Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kirkpatrick issued the following statement in response to the unveiling of committee assignments. Rep. Kirkpatrick will serve on the Appropriations Committee, considered to be one of Congress’ exclusive “power committees.” Rep. Kirkpatrick will be the first representative from Arizona to sit on the committee since the Honorable Congressman Ed Pastor. And she will be the only woman in Arizona’s history to sit on the committee.
“Arizona representation on the House Appropriations Committee has been long overdue and our state has suffered because of it. With my voice on this committee, I will be in a unique position to fight and deliver, not just for Southern Arizona but for our entire state,” said Kirkpatrick “This committee holds the ‘Power of the Purse’ and determines how our government allocates our resources. Now, I need to get to work to ensure our great state receives the attention and funding it deserves.”
As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick will work to ensure Arizona’s priorities are represented when our nation’s funding decisions are made. Kirkpatrick will advocate for working Arizonans by prioritizing good schools, economic development, affordable higher education, quality health care, robust infrastructure and our competitive defense industry.