Harris, is in his second term representing the Eastern Shore and portions of Baltimore's northern suburbs. The announcement comes weeks after Maryland Democrat
"His commitment to responsible federal spending will serve the committee well as we navigate the uncharted waters of this precarious fiscal situation," House Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican, said in a statement.
Harris represents a safe
"I look forward to joining Chairman Rogers to control spending and put our nation back on a path toward fiscal responsibility," Harris said in a statement. "It's time we deal with America's fiscal challenges instead of continuing to pass them onto our kids and grandkids."
The appointment means Maryland unexpectedly went from having no appropriators in its delegation to two over the course of a few weeks. The spending committees don't have the sway they once did.
But the lawmakers who serve on the committees will ultimately decide which programs are cut and which are spared.