Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, has been appointed a member of the House Appropriations Committee, according to a press release from his office, but will remain committed to promoting Federal government IT modernization efforts, a Hurd staffer told MeriTalk.

In joining the committee, Hurd will be moving to one of the more sought-after committee assignments in Congress, as the committee signs off on all government funding measures.

“The House Appropriations Committee funds efforts that not only are crucial to our national security, but also impact the everyday public health and safety of communities I represent and fight for each day in Congress,” said Hurd.

While Hurd’s future on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, where he served as chair of the IT subcommittee, is uncertain, he will continue to be a strong voice for IT modernization in the House, a staffer for the congressman told MeriTalk.

“Will is one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial members in Congress. He has a proven track record of passing legislation that brings our government into the 21st century, saving billions of dollars, and delivering better results for the American people. As our government faces unique challenges in a changing world, Will’s creative approach will be called upon as we work for a more effective, efficient, and accountable government,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

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