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House Appropriations Committee Announces Subcommittee Chairs for 113th Congress

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 31-Dec-2012
Updated: 31-Dec-2012 04:01 PM

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) will continue as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) subcommittee in the next Congress, which funds NASA and NOAA.  Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) will continue chairing the defense subcommittee after receiving a waiver to continue in that position beyond House Republican term limits.

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), chair of the full appropriations committee, today announced the names of all 12 subcommittee chairs -- referred to as "cardinals" inside the Beltway -- 11 men and one woman.   There are few new faces overall, but some switching among subcommittees.  

  • Agriculture and Rural Development -- Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), replacing Rep. Jack Kingston (GA), who moved to chair the Labor-HHS subcommittee
  • Commerce, Justice, Science -- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), continuing in that position
  • Defense -- Rep. Bill Young (R-FL), continuing in that position
  • Energy and Water Development -- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), continuing in that position
  • Financial Services -- Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), replacing Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO), who announced shortly after being reelected that she will leave Congress in February to run the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Homeland Security -- Rep. John Carter (R-TX), replacing Rep. Robert Aderholt, who moved to chair the Agriculture subcommittee
  • Interior, Environment -- Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), continuing in that position
  • Labor, Human and Health Services, Education -- Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), replacing Rep. Denny Rehberg (MT) who ran for the Senate, but lost
  • Legislative Branch -- Rodney Alexander (R-LA), replacing Rep. Ander Crenshaw, who moved to chair the Financial Services subcommittee
  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs -- John Culberson (R-TX), continuing in that position
  • State, Foreign Operations -- Kay Granger (R-TX), continuing in that position
  • Transportation, Housing and Urban Development -- Tom Latham (R-IA), continuing in that position


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