of the new 115th Congress, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has been given new subcommittee assignments on the House Appropriations Committee. He will now serve on the following subcommittees:

  • Financial Services and General Government
  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs

Regarding the subcommittee assignments, Rep. Stewart released the following statement:

“As outlined in the Constitution, one of the primary functions of Congress is to manage federal funds. I’m looking forward to my new assignment on the Financial Services subcommittee where I will use the power of the purse to begin rolling back harmful regulations that are hurting the flow of capital.”

“As a former Air Force pilot, my background is well-suited to continue working on foreign affairs issues. I'm excited to use that background to better oversee federal spending in those areas, as the committee plays a critical and constitutionally mandated role in holding the President and his federal agencies accountable for the people’s money."

"I also look forward to continuing my service on the Interior Subcommittee. With more than 66 percent of Utah's lands owned by the federal government, it's critical that Utah has a voice in federal spending within the Interior Department."

Stewart was appointed to the Appropriations Committee at the end of 2013 and has previously served on the Homeland Security, Legislative Branch, Labor, Health and Human Services, Interior and State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees.