Zinke jumps from Science Committee to Foreign Affairs

By Timothy Cama | 06/06/2024 06:44 AM EDT

The shuffling of the Montana Republican’s committee seats was one of many moves among House Republicans this week.

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.).

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) is getting a new committee assignment. Francis Chung/POLITICO

House Republicans shifted a number of committee assignments following recent resignations and a new lawmaker’s arrival.

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), the former Interior secretary under former President Donald Trump, has been tapped for the Foreign Affairs Committee, and left the Science, Space and Technology Committee. He’s retaining his spot on the Appropriations Committee, including on the Subcommittee on Interior and EPA.

“Under the rudderless direction of the Biden Administration, our enemies don’t fear us, and our allies don’t trust us,” Zinke said about his appointment. “Our territories and compact states feel neglected with China breathing down their neck, and the Administration has presented absolutely no actionable plan for Ukraine.”


Del. James Moylan (R-Guam) also got a Foreign Affairs spot. He’s keeping his other assignments on the Natural Resources and Armed Services committees.