U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) announced on Wednesday she will serve on the Senate Committees on Appropriations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Rules and Administration during the 118th Congress.

The three committee assignments were ratified by the Senate Republican Conference on Thursday, and the full Senate is expected to approve an organizing resolution this week. As a freshman member, these are Britt's inaugural committee assignments.

Britt said in a statement that "there is no doubt that Alabama having a seat on the Appropriations Committee is critical for our state, and I'm pleased that we'll continue to be directly represented in this important process moving forward."

"One of my top priorities will be ensuring we maintain a strong national defense and that our men and women in uniform are the best equipped, resourced, and trained in the world so that American families remain safe and free," she continued. "I am going to be a voice for restoring fiscal sanity in our country by spending hard-earned taxpayer money responsibly and responsively. We need to get back to regular order and end the wasteful spending that's poured fuel on the inflationary fire that is devastating Americans in every corner of our country."

According to The Hill, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pulled U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who tried to oust him as the Senate's top Republican in a leadership race last year, off the powerful Commerce Committee.  

McConnell also removed U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who supported Scott's bid to replace McConnell as leader, from the Commerce panel, which has broad jurisdiction over a swath of federal agencies. 

After the leadership election in November, Britt issued a statement that did not mention who she supported.

"I believe that having this spirited internal debate on how we can best fight to put American families first and defend our conservative values is good for our party and good for our country," Britt said in a statement. "Now, it's time to move forward together as a united front determined to do everything in our power to stop President Biden and his congressional allies from crushing hardworking Alabamians and Americans even further."

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) announced this week he will continue to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and the Senate Help, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in the 118th Congress.

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