House Republicans have selected Kentucky’s Hal Rogers to serve as Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations. Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA) will be the Ranking Minority Member for the full committee as well as hold the top Democratic seat on the Defense Subcommittee.

Chairman Rogers recently announced the Subcommittee Chairmen and Republican membership for the 112th Congress. “Each and every one of our Republican committee members are committed to the historic challenge of dramatically reducing government spending and getting our economy on a sustainable and responsible path. It is with their expertise, hard work, and leadership that this Congress will begin to undo the damage caused by record deficits and debt, put Americans back to work, and provide for a secure financial future. We have a tough road ahead of us, and this Committee will begin our work immediately to accomplish our goals for the 112th Congress,” Rogers said.

The House Democratic Caucus also approved their leadership and membership for the committee. The subcommittee Chairmen, Ranking Minority Members, and members are as follows:

Agriculture Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA). California’s Rep. Sam Farr will assume the top Democratic spot on the subcommittee. Members of the panel will be Representatives Tom Latham (R-IA), Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Tom Graves (R-GA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Sanford Bishop (D-GA), and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).

Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA). Pennsylvania’s Rep. Chaka Fattah is now the senior Democrat on the panel, which has jurisdiction over the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV), who was chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science panel in the last Congress, was defeated in his bid for re-election. Members of the panel will be Representatives John Culberson (R-TX), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Steve Austria (R-OH), Tom Graves (R-GA), Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Mike Honda (D-CA), and José Serrano (D-NY).

Interior and Environment Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID). Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA) will hold the senior Democratic spot on the panel, which has jurisdiction over the United States Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and parts of the Forest Service. Members of the panel will be Representatives Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Steve LaTourette (R-OH), Tom Cole (R-OK), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and José Serrano (D-NY).

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Denny Rehberg (R-MT). Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) will serve as the top Democrat. The senior spot on the panel was previously held by retiring full Committee Chairman, Rep. David Obey (D-WI). DeLauro was previously Chairwoman of the Agriculture Subcommittee. Members of the panel will be Representatives Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Rodney Alexander (R-LA), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Kay Granger (R-TX), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA).

Energy and Water Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ). Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN) will hold the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Water Subcommittee. Members of the panel will be Representatives Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Dennis Rehberg (R-MT), Rodney Alexander (R-LA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Alan Nunnelee (R-MS).

Defense Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Rep. Bill Young (R-FL). Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) will serve as Ranking Member. Members of the panel will be Representatives Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Kay Granger (R-TX), Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ed Pastor (D-AZ), Chaka Fattah (D-PA), and John Olver (D-MA).

Financial Services Subcommittee

The Chairwoman will be Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO). Rep. José E. Serrano (D-NY) will be the senior minority member of the panel. Members of the subcommittee will be Representatives Rodney Alexander (R-LA), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Tom Graves (R-GA), Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Steve Womack (R-AR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Pete Visclosky (D-IN), and Ed Pastor (D-AZ).

Homeland Security Subcommittee

The Chairman will be Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL). North Carolina’s David E. Price will remain the senior Democrat on the Homeland Security panel. Members of the panel will be Representatives John Carter (R-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Tom Latham (R-IA), Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Charles Dent (R-PA), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nita Lowey (D-NY), and John Olver (D-MA).

Legislative Branch Subcommittee

The panel will be led by Chairman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL). Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA) is the new Ranking Member on the Legislative Branch Subcommittee. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who had chaired the Legislative Branch Subcommittee during the last session of Congress, lost her seat on the Appropriations Committee when House Republican’s reduced the size of the panel. Members will be Representatives Steve LaTourette (R-OH), Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), Dennis Rehberg (R-MT), Ken Calvert (R-CA), David Price (D-NC), and Sanford Bishop (D-GA).

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) will serve as Chairman. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-GA) gave up his seat on the Defense Subcommittee to assume the top spot on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, a spot that had been held by Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX). Edwards lost his re-election bid. Members of the panel will be Representatives Bill Young, (R-FL), John Carter (R-TX), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Steve Austria (R-OH), Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Sam Farr (D-CA), Betty McCollum (D-MN), and Jim Moran (D-VA).

State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) will serve as Chairwoman. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) will remain the top Democrat on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee. Members of the panel will be Representatives Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Frank Wolf (R-VA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Charles Dent (R-PA), Steve Austria (R-OH), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Steven Rothman (D-NJ).

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee

Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) will serve as Chairman. Rep. John Olver (D-MA) will retain his senior post on the subcommittee. Subcommittee members will include Representatives Frank Wolf (R-VA), John Carter (R-TX), Steve LaTourette (R-OH), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Charles Dent (R-PA), Steve Womack (R-AR), Ed Pastor (D-AZ), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and David Price (D-NC).

 


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