Committee on Appropriations

Hal Rogers

Full Committee Markup - FY 2016 Energy and Water Bill, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Bill, and Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations

2015/04/16

To consider: Full Committee Markup of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, FY 2016; Full Committee Markup of Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, FY 2016; Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2016 Read More

Budget Hearing - Panel on Programs Supporting Native Americans

2015/04/14

Witnesses: James Parrish, Executive Education Director of School Programs, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Stacy A. Bohlen, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Executive Director, National Indian Health Board Read More

Budget Hearing - Federal Emergency Management Agency

2015/04/14

Witness: The Honorable W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Read More

RESCHEDULED: Budget Hearing - United States Customs and Border Protection

2015/04/14


CANCELLEDBudget Hearing - Corporation for National Community Service

2015/04/14

Witness: Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National Community Service Read More

Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation

2015/04/14

The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation contains funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, provide housing and services to military families, and help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and programs.

In total, the legislation provides $76.6 billion in discretionary funding – $4.6 billion above the fiscal year 2015 level. This represents a 5.6 percent increase over the fiscal year 2015 level for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – including increases for health care, benefit claims processing, the Board of Veterans Appeals, medical and prosthetic research, and information technology. Of this funding $58.7 billion was provided in the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill. Military construction is increased by $904 million over the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, which allows for full funding of family housing, construction of hospitals and health facilities, and support for critical overseas investments.  

Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers made the following statement on the legislation:

“This bill ensures that our nation's veterans, servicemen and women, and their families have the benefits and resources they richly deserve. It provides funding for essential construction projects to advance the effectiveness of our missions, allows military families access to the services they need every day, and goes above and beyond to ensure proper and timely benefits for our veterans. This legislation does the right thing in the right way, and I hope and expect it can move quickly through the legislative process," Chairman Rogers said.

Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Charlie Dent also commented on his bill:

“This legislation demonstrates our firm commitment to fully supporting the nation’s veterans and service members at every phase. While they are serving, we have them and their families covered, whether it's in the States, or at facilities in the Pacific, Africa or Europe. And we are supporting them when they become veterans – funding high-quality health care and increases to claims processing,” Chairman Dent added. “We owe this to our service members and vets and are committed to sustained oversight so that programs deliver what they promise, and taxpayers are well served by the investments we make."

Bill Highlights:

The bill totals $76.6 billion – $4.6 billion above the fiscal year 2015 level and $1.2 billion below the President’s budget request. The increase will provide necessary funding for VA health care to meet growing needs.

Military Construction – The bill provides a total of $7.7 billion for military construction projects – an increase of $904 million above the enacted fiscal year 2015 level and $755 million below the President’s request. This includes funds for large and small construction and renovation projects on military bases within the U.S. and around the globe. Of the amount provided for Military Construction projects, $532 million is provided for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). 

  • Military Family Housing –The bill provides $1.4 billion to fund construction, operation and maintenance of military family housing for fiscal year 2016. This is $223 million above the fiscal year 2015 level and the same as the budget request. The funding will ensure quality housing is sustained for all 1,388,028 military families currently served by the program.
  • Military Medical Facilities – The bill includes $607 million for construction and alterations for new or existing military medical facilities, an increase of $121 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. This funding will allow for continued support and care for 9.8 million eligible beneficiaries, including our wounded troops abroad. 
  • Department of Defense (DOD) Education Facilities – The bill includes $334 million for essential safety improvements and infrastructure work at 10 DOD Education Activities facilities located within the U.S. and overseas. 
  • Guard and Reserve – The bill includes $512 million for construction or alteration of Guard and Reserve facilities in 28 states, an increase of $85 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level.
  • NATO Security Investment Program (NSIP) – The bill provides $150 million – #30 million over the President's request and $49.7 million below fiscal year 2015 – for infrastructure necessary for wartime, crisis, and peace support and deterrence operations, and training requirements. The funds will support responses to the challenges posed by Russia and to the risks and threats emanating from the Middle East and North Africa. 

