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Tuberville continues work on important Senate committees in new Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) remains well-positioned to continue advocating for Alabamians’ best interests after announcing he will continue to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee; Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; and Senate Help, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in the 118th Congress.

“Making sure Alabamians have a seat at the table is my top priority,” Tuberville said. “That’s why I fought to secure committee assignments that would allow me to best advocate for the interests of the state.

“My team and I brought the concerns of folks back home to Washington, D.C. by pushing back against policies that drive inflation, standing up to big government overreach, and sounding the alarm on liberal attempts to dismantle traditional family values.

“I look forward to defending our conservative beliefs and safeguarding Alabama’s interests in the 118th Congress.”

Remaining on these committees will position him to build on several key wins secured for Alabamians in the 117th Congress.

Sen. Tuberville’s work on the SASC over the past two years was instrumental in securing wins for Alabama’s military and defense installations in the fiscal years 2023 and 2022 National Defense Authorization Acts; and he fought back against attempts to derail the Air Force’s decision to make Redstone Arsenal the permanent home of U.S. Space Command.

“I look forward to building on the past two years of our success in securing wins for Alabama’s defense industry in the National Defense Authorization Act process, and I will double down on efforts to bolster our military and defense installations so that Alabama stays at the forefront of protecting our national security,” he said.

As a member of the AG Committee, the Senator advocated for Alabama’s agriculture community and pushed back against burdensome regulations impacting farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers.

Sen. Tuberville said he will continue to oversee the drafting of the 2023 Farm Bill passed every five years to fund America’s agricultural and food programs.

“My priority this year is making sure their voice is heard in the Farm Bill drafting process,” said Tuberville. “Now more than ever, the agriculture industry needs certainty and stability to ensure our farmers and our rural communities can continue to be productive and successful.

“I will continue efforts to get big government out of the way so that our farmers are supported as they feed, fuel, and clothe our nation.”

During Sen. Tuberville’s first two years as a member of the SVAC Committee, he introduced several pieces of legislation to bring about meaningful changes to how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delivers care and benefits.

Two of those bills, the Supporting Families of the Fallen Act and legislation to streamline post-9/11 GI Bill benefits were signed into law by President Biden in the 117th Congress.

“In addition to the legislation I have championed so far, I remain committed to removing the bureaucratic red tape that prevents our country’s heroes from receiving the world-class health care and benefits they have earned,” said Sen. Tuberville.

As a member of the Senate Committee on HELP, Sen. Tuberville fought to preserve women’s sports by urging leaders of the Biden administration not to go through with its proposed rule to allow biological males to compete in women’s sports.

He also introduced amendments to prohibit institutions that allow biological males to compete in women’s athletics from receiving federal funding and led his colleagues in raising awareness about the positive impacts of Title IX to the public and administration leaders.

And he pushed to make the CDC director a Senate-confirmed position instead of a political appointment to give Americans a voice in the process.

He also sought to hold the Biden administration accountable for the lack of consistency, leadership, and transparency in its COVID-19 response during hearings with top officials such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“As a member of the HELP committee, I’ll continue to fight for oversight on health and education funding, prioritize education over indoctrination, promote a fair playing field for student-athletes, and look for ways to reduce the federal government’s burdensome role in education so that parents and those at the local and state levels can be empowered to choose what’s best for students,” he said.

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