The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for writing legislation that allocates funding to federal agencies and departments. The Committee has jurisdiction over the 12 annual spending bills and controls one-third of the multi trillion-dollar federal government budget. Because of my reputation for tough oversight and tenacity in holding federal agencies and department heads accountable for excessive spending and growth, I was selected as Chairman of the full House Appropriations Committee at the beginning of the 112th Congress and continued serving through the 114th Congress, from 2011 through 2016.
During my time as Chairman, I focused on reducing the size and scope of the government by reining in federal spending, conducting rigorous but thoughtful oversight of federal agencies, and restoring fiscal discipline and regular order to our budget process. As such, the Appropriations Committee is front and center in restoring austerity and transparency to the discretionary portion of our federal expenditures. Click here to review the Committee's achievements with Chairman Rogers at the helm.
As the most experienced Republican member of the Appropriations Committee, I currently serve as the Ranking Republican Member on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, and also a member of the Defense Subcommittee. As I continue this critical work, I will continue my meticulous oversight of federal spending, while also prioritizing programs that provide great benefit to the Fifth District.
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Click here to see the House Appropriations Committee Community Project Funding Requests submitted by Congressman Rogers.