Rothfus named to Homeland, Judiciary committees
By The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 9:18 a.m.
JOHNSTOWN — Freshman U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus' first committee assignments are in areas where the Sewickley resident has years of firsthand experience.
On Monday, the Republican from the 12th district said he has been placed on the House's Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary. Rothfus, a Notre Dame Law School graduate and attorney, worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006 and 2007.
“These important assignments will provide opportunities to make the voices and interests of western Pennsylvanians heard in our nation's capital,” Rothfus said. “I will stand with hardworking taxpayers and small-business owners by working to improve the efficiency of our government, lift unnecessary government regulations, protect our nation and improve conditions that provide for freedom and economic growth in America.”
He will serve on three Judiciary subcommittees: Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet; Constitution and Civil Justice; and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.
“I am pleased that Congressman Rothfus will be serving on three very important subcommittees at the Judiciary Committee,” said Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. “The committee has wide-ranging jurisdiction and will certainly be at the forefront of many of the most important issues of the day. Congressman Rothfus, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, will play a critical role in helping to advance policies that make America more competitive and free.”
On Homeland Security, Rothfus has joined the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies along with the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
“(Rep. Rothfus) shares my commitment to ensuring the Department of Homeland Security is capable of carrying out its core mission of protecting the homeland, and I look forward to working with him to oversee DHS in order to improve both security and fiscal accountability,” said Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Garden Q&A: Firecracker vine OK for trellis?
- Starkey: Penguins’ arrogance astounding
- Matt Calvert’s goal in double OT evens series for Blue Jackets
- Penguins’ Gibbons scores twice but leaves with apparent injury
- North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple
- Draftees’ longevity key for NFL success
- Pair of Braun homers spells defeat for Pirates
- NFL notebook: Pryor will be cut if he’s not traded
- One dead, one wounded in shooting at Chartiers party
- Instagram builds Oakmont barber’s rep for innovative cuts, ‘hair tattooing’
- Patients denied as donor organs discarded