Veterans Affairs (VA) – The legislation includes a total of $163.2 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, an increase of $4.1 billion above the fiscal year 2015 level. This funding will help provide our nation’s veterans with the services and care they have earned from their dedicated service to the country. 

Discretionary funding alone for Veterans programs in the bill totals $68.7 billion. Approximately $58.7 billion of this discretionary total was provided last year via advance funding in the fiscal year 2015 Appropriations bill. Further, in response to the administration request, the bill provides an additional $970 million in fiscal year 2016 funding to address unanticipated patient access challenges, additional health care services including those for hepatitis C, support services for caregivers of veterans, and ending homelessness.

  • VA Medical Services –The bill funds VA medical services at $48.6 billion – providing for approximately 6.9 million patients to be treated in fiscal year 2016. Within this total, funding includes: $7.5 billion in mental health care services; $144 million in suicide prevention activities; $232 million for traumatic brain injury treatment; $6.7 billion in homeless veterans treatment, services, housing, and job training; and $250 million in rural health initiatives. 
  • VA Electronic Health Record – The bill contains $233 million for the modernization of the Veterans Affairs electronic health record system. To help ensure our veterans get proper care through the timely and accurate exchange of medical data between VA, DOD, and the private sector, the bill includes language restricting funding until the VA demonstrates progress on the system’s functionality and interoperability.
  • Disability Claims Processing Backlog – The bill provides $290 million for the paperless claims processing system, $141 million for digital scanning of health records, and $26 million for centralized mail. In addition, the bill continues rigorous reporting requirements to track each regional office’s performance on claims processing.  The bill also includes funding to support 770 new staff to tackle claims appeals and other needs resulting from the progress in reducing the claims backlog.   
  • Construction – Major and minor construction within the VA is funded at approximately $968 million. The bill provides funding for hospital replacement and allows the VA to continue to correct seismic safety issues and deficiencies. In response to egregious project mismanagement and cost overruns, the Committee has held major construction to the fiscal year 2015 funding lev level, and taken the oversight actions listed below.
  • Oversight –The legislation includes provisions to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars at the VA, including limiting transfers between construction projects, reporting on bid savings, limiting changes in the scope of construction projects, and restricting the agency from taking certain spending actions without notifying Congress. 
  • VA Mandatory Funding – The bill fulfills mandatory funding requirements such as: veteran disability compensation programs for 4.7 million veterans and their survivors; education benefits for nearly 1.2 million veterans; and vocational rehabilitation and employment training for more than 137,000 veterans. 
  • Advance Appropriations – The bill contains $63.3 billion in advance fiscal year 2017 funding for veterans’ medical programs– the same level as the President’s request. This funding will provide for medical services, medical support and compliance, and medical facilities, and ensure that our veterans have continued, full access to their medical care needs.  For the first time, the bill includes $104 billion in advance funding for VA mandatory benefit programs, as requested in the President's budget.

Arlington National Cemetery – The legislation includes $71 million for the Arlington National Cemetery, an increase of $5 million from the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. In addition, the bill provides $30 million within military construction for Defense Access Roads to improve traffic flow and access to Fort Myer, and to increase the amount of land available for burials and interments.  

For the complete text of the Subcommittee Draft of the FY 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/BILLS-114HR-SC-AP-FY2016-MilCon-SubcommitteeDraft.pdf

 

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Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

2015/04/14

The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. 

The bill totals $35.4 billion – $1.2 billion above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $633 million below the President’s request. 

“The Energy and Water Appropriations bill provides funds to ensure the safety, security and reliability of our nation's nuclear stockpile, and to keep our military ready to respond to any and all threats from our enemies," House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said. “It also provides key funds for water infrastructure projects around the country to prevent floods and increase commerce, and will help grow the nation's 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy."

