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Committee assignments for the new Congress were announced this past week, and you might have read in the Albuquerque Journal or a political blog or heard on the TV news that Sen. Udall has also landed on the Senate Appropriations Committeee. The committee ( on which former Sen. Pete Domenici also served), plays a major role on spending decisions. Remember that action alert from May 2011, when Bread members were asked to call the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of full funding for International Affairs?
Here is a description of the committee's role from its official Senate Web site.
Its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires "appropriations made by law" prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies,With Sen. Udall on both the Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees, it's very possible that that you will get an action alert to contact him when legislation is at the committee level. Stay tuned.