GOP anoints freshmen for Appropriations Committee

Rep. Tom GravesTom GravesWeek ahead: House eyes trillion-dollar omnibus | Crunch time for Senate ObamaCare repeal bill | Senate moves ahead on Trump nominees House GOP looks to advance trillion-dollar omnibus House Republicans consider repeal of ObamaCare's insurance mandate MORE (Ga.), who was sworn in in June, was also tapped.

“I join the committee with plans to embody America’s call for fiscal responsibility and bring a new brand of appropriator to the table. Where others sought to spend taxpayers’ money, I will save it,” Graves said in a statement.

Reps. Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisFemale lawmakers flee House for higher office, retirement Despite a battle won, 'War on Coal' far from over Dems on offense in gubernatorial races MORE (R-Wyo.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Steve Austria (R-Ohio) will also join the panel. 

“Cutting spending, bringing down record deficits, and reining in out-of-control agencies is going to be a difficult task, but I believe the addition of these fine, talented members is a step in the right direction," Rogers said in a statement.