Energy and Water Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson also commented on the importance of the bill:

“This is a responsible bill that prioritizes national security needs and improving our nation's infrastructure within tight budget caps,” Chairman Simpson said.  “It makes critical investments in the maintenance and safety of our nuclear weapons stockpile, while also funding important infrastructure projects and research that will increase U.S. economic competitiveness and growth."

A summary of the subcommittee draft of the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill follows:

The bill totals $35.4 billion – $1.2 billion above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $633 million below the President’s request.

The bill delivers strong support for our national security, providing substantial increases for nuclear weapons programs above fiscal year 2015. The bill also protects funding for critical national and regional waterways – which handle commerce valued at more than $1.7 trillion annually – through the Army Corps of Engineers, and programs that encourage energy independence and economic competitiveness. To meet these needs, the legislation contains targeted reductions to lower-priority or unnecessary programs.

Nuclear Security – The bill provides a total of $12.3 billion for DOE’s nuclear weapons security programs, including Weapons Activities, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Naval Reactors. This is a $922 million increase above the fiscal year 2015 level. This critical national defense funding will allow the U.S. to uphold its nuclear deterrence posture and prepare for current and future nuclear threats by maintaining the safety and readiness of our nuclear stockpile. This includes:

  • $8.7 billion for Weapons Activities – $526 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level;
  • $1.3 billion for Naval Nuclear Reactors – $86 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level; and
  • $1.9 billion for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation – $291 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level.

Army Corps of Engineers – The Army Corps of Engineers is funded at $5.6 billion, an increase of $142 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $865 million above the President’s budget request. The bill focuses funding on activities that will have an immediate impact on public safety, job creation, and the economy, including those that help ensure our waterways stay open for business. For example, the bill provides:

  • $2.4 billion for navigation projects and studies, including $1.178 billion in funding from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and full use of estimated annual revenues from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, to help advance American competitiveness and export ability; and
  • $1.6 billion to support public health and safety by funding flood and storm damage reduction activities – including $310 million for the most critical dam safety improvements.  

Environmental Cleanup – Included in the legislation is $5.9 billion for environmental management activities, $39 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. This includes $5.1 billion for Defense Environmental Cleanup to safely clean sites contaminated by previous nuclear weapons production, as well as additional funding for various other non-defense related nuclear sites.

Energy Programs – Funding for energy programs within DOE is $10.3 billion – an increase of $64 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $1.3 billion below the President's request. Within this total, the bill prioritizes and increases funding for energy programs that encourage U.S. economic competitiveness and that help advance the nation’s goal of an “all-of-the-above” solution to energy independence. 

Research and development to advance coal, natural gas, oil, and other fossil energy technologies, which will help the country make greater use of our rich natural energy resources and help keep down energy costs, are funded at $605 million – an increase of $34 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. In addition, funding for nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration activities is increased by $23 million, for a total funding level of $936 million. Renewable energy programs, which are funded at $1.7 billion in the bill, are cut by $279 million from last year’s enacted level. 

Science Research – The bill includes $5.1 billion for science research – an increase of $29 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. This funding will help strengthen the nation’s science and technology innovation by supporting basic energy research, development of high-performance computing systems, and research into the next generation of clean energy sources.  This basic research will lay the groundwork for more efficient and practical domestic energy solutions to help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, and help promote future growth in American businesses and industries.

Bureau of Reclamation - The legislation contains $1.1 billion – $35 million below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $1 million below the President’s request – for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation to help manage, develop, and protect the water resources of Western states. 

Yucca Mountain – The bill continues congressional efforts to support the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, providing $150 million for the Nuclear Waste Disposal program and $50 million for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to continue the adjudication of DOE’s Yucca Mountain License application. The legislation also denies an Administration proposal for non-Yucca nuclear waste activities. 

