Newest Alabama Congressman Gets Three Committees

U.S. Rep-elect Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, has been assigned to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Committee on the Budget, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, according to

Oversight and Government Reform is a legislative watchdog of the executive branch, reported.  The committee will afford Palmer a platform to quiz federal agencies for information and transparency.

The House Committee on the Budget sets general federal spending and revenue priorities for the federal government.

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Committee also includes Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville. With two members, Alabama could have a formidable congressional duo impacting the state's growing science and aerospace industries, said.

Palmer takes office next month.