Labrador pleased with committee assignments
January 23, 2013
The Office of Congressman Raúl R. Labrador is
pleased to announce the following subcommittee
assignments were made at the Republican
Organizational Caucus meetings held yesterday.
Congressman Labrador has been assigned to the
Immigration Subcommittee in the Judiciary
Committee. Immigration reform is on the top of
both President Obama’s and Congressional
Republicans’ agenda, and over the past two years
Congressman Labrador has emerged as a leading
voice for conservative immigration reform.
“Our nation’s broken immigration system has
become an economic drag and a national security
problem. We must fix it, but we must do so in
way that is fair to the immigrants who have
followed the rules, the people who are caught in
the system, and the American people who expect
the rule of law to be followed," Labrador said.
Congressman Labrador was also assigned to the
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland
Security and Investigations.
“I am particularly excited about this
subcommittee because there is a clear need to
bring accountability and real oversight to the
Department of Justice," he said. "This
assignment recognizes my role last session in
the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
during the Fast and Furious investigation and
will allow me to continue that work in the 113th
He will also rejoin the House Natural Resources
Committee, and has been assigned to the Public
Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee
as well as to the Water and Power Subcommittee.
“Natural resources are the backbone of the Idaho
economy but are often subjected to misguided
regulations that do nothing to protect the
environment," he said. "The Public Lands and
Environmental Regulations Subcommittee will give
me the perfect spot to continue my work on
regulatory reform and forest health. My position
on the Water and Power Subcommittee allows me to
provide the oversight and guidance needed to
ensure a reliable source of cost-effective
hydroelectric power for Idaho.”
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