Other policy items:

  • The bill prohibits any changes to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
  • The bill prohibits any changes to the definition of “fill material” and “discharge of fill material” for the purposes of the Clean Water Act.
  • The bill restricts the application of the Clean Water Act in certain agricultural areas, including farm ponds and irrigation ditches.
  • The bill includes language allowing the possession of firearms on Corps of Engineers lands.

For the complete text of the subcommittee draft of the FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/BILLS-114HR-SC-AP-FY2016-EnergyWater-SubcommitteeDraft.pdf

 


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Subcommittee Markup - FY 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill

2015/04/10

Purpose: Mark Up Appropriations Bill, FY 2016 Read More

Appropriations Subcommittee Vice Chairs Named

2015/04/08

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today announced the Republican Members who will serve as Vice Chairs of the 12 Appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress. These Members will serve as Chair of the subcommittee in the absence of the Chairperson, and assist them in official Committee duties.

“The Vice Chairs for the Appropriations Committee have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable on the appropriations process and are committee to responsible budgeting,” Chairman Rogers said. “These Members will play an integral role in bringing each of the 12 Appropriations bills from Subcommittee to the House floor, and I know that they will live up to the demands of the job over what I expect will be a tough but successful appropriations year.”

The Subcommittee Vice Chairs are as follows:

Agriculture: David Valadao, California

Commerce, Justice, Science: Robert Aderholt, Alabama

Defense: Kay Granger, Texas

Energy and Water: Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee

Financial Services: Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington

Homeland Security: Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey

Interior and Environment: Mike Simpson, Idaho

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education: Steve Womack, Arkansas

Legislative Branch: Mark Amodei, Nevada

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs: Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska

State and Foreign Operations: Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development: Kevin Yoder, Kansas

 

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Budget Hearing - United Nations and International Organizations

2015/04/07

Witness: Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Read More

Budget Hearing - Securities and Exchange Commission

2015/04/07

Witness: The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission Read More

Budget Hearing - Immigration and Customs Enforcement

2015/04/07

Witness: The Honorable Sarah R. Saldana, Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Read More

Defense Subcommittee Announces Members' Day

2015/03/30

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense has scheduled a hearing to take Member’s testimony on the Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2016 on April 15 at 9 a.m. in H-140, the Capitol. Each Member will have 5 minutes for oral remarks. The order of appearance and additional hearing details will be forwarded before the hearing.

Staff of interested Members should contact Sherry Young Sherry.Young@mail.house.gov to confirm their Member’s participation, and provide a cell number for the Member’s staff person for the day of the hearing so Subcommittee staff can reach you if there are any last minute changes to the schedule.

Please forward testimony for the record by no later than close of business, Thursday, April 13. 

The statement must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Testimony must not exceed five pages, single-sided;
  • Testimony must be double-spaced on 8.5 by 11 inch letter size paper, with one-inch margins and at least 12 point font;
  • Clearly indicate the Member’s name and district at the top of the first page;
  • Do not include color or detailed photos as the hearing volume will be photographically reproduced. However, use of charts and tables and the use of appropriate bold type and bullets are acceptable, as long as they are within the five page maximum length.

If you have any questions, please contact the Subcommittee at (202) 225-2847.

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Chairman Rogers Announces Updated GOP Subcommittee Rosters

2015/03/24

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today announced updated Republican rosters for the 12 Appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress. The changes were spurred by a new member, Rep. Steven Palazzo, joining the Appropriations Committee.

“These subcommittees do the hard and intricate work of weeding through the discretionary budgets of every federal agency, conducting vital oversight, and making sure every dollar is used wisely and efficiently. These subcommittee members have an enormous responsibility, and I know they are up to the task as we face challenging budget decisions in the weeks and months ahead,” Chairman Rogers said.

