US Rep. John Salazar to Accept House Panel Seat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) The office of U.S. Rep. John Salazar says the Manassa democrat will accept an appointment to the U.S. House appropriations committee.

Salazar spokesman Eric Wortman told The Denver Post that an announcement about the appointment is scheduled for Thursday.

Salazar has been mentioned as a possible U.S. Agriculture Secretary, and Wortman says he has no plans to withdraw from consideration. However, Wortman says Salazar sees the appropriations appointment as “part of serving his district.”

The appropriations committee makes decisions on federal spending in the house.

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Salazar, the brother of Democratic U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, has represented Western and Southern Colorado in Congress since 2004. The potato farmer and rancher won re-election to a third term last month.

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