|CONGRESSMAN BACHUS ATTENDS COMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS|
WASHINGTON (January 23) – Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) today attended the organizational meetings for the two committees that he will serve on during the 113th Congress, the Judiciary Committee and the Financial Services Committee.
Bachus, who is returning to active membership on the Judiciary Committee, has been selected by Chairman Robert Goodlatte (VA) to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law. This week, he was also assigned to serve on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
“The House Judiciary Committee will be dealing with many important issues facing the 113th Congress and our country, and I look forward to being an active participant in its deliberations. It is an honor to be entrusted with a subcommittee chairmanship by Chairman Goodlatte and to be assigned to serve on a second subcommittee on what it is the second oldest standing committee in the House,” said Congressman Bachus.
During the organizational meeting for the House Financial Services Committee, Bachus was officially named Chairman Emeritus after reaching his six-year leadership term limit as Chairman and Ranking Member. Bachus will serve as an ex officio member on all subcommittees and will be a voting member on the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee and the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee.
“The Financial Services Committee has been dealing with some of the most challenging issues that our financial system and economy have faced in decades, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with my colleagues on solutions for the American people. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX) will be an outstanding Chairman and the committee will greatly benefit from his excellent leadership,” said Bachus.
During his leadership tenure on the Financial Services Committee, Bachus was required to take leave from the Judiciary Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He will remain on leave from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.