HUNTSVILLE — It’s been two weeks since he was sworn into office, and U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) said he’s proud of what he’s been able to accomplish so far as a freshman representative.

“To say it has been an interesting two weeks is an understatement,” Strong said during a press conference Thursday. “People know where north Alabama is. They know what we do for America; they know what we do for national security, and I think this has helped us in this process.”

Already, Strong has been nominated to his top-three picks for committee assignments —committees: Armed Services; Homeland Security; and Science, Space, and Technology.— which he said is “pretty impressive for a freshman.”

“I believe that’s the trifecta for north Alabama,” he said.

Though it delayed his swearing-in, Strong said the contentious House Speaker race that took 15 rounds of voting to confirm made America stronger and put Republicans in a better position to negotiate for conservative causes.

“Look at what has transpired since then,” he said. “We have adopted the most conservative rules package, probably in the history of the United States House of Representatives… We’re excited about what happened there. It takes the power back to the committees.”

Strong also touted bills passed to defund the proposed 87,000 new IRS agents and to address the rising influence of China.

“I can tell you there was not a lot of sleep that first week,” he said.

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