Fong gets first two committee assignments in Congress

Vince Fong will have his hand in transportation and science in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Vince Fong (R–Bakersfield) has been appointed to his first two committees in Congress. 

Fong announced Tuesday that he is joining the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. 


Driving the news: The two committee assignments came just one day after he was sworn into office on Monday. 

  • Fong won the special election on May 21 over Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux to serve out the remainder of Kevin McCarthy’s term. 
  • In November, Fong will face Boudreaux once again for a full term in Congress. 
  • Being appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee tracks Fong’s experience in the California Assembly, where he served on the Transportation Committee. 

What they’re saying: “I am grateful to Speaker Johnson, the House Republican leadership and Steering Committee, and my colleagues in the House for working with me to ensure that my committee assignments reflect the priorities of the Central Valley,” Fong said in a statement. 

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