Graves Named to U.S. House Appropriations Panel

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has won a spot on the House
Appropriations Committee when Congress returns in January.

The powerful panel oversees billions of dollars in federal

Graves said he would use the post to flex his credentials as a
fiscal conservative. He said he was "prepared to take on the
challenge of cutting spending and reforming the appropriations

Graves also supports a Congressional ban on earmarks. He said
Republican wins in November show Americans want to rein in

The north Georgia Republican was elected to fill the seat held
by Nathan Deal, now Georgia's governor elect.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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