WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee) has been appointed to serve on the House Budget Committee in the next session of Congress.
The Providence Democrats said in a statement that he will use the assignment to help protect Social Security and Medicare, make investments in job training and education, and fight any Republican effort to cut social safety net programs.
The House Budget Committee is chaired by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who was Mitt Romney’s running mate in this year’s presidential election.
Cicilline also announced that he will continue serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, but will no longer serve on the Small Business Committee. He is entering his second term in Congress.