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Encyclopedia > United States House Committee on Appropriations

The Committee on Appropriations, or Appropriations Committee (often referred to as simply "Appropriations", as in "He's on Appropriations") is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is in charge of setting the specific expenditures of money by the government of the United States. As such, it is one of the most powerful of the committees, and its members are seen as influential. This is a list of U.S. Congressional committees (standing committees, joint committees and special committees) that are currently operating the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of the United States Congress. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...

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History

The constitutional basis for the Appropriations Committee comes from Article one, Section nine, Clause seven of the U.S. Constitution, which states that: Wikisource has original text related to this article: Article One of the United States Constitution Article One of the United States Constitution describes the powers of the legislative branch of the United States government, known as Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. ...

No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.

This clearly delegated the power of appropriating money to Congress, but was vague beyond that. Originally, the power of appropriating was taken by the Committee on Ways and Means, but the United States Civil War placed a large burden on the Congress, and at the end of that conflict, a reorganization occurred. The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy...


The Committee was created on December 11, 1865, when the House separated the tasks of the Committee on Ways and Means into three parts. The passage of legislation affecting taxes remained with Ways and Means. The power to regulate banking was transferred to the Committee on Banking and Commerce. The power to appropriate money--to control the federal pursestrings--was given to the newly-created Appropriations Committee. December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... A tax is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (for example, tribes, secessionist movements or revolutionary movements). ... “Banker” redirects here. ... Meeting of the House Financial Services Committee The United States House Committee on Financial Services (or House Banking Committee) oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries. ...


At the time the membership of the committee stood at nine; it currently has 66 members. The power of the committee has only grown since its founding; many of its members and chairmen have gone on to even higher posts. For example, three of them--Samuel Randall (D-PA), Joseph Cannon (R-IL), and Joseph Byrns (D-TN)--have gone on to become the Speaker of the House, and one, James Garfield, has gone on to become President. Painting by William A. Greaves after C. A. Fassett, 1891. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... U.S. Congresman Joseph Gurney Cannon, smoking a cigar, 1920. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Joseph Wellington Jo Byrns, Sr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the... James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 - September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States and the second U.S. President to be assassinated (Abraham Lincoln was the first). ... The presidential seal was first used in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ...


The root of the Committee's power is its ability to disburse funds, and thus as the federal budget has risen, so has the power of the Appropriations Committee. The first budget of the U.S., in 1789, was for $639,000--a hefty sum for the time, but a much smaller amount relative to the economy than the federal budget would later become. By the time the Appropriations committee was founded, the Civil War and inflation had raised expenditures to roughly $1.3 billion, increasing the clout of Appropriations. Expenditures continued to follow this pattern--rising sharply during wars before settling down--for over 100 years. Look up budget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Another important development for Appropriations occurred in the presidency of Warren G. Harding. Harding was the first President to deliver a budget proposal to Congress (see United States budget process). Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was an American politician and the 29th President of the United States, from 1921 to 1923, when he became the sixth president to die in office. ... The process of creating the budget for the United States Government is known as the budget process. ...


In the early 1970s, the Appropriations committee faced a crisis. President Richard Nixon began "impounding" funds, not allowing them to be spent, even when Congress had specifically appropriated money for a cause. This was essentially a line-item veto. Numerous court cases were filed by outraged interest groups and members of Congress. Eventually, the sense that Congress needed to regain control of the budget process led to the adoption of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which finalized the budget process in its current form. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... In government, the line-item veto is the power of an executive to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations, without vetoing the entire legislative package. ... An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group (UK), or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected. ... The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is a U.S. federal law passed by the United States Congress specifying that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. ...


Role

The Appropriations committee is widely recognized by political scientists as one of the "power committees," since it holds the power of the purse. Openings on the Appropriations committee are often hotly demanded, and are doled out as rewards. Much of the power of the committee comes from the inherent utility of controlling spending. Its subcommittee chairmen are often called "Cardinals" because of the power they wield over the budget. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ...


