WASHINGTON D.C.– Congressman Blake Moore was reelected on Tuesday, January 24, to continue serving on the House Budget Committee. Congressman Moore was elected by the House Steering Committee, and he will leverage his role in the important committee to help protect America’s defense budget.
“During the 117th Congress, I was appointed by then-Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Armed Services Chairman Mike Rogers to serve on the House Budget Committee as the Leader’s Representative. In that position, it was my job to represent our defense and national security interests on the Budget Committee, and I’m grateful to have secured the opportunity to continue that work,” Moore said.
“America’s gravest national security threat is the national debt, and fiscal restraints are impacting the readiness, capabilities, and even strategies of our Armed Forces. My objective on the Budget Committee is to lead on defense budget decisions, providing reliable and consistent funding of the Warfighter and advocating for Hill Air Force Base and our Northern Utah workforce,” Moore said in a release.
The House Budget Committee must approve yearly budget resolutions, and all spending allocations and priorities also go through the Budget Committee.
The House Republican Leadership has commended Congressman Moore for his efforts on the Debt and Deficit Task Force, which he established with municipal authorities in Ogden, Utah, to develop a framework of options for how the federal government can solve our country’s debt and deficit crisis. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget also recognized him as a 2022 Fiscal Hero.
In addition to his involvement on the House Ways and Means Committee, this is Moore’s second committee assignment for the 118th Congress.