U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on the Budget.
“Our nation’s exploding debt has become the single greatest threat to America’s economic future,” Shuler said. “The Budget Committee in the 112th Congress will play a pivotal role in setting the fiscal course of our nation for next two years and, hopefully, for years to come.”
The committee determines the country’s spending priorities and develops the annual federal budget.
In addition to the committee on the budget, Shuler serves on the committee on transportation and infrastructure.