Baltimore County Republican Rep. Andy Harris was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, giving the state another voice in how federal dollars are spent.
Harris, is in his second term representing the Eastern Shore and portions of Baltimore's northern suburbs. The announcement comes weeks after Maryland Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski was named as the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Harris replaces Jo Ann Emerson, a Missouri Republican who retired.
"His commitment to responsible federal spending will serve the committee well as we navigate the uncharted waters of this precarious fiscal situation,"...