July 10, 2007 -
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator
Barrasso said he was proud to be joining the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Environment and Public Works and Indian Affairs committees.
These committees, Barrasso said, position
“Our state offers a wide array of energy solutions – traditional and alternative sources should all be part of powering our nation.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced today that Barrasso’s assignments were ratified by the Republican Conference.
“Sen. Barrasso is a welcome addition to the Energy, Environment and Public Works, and Indian Affairs Committees,” McConnell said. “I know that John will represent
Barrasso was pleased with his committee assignments.
“As part of the Indian Affairs Committee, I want to ensure that we’re addressing health care needs, improving economic development interests, and making necessary improvements to Indian education.”
Environment and Public Works has jurisdiction over highway funding, endangered species, and climate change, as well as air and water concerns.
The Indian Affairs Committee has jurisdiction to address the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples.
The Energy and Natural Resources Committee has jurisdiction over national energy policy, including international energy affairs, emergency preparedness, and nuclear waste policy.
Barrasso said that along with Senator Mike Enzi, they will have the bases covered for
Senator Barrasso’s committees in the United States Senate:
• Energy and Natural Resources
• Environment and Public Works
• Indian Affairs
Subcommittee assignments have not been determined.