From the Topeka Capitol Journal: Rookie reps get elite assignments
Incoming freshmen Kansas congressmen Kevin Yoder and Mike Pompeo have received appointments to two influential committees in the House of Representatives.
Yoder, a Republican who will represent the 3rd District, has been appointed to the elite House Appropriations Committee. Pompeo, a Republican who will represent the 4th District, received a seat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which considers aviation issues important in Pompeo’s Wichita-dominated district.
“The American people spoke loud and clear on November 2nd — they want to limit the size of government, reduce the tax burden and help small businesses create jobs,” Yoder said in a statement. “It’s time we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves alongside my colleagues to do just that.”
Pompeo said he hoped to use his position on Energy and Commerce as a springboard to opening markets for the aviation industry, preserve telecommunications competition and deal with America’s energy future.