Graves gets appropriations seat

Last week, Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) was named to the House Appropriations Committee:

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has won a spot on the House Appropriations Committee when Congress returns in January.
The powerful panel oversees billions of dollars in federal spending.
Graves said he would use the post to flex his credentials as a fiscal conservative. He said he was “prepared to take on the challenge of cutting spending and reforming the appropriations process.”
Graves also supports a Congressional ban on earmarks. He said Republican wins in November show Americans want to rein in spending.

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a hardcore fiscal conservative, was also named to the committee. House Republicans may actually be doing something right by appointing reformers to oversee the committee that has come to be known as the “favor factory.”