By PE Politics
on January 7, 2011 1:07 PM

House Republicans on Friday announced key leadership positions within the powerful House Appropriations Committee. And while Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis lost his race for the committee’s top spot, he’ll get to be second in command on five of the panel’s 12 subcommittees as “chairman emeritus.”

Lewis, R-Redlands, will serve on the subcommittees that oversee spending on defense; labor, health and human services; energy and water; the interior, environment and related agencies; and foreign operations.

“Every appropriations subcommittee will be seeking ways to save money for the taxpayers, and I intend to be on the front lines of this battle to reduce the growth of government,” he said.

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