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Shaheen Named to Senate Appropriations Committee

The panel is responsible for determining where the federal government spends its money.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, was selected today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The powerful committee is responsible for determining where the federal government spends its money. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-NH, served on the Appropriations Committee from 1995 to 2010.

"It's important to have a New Hampshire seat at the table to make sure spending decisions are made wisely and in the interests of Granite State taxpayers," Shaheen said in a statement. "Our constituents expect us to use taxpayer money in an efficient and effective way to make sure that they are getting a fair shake."

Shaheen will be leaving the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, but will be allowed to remain on both the Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee.

The full Senate must approve Shaheen's appointment, which is expected to happen in early January.

Ray Guarino December 13, 2012 at 03:21 PM
China owns 8 percent of America's debt, according to aboutgov.com, although it says, 50 percent of our debt is foreign owned.
Atlant December 13, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Libertarians are so cute, living in the fantasy world that they inhabit...
Seamus Carty December 14, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Shaheen? Isn't she the politician with the husband that called Obama a drug dealer a few years ago? Name seem familiar...
Atlant December 14, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Why don't you call Billy and ask him? (Innuendo: When the truth won't help and you can't fabricate a big-enough lie.)
Seamus Carty December 17, 2012 at 05:24 AM
'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?' Shaheen apologized and resigned. http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/primarysource/2007/12/bill_shaheens_o.html I have no idea what you mean Mr. Schmidt by the Innuendo...

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