Lujan Grisham appointed to House Budget Committee

Posted at: 01/04/2013 12:20 PM
Updated at: 01/04/2013 1:05 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

Photo: Michelle Lujan Grisham
Photo: Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham has been appointed to the House Budget Committee.

The Budget Committee is responsible for developing the annual budget resolution which sets forth the levels of spending, revenue, the deficit or surplus, and public debt.

“I worked hard to get on the Budget Committee to ensure that the first district receives the investments it needs,” Lujan Grisham said. “ With the fiscal challenges continuing, the committee is crucial to deciding whether we will invest our way out of this recovery or we will cut our way out

The budget resolution also creates parameters within which Congress can consider legislation dealing with spending and revenue. The Budget Committee impacts all issues from Defense and Veterans Affairs’ to Education and Health Care policy.

Additionally, Lujan Grisham was elected by her fellow freshman Democratic members to serve as President of their Freshman Class or the second session of the 133th Congress. Lujan Grisham was the only female elected to be Class President.

Lujan Grisham represents all of Torrance County parts of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Valencia Counties. She additionally serves on the House Committee on Agriculture in the 113th Congress.