Congressman-Elect Bill Enyart Named to House Armed Services Committee
Jan 3, 2013
House Leadership announced the Democratic Caucus had approved the appointment of Bill Enyart to the House Armed Services Committee in the 113th Congress. Major General (Ret) Enyart will bring a career of experience and passion to the committee beginning in January.
“I am very pleased to be named to the House Armed Services Committee.” Congressman Elect Enyart continued, “The 35 years I have spent in the military will allow me to bring a unique perspective to the Committee. In my previous job as Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, I oversaw the largest deployment of troops overseas since WWII. On this committee, I will continue to be a strong voice and advocate for Southern Illinois Families who have a loved one serving overseas. Further, with Scott Air Force Base as our district’s largest employer, it is crucial we have strong representation on this committee to ensure Scott stays strong and continues to grow.”
More committee assignments are to be announced after the first of the year. “While I am pleased to be announced to the Armed Services Committee, two of my top priorities remain fighting for the return of good manufacturing jobs and protecting programs our seniors depend on. I was elected to Congress to represent everyone in the 12th Congressional District. I will be a strong advocate and a persistent fighter for the farmers in Monroe County, the Coal Miners in Franklin County, the Steel Workers in Granite City, and everyone else in between” Enyart concluded.