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Labrador committee assignments: Resources, Government Reform

Idaho Congressman-elect Raul Labrador has been assigned to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 112th Congress, assignments he welcomed. “I ran for Congress to serve Idaho and to restore the people’s faith in government. These two influential committee assignments position me perfectly to accomplish these goals,” Labrador said. Click below for his full announcement.  

CONTACT:     Phil Hardy                                                                                                                                                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Boise – December 17, 2010 – First District Congressman-elect Raul Labrador will serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 112th Congress.

“I ran for Congress to serve Idaho and to restore the people’s faith in government. These two influential committee assignments position me perfectly to accomplish these goals,” said Labrador.  

The Natural Resources Committee jurisdiction includes public lands, grazing, fisheries, wildlife, water and irrigation, energy resources, Native American affairs and mining interests.  It will be chaired by Representative Doc Hastings from the State of Washington.

“Rep.-elect Raul Labrador is a welcome addition to the Natural Resources Committee.  He brings valuable experience and understands the importance of public lands and natural resources to people, jobs and our economy.  I look forward to working with him on issue impacting Idaho and our entire nation,” said Natural Resources Committee Chairman-elect Doc Hastings.

“Serving on this committee will enable me to have direct influence over many vital issues affecting Idaho,” continued Labrador. “I will be a strong voice for Idahoans on land use, water rights, energy development, wildlife management, Native American affairs, mineral and mining interests and a range of other policy areas important to Idaho and the country.”

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The committee has broad jurisdiction over all federal government-wide activities and its overall authority makes it one of the most influential and powerful committees in the Congress.   

Incoming Chairman Darrell Issa of California praised Representative-Elect Labrador’s appointment to the Committee saying, “Representative-elect Labrador will be a key partner in our effort to live up to the mandate of the American people to reform a federal bureaucracy that is overrun with waste, fraud, and mismanagement.  Working with Raul, we can reform a broken and wasteful government so that it better serves Idahoans and all Americans.”

Congressman-elect Labrador added, “While in the Idaho Legislature I fought for less government spending and to ensure the proper role of government.  During my campaign, I emphasized the need to restrain an out of control federal government.  With my appointment to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, I will fight to turn my words into action.  We need to root out government waste, fix so much of what is broken in Washington and advance investigations that address the fraud and waste that has resulted in a government in which the American people no longer have confidence.”


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