The subcommittee Chairs and Members are as follows:

Agriculture Subcommittee:

Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
Tom Rooney (R-FL)
David Valadao (R-CA)
Andy Harris (R-MD)
David Young (R-IA)
Steven Palazzo (R-MS)

Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee:

Chairman John Culberson (R-TX)
Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
John Carter (R-TX)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
Martha Roby (R-AL)
David Jolly (R-FL)
Steven Palazzo (R-MS)

Defense Subcommittee:

Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Kay Granger (R-TX)
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Tom Cole (R-OK)
Steve Womack (R-AR)
Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
John Carter (R-TX)
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Tom Graves (R-GA)

Energy and Water Subcommittee:

Chairman Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)
Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
Kay Granger (R-TX)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
David Valadao (R-CA)

Financial Services Subcommittee:

Chairman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
Tom Graves (R-GA)
Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
Steve Womack (R-AR)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
Mark Amodei (R-NV)
Scott Rigell (R-VA)

Homeland Security Subcommittee:

Chairman John Carter (R-TX)
John Culberson (R-TX)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)
Andy Harris (R-MD)
Chris Stewart (R-UT)
David Young (R-IA)

Interior Subcommittee:

Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Tom Cole (R-OK)
David Joyce (R-OH)
Chris Stewart (R-UT)
Mark Amodei (R-NV)
Evan Jenkins (R-WV)

Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee:

Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK)
Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Steve Womack (R-AR)
Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)
Andy Harris (R-MD)
Martha Roby (R-AL)
Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Scott Rigell (R-VA)

Legislative Branch Subcommittee:

Chairman Tom Graves (R-GA)
Mark Amodei (R-NV)
Scott Rigell (R-VA)
Evan Jenkins (R-WV)
Steven Palazzo (R-MS) 

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee:

Chairman Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
Tom Rooney (R-FL)
Martha Roby (R-AL)
David Valadao (R-CA)
David Joyce (R-OH)
David Jolly (R-FL)

State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee:

Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX)
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
Tom Rooney (R-FL)
Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
Chris Stewart (R-UT)

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee:

Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
David Joyce (R-OH)
John Culberson (R-TX)
Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
David Jolly (R-FL)
David Young (R-IA)
Evan Jenkins (R-WV)

Appropriations Members Assigned to the Budget Committee:

Tom Cole (R-OK)
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Steve Womack (R-AR)

 

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Chairman Rogers Welcomes Rep. Palazzo to the Appropriations Committee

2015/03/17

The House Republican Steering Committee today approved Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-04) to serve on the House Appropriations Committee in the 114th Congress.

Chairman Hal Rogers welcomed the new addition to the Committee:

“It is with pleasure that I welcome Rep. Palazzo to the House Appropriations Committee. Serving on this Committee is an honor and a privilege, and bears with it a great responsibility to oversee each and every discretionary dollar spent by the United States. Especially in this challenging budget climate, the work of the Committee is critically important to continue essential and necessary government functions, and to ensure the proper use of our tax dollars. I know that Steven is more than up to the task, and I look forward to working with him during this Congress.”

 

 

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Labor, Health a Subcommittee Announces Public Witness Hearing Date

2015/03/16

The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies will hold a public witness hearings on April 29, 2015.

The deadline to submit requests to testify is March 31, 2015. 

Please find further instructions for submitting a request to testify to the Subcommittee by clicking here.

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Public and Outside Witness Hearing

2015/03/16


Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee Releases Instructions for Outside Witness Testimony Submission

2015/03/13

The House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies today released instructions for outside witness testimony submission for FY 2016.

Please click here to view these instructions.

Submissions are due April 14, 2015.

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Appropriations Subcommittee Chaired by Rep. Charlie Dent Hears from Veterans Affairs Secretary

2015/03/04

Today, Chairman Charlie Dent (PA-15) and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs heard testimony from Robert A. McDonald, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). President Obama appointed Secretary McDonald to head the VA in July of 2014. This was his first appearance before the subcommittee to lay out the VA’s budget requests.

