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Press release shared Dec. 5:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman-elect Mark Meadows (NC-11) has received his committee assignments in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 113th Congress.
The assignments announced by House Speaker John Boehner place Meadows on two committees important to Western North Carolina and to the nation – the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“The Oversight and Government Reform Committee will allow me the opportunity to pursue a more efficient federal government, working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. And my service on the Committee on Foreign Affairs will permit me to work on global issues that impact the lives of the people of Western North Carolina, like trade and jobs,” said Meadows.
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has legislative jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, the government procurement process, federal personnel systems, the Postal Service and other matters. Our primary responsibility, however, is oversight of virtually everything government does – from national security to homeland security grants, from federal workforce policies to regulatory reform and reorganization authority, from information technology procurements at individual agencies to government-wide data security standards.
Committee on Foreign Affairs:
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs draft legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, including the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act.