Wasserman Schultz Secures Coveted Subcommittee Seats

Wasserman Schultz to serve as Ranking Member of Appropriations Subcommittee

WASHINGTON – For the 113th Congress, the House Committee on Appropriations recommended U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) to serve as a ranking member of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee (ranking member means the lead Democrat on the subcommittee). The Appropriations subcommittees determine the Congressional appropriations of funds for particular parts of the federal government. Rep. Wasserman Schultz will serve on the subcommittee that determines the funding level for the entire legislative branch.

Wasserman Schultz was also recommended to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, where she will advocate for funding for security, economic, and humanitarian assistance, as well as work to reduce poverty around the world.

“I look forward to working on behalf of our nation as we shape and determine the appropriations for the “people’s house” – the Legislative branch of the government,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the committee that determines funding for some of the important landmarks and operations in Washington D.C. – from the Government Printing Office which prints official government documents including passports, to the Library of Congress and the Capitol Visitors Center, to the Capitol Police who protect our nation’s Capitol and the thousands who visit every year.”

“As a member of the subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, I will support initiatives that strengthen our ally Israel, expand our country’s Pan American ties, increase access to basic education and economic development; prevent and treat infectious diseases; promote democracy in developing societies; and encourage the export of U.S. products around the world,” said Wasserman Schultz.

The U.S. Constitution provides the basis for the Appropriations Committee in Article one, Section nine, Clause seven which states that: No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law.