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee is responsible for providing funding for all military construction projects – such as housing and infrastructure on our bases – and, importantly, for funding the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chairman Dent empathized with Secretary McDonald during his opening statement. “You come before us at a challenging time for the VA. You are trying to recover from the wait list scandal and implement the complex new [Veterans] Choice legislation. And, you are trying to bring about a transformation of the agency to make it more veteran service-centric,” Dent told the Secretary.

“The subcommittee welcomes the opportunity to learn about your vision for addressing the VA’s problems and reforming the department so that we are sure we are giving all veterans who want to use the VA the services they deserve,” Dent told McDonald.

Dent did note that the VA’s request for “an enormous ($5.1 billion – 7.8%) increase” in the Department’s discretionary budget would be difficult to fund under the constraints of the Budget Control Act.

Chairman Dent concluded his opening remarks by praising the VA’s workers. “You have a lot of great employees out there,” Dent said. “When I visit VA facilities, I’m always impressed.”

Also testifying before the Subcommittee:


Carolyn M. Clancy

Interim Under Secretary for Health

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Allison A. Hickey

Under Secretary for Benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Stephen W. Warren

Executive in Charge for Information and Technology

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Helen Tierney

Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Glen R. Powers

Deputy Under Secretary for Field Programs

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

CONTACT:

Shawn Millan

Communications Director

Office of Congressman Charlie Dent

(610) 770-3490

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House Appropriations Committee Announces Two New Subcommittee Clerks

2015/03/04

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today announced new Subcommittee Clerks for the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee.

John Martens will take over as Clerk of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science. Winnie Chang will move up to become Clerk of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services.

“The Committee will face some extremely challenging issues over the next Appropriations cycle, and these new Clerks are more than up to the task. This Congress will have tough choices to make to prioritize funding, weed out waste, and really dig into federal budgets to make the most out of each and every tax dollar. Both John and Winnie will play an integral role in this effort, and have the professionalism, the know-how, and the extraordinary work ethic necessary to get the job done, and done well.” Chairman Rogers said.

Most recently, Martens was the Clerk of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services. Martens joined the Committee staff in 2002, after serving as a budget analyst for the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. He has an undergraduate degree from Randolph Macon College and a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University.

Chang was most recently a professional staff member on the Financial Services Subcommittee, where she has served since 2011. Her prior experience includes serving as a budget analyst for the House and Senate Budget Committees and for the White House Office of Management and Budget, and as an Appropriations Liaison for the Department of Justice. Chang has an undergraduate degree from the University of California – Riverside and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

 

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Membership

Robert Aderholt

ALABAMA's 4th DISTRICT

Mark Amodei

NEVADA's 2nd DISTRICT

Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Tom Cole

OKLAHOMA's 4th DISTRICT

Ander Crenshaw

FLORIDA's 4th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Charlie Dent

PENNSYLVANIA's 15th DISTRICT

Mario Diaz-Balart

FLORIDA's 25th DISTRICT

Chuck Fleischmann

TENNESSEE's 3rd DISTRICT

Jeff Fortenberry

NEBRASKA's 1st DISTRICT

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NEW JERSEY's 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Tom Graves

GEORGIA's 14th DISTRICT

Andy Harris

MARYLAND's 1st DISTRICT

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WASHINGTON's 3rd DISTRICT

Evan Jenkins

WEST VIRGINIA's 3rd DISTRICT

David Jolly

FLORIDA's 13th DISTRICT

David Joyce

OHIO's 14th DISTRICT

Alan Nunnelee

MISSISSIPPI's 1st DISTRICT

Scott Rigell

VIRGINIA's 2nd DISTRICT

Martha Roby

ALABAMA's 2nd DISTRICT

Hal Rogers

KENTUCKY's 5th DISTRICT

Tom Rooney

FLORIDA's 17th DISTRICT

Mike Simpson

IDAHO's 2nd DISTRICT

Chris Stewart

UTAH's 2nd DISTRICT

David Valadao

CALIFORNIA's 21st DISTRICT

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Kevin Yoder

KANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

David Young

IOWA's 3rd DISTRICT