Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf


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233 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5136
Fax 202-225-0437

Committee Assignments


Congressman Wolf, the most senior of the 11 members of the House of Representatives from Virginia, is serving in his 17th term in Congress. He represents the 10th District, which stretches from McLean to Winchester.

Congressman Wolf sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where he is the chairman of the Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee. He also serves on the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and State and Foreign Operations subcommittees. In addition, he is the co-chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan organization which works to raise awareness about international human rights issues.

His committee assignments provide him with an ideal position to address the varying needs of the 10th District, which is home to some of the world’s leading defense, aerospace, cybersecurity and high-tech companies, thousands of federal employees and other professionals. Agriculture and manufacturing also are an important part of the 10th District’s economy. Up to half of the Commonwealth’s apples, peaches and grapes are grown in the 10th District; Kraft Foods and Hood Milk have large manufacturing plants in the district. Tourism is important, too. Winchester played an important role in George Washington’s early adult life; his military and political career began there. Oak Hill plantation in Loudoun County was the residence of President James Monroe. The country home of Richard Bland, Northern Virginia’s first Representative to Congress is in Fairfax County. Civil War battlefields, including Manassas National Battlefield Park, dot the 10th District. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground, which follows Route 15 from Charlottesville to Gettysburg also runs through the 10th District.

From 2001- 2006 and again since 2011, Congressman Wolf has served as the chairman of the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee, which funds the Commerce Department, Justice Department – including FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S. Marshals Service – NASA, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). From 2001-2006, the subcommittee also had jurisdiction over the State Department, until the new State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee was created in 2007. Congressman Wolf served as ranking member of that new subcommittee from 2007-2009.

Congressman Wolf was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. degree from Penn State University in 1961 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1965. He lives in Vienna with his wife, Carolyn. They have five adult children and 16 grandchildren.

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