U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., was appointed to the House Budget Committee.
"This appointment will provide me the opportunity to be a more active player in keeping the federal budget balanced, the country secure and the government accountable to the people," Ryun said.
The Budget Committee oversees the federal budget and budget adoption. It is chaired by Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio. Ryun currently is on the Banking and Armed Services Committees.
Ryun represents Kansas' 2nd Congressional District, which includes a portion of Douglas County.