This page contains information on the committee and subcommittees on which I serve. A great deal of important legislative work takes place in the course of committee service, and committee hearings are a valuable source of public information. I encourage you to click the links to visit each committee's home page, where you will find hearing schedules and a wealth of other information regarding current issues under consideration by Congress.
The work of the House Appropriations Committee affects the lives of every American. The committee appropriates all the expenditures made by the United States government.
On January 17, 2019, I was named Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies. The subcommittee is responsible for overseeing the Department of Agriculture, Farm Credit Administration, Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related programs.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations administers funding for diplomatic operations, international security assistance, and humanitarian assistance. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of State, the Agency for International Development, and related international programs.