Since Congress is elected from single-member districts, the status of a member's district is the best indicator as to whether or not he or she will be reelected. One way to achieve popularity in one's district is to it bring federal spending, thus creating jobs and raising economic performance. This type of spending is often derided by critics as pork barrel spending, while those who engage in it generally defend it as necessary and appropriate expenditure of government funds. The members of the Appropriations committee can do this better than most, and as such the appointment is regarded as a plus. This help can also be directed towards other members, increasing the stature of committee members in the House and helping them gain support for leadership positions or other honors. An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Pork barrel (or pork barrel politics) is a derogatory term used to describe United States government spending that is intended to enrich constituents of a politician in return for their political support, either in the form of campaign contributions or votes. ...


The committee tends to be less partisan than other committees or the House overall. While the minority party will offer amendments during committee consideration, appropriations bills often get significant bipartisan support, both in committee and on the House floor. This atmosphere can be attributed to the fact that all committee members have a compelling interest in ensuring legislation will contain money for their own districts. Conversely, because members of this committee can easily steer money to their home districts, it is considered very difficult to unseat a member of this committee at an election--especially if he or she is a "Cardinal."


In addition, the ability to appropriate money is useful to lobbyists and interest groups; as such, being on Appropriations makes it easier to collect campaign contributions (see campaign finance). Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group (UK), or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected. ... Campaign finance refers to the means by which money is raised for election campaigns. ...


Members, 110th Congress

Democrats Republicans

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Committee reorganization during the 110th Congress

In 2007, the number of subcommittees was expanded to 12 in 2007 at the start of the 110th Congress. This reorganization, developed by Chairman David Obey and his Senate counterpart, Robert Byrd, for the first time provided for common subcommittee structures between both houses, a move that both chairmen hope will allow Congress to "complete action on each of the government funding on time for the first time since 1994."[1] United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ...


The new structure adds a new Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government transfers jurisdiction over Legislative Branch appropriations from the full committee to the newly reinstated Legislative Branch Subcommittee, which last existed during the 108th Congress. United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. ...


Subcommittees

The House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The House Subcommittee on Science, The Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies is a standing subcommittee within the United States House Committee on Appropriations. ... The House Subcommittee on Defense is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Service and General Government is a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. ... The House Subcommittee on Homeland Security is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies is a subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The House Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The House Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs is a standing subcommittee within the House Appropriations Committee. ... The United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, The Judiciary, District of Columbia is a Congressional subcommittee of the United States House Committee on Appropriations. ... The United States House Appropriations Select Intelligence Oversight Panel is a new select subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations. ...

Select Intelligence Oversight Panel

The Select Intelligence Oversight Panel is an advisory subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee created in 2007. It can hold hearings and receive testimony, but has no jurisdiction over appropriations legislation. Its primary purpose is to advise the full committee and the defense subcommittee on issues related to the federal intelligence budget. The United States House Appropriations Select Intelligence Oversight Panel is a new select subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations. ...


Chairmen, 1865-present

Chairman Party State Years
  Thaddeus Stevens Republican Pennsylvania 1865 – 1868
  Elihu B. Washburne Republican Illinois 1868 – 1869
  Henry L. Dawes Republican Massachusetts 1869 – 1871
  James A. Garfield Republican Ohio 1871 – 1875
  Samuel J. Randall Democratic Pennsylvania 1875 – 1876
  William S. Holman Democratic Indiana 1876 – 1877
  John D. C. Atkins Democratic Tennessee 1877 – 1881
  Frank Hiscock Republican New York 1881 – 1883
  Samuel J. Randall Democratic Pennsylvania 1883 – 1889
  Joseph G. Cannon Republican Illinois 1889 – 1891
  William S. Holman Democratic Indiana 1891 – 1893
  Joseph D. Sayers Democratic Texas 1893 – 1895
  Joseph G. Cannon Republican Illinois 1895 – 1903
  James A. Hemenway Republican Indiana 1903 – 1905
  James Albertus Tawney Republican Minnesota 1905 – 1911
  John J. Fitzgerald Democratic New York 1911 – 1917
  J. Swager Sherