REP. JENKINS RENAMED TO HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has been named again to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, the powerful committee that sets the budget for all federal agencies and departments.
Rep. Jenkins served on the committee during the 114th Congress. Subcommittee assignments are expected to be announced later this month.
“I’m honored to serve on the House Appropriations Committee for the next two years and to continue my work for West Virginia. Over the past two years, I’ve been able to fight for a number of West Virginia’s priorities on the committee.
“I’ve helped to cut $500 million from the EPA’s budget and the war on coal. I’ve increased funding to address the drug crisis in our state, providing millions for treatment, prevention, and law enforcement. I’ve fought to bring much-needed highway dollars to West Virginia to build the roads and bridges we need to connect communities and create jobs. I’ve ensured increased investments in rural health care, including more funding for our black lung clinics. I’ve also secured investments in the Appalachian Regional Commission, which comes back to West Virginia to help diversify our economy and invest in rural water systems and other infrastructure.
“West Virginia’s priorities are my priorities, and I am proud to fight for our state on the Appropriations Committee and in the House.”