Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., (pictured)
may already have defeated Reps. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., in the race for chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. But that doesn’t mean he has an easy road ahead, The Hill reports
As a committee veteran with a long track record of supporting pork-barrel spending, fiscal conservatives will watch Rogers closely to make sure he meets their objective of slashing government spending.
In a statement, Rogers says he is intent on “working with leadership and my Republican colleagues in fighting for serious reforms of the committee, bringing fiscal sanity back to our budgeting process [and] performing vigorous oversight of the failed job-creation policies of the Obama administration.”
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