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Rogers to Serve Three Appropriations Subcommittees in 115th Congress

State and Foreign Operations; Defense; Commerce, Justice and Science

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) will serve on three U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittees during the 115th Congress. In addition to being tapped as Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies, Rogers also returns as a member of the Subcommittees on Defense and Commerce, Justice and Science. 

"The three combined committees are responsible for the oversight of more than $625 billion in discretionary spending for our national security, military operations, economic development, science and space research, as well as federal law enforcement and illegal drug efforts," said Chairman Rogers. "It is an honor to return to these subcommittees, as we work to get our fiscal house in order and strengthen this great nation."

The Subcommittee on Defense is responsible for funding and oversight of national security efforts, military operations and readiness programs, Overseas Contingency Operations and the Global War on Terrorism. 

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science provides discretionary funding and oversight for economic development, trade enforcement, federal law enforcement and illegal drug efforts, the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, where Rogers serves as Chairman, is tasked with protecting American embassies and consulates, supporting security for U.S. allies, prioritizing life-saving health and human aid around the world, and addressing health threats overseas before they reach American soil. It also funds international narcotics control and law enforcement activities, as well as antiterrorism programs and peacekeeping operations. 

As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee from 2011 to 2016, Rogers cut spending by $126 billion, considered 2122 amendments to appropriations bills on the House floor and conducted 650 oversight hearings. 

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