New U.S. Congress members from Missouri assigned to committees

Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 5:37 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's newest members of Congress have been assigned to committees dealing with defense, agriculture and transportation issues.

Republicans Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long were elected to the U.S. House last month.

Hartzler defeated longtime Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. During the campaign, incoming Speaker John Boehner pledged to support Hartzler for a seat on that committee, if she won.

Hartzler's campaign said Thursday that she has been assigned to the Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee.

Long was elected to succeed Republican Rep. Roy Blunt, who won election to the Senate. Long said Thursday he has been assigned to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Homeland Security.


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