Mike Pompeo, the congressman-elect for Kansas’ 4th District, has been appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In addition, Kevin Yoder of the 3rd District has been appointed to the Appropriations Committee and Lynn Jenkins of the 2nd District to the Ways and Means Committee.
The appointments for the three Republicans are considered key for the state during a year of high turnover in the House. Pompeo and Yoder are freshmen members, while Jenkins is going into her second term.
Energy and Commerce’s jurisdiction includes energy, telecommunications, public health and interstate commerce. It also deals with some aviation issues.
“The appointment gives me an opportunity to be directly involved in a wide range of legislative issues, including the most important issues facing Kansans,” Pompeo said in a statement.