Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments Announced

January 29, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) will serve on Appropriations Subcommittees with jurisdiction over Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; Labor, Health and Human Services and Education; and the Legislative Branch.  

Though the House Appropriations Committee oversees the whole range of federal spending, 12 individual subcommittees divide the various agencies to balance the workload and allow Members to specialize in certain areas. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced the full slate of subcommittee assignments on Wednesday. A full list is available online here.

Rep. Roby said she is pleased to be assigned to these subcommittees and ready to get to work.

"I appreciate Chairman Rogers placing me on subcommittees of such significance," Rep. Roby said. "These subcommittees are each meaningful in their own capacity, and I am eager to get to work in the upcoming appropriations season.

"With the critical military installations and high veteran population in Alabama's 2nd District, I'm glad I will be able to focus in on related spending issues on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. The Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee offers a unique opportunity to closely examine spending decisions made at three particularly aggressive agencies within the Obama Administration. Congress should always lead by example when it comes to responsible spending decisions, so I'm pleased to have been assigned to the Legislative Branch Subcommittee."

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee oversees spending within the Department of Veterans Affairs. The subcommittee also has jurisdiction in Department of Defense spending related to military construction, the Base Realignment and Closure Account, and the NATO Security Investment Program, among other activities.

The Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education.

The Legislative Branch Subcommittee has jurisdiction over spending within Congress, including the House of Representatives, the Architect of the Capitol, the Congressional Budget Office, the Library of Congress, and the Capitol Police.

Detailed information on subcommittee jurisdiction can be found on the House Appropriations Committee website at www.appropriations.house.gov.