Alabama's newest member of Congress has landed seats on committees that he says will be important to his south Alabama district.
Republican Bradley Byrne was sworn in Wednesday in Washington to represent the 1st Congressional District. The House Republican Steering Committee has placed him on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.
Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne has been sworn in as the newest member of the the House of Representatives.
Byrne easily won a December special election to fill Alabama's 1st Congressional District.
His victory in the general election came after a contentious GOP primary. That race pitted Byrne against businessman Dean Young. Byrne had the backing of many business groups including the Chamber of Commerce. Young was a favorite of local tea party groups and refused to back Byrne after losing to him.
Alabama's newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington.
Republican Bradley Byrne of Fairhope will be sworn in to represent Alabama's 1st Congressional District. A spokesman for Byrne says the ceremony is scheduled for around 2 p.m. on the floor of the House of Representatives. Byrne is planning a reception later Wednesday with seafood from his Gulf coast district.
Byrne won a special election last month to replace Republican Jo Bonner, who resigned to work for the University of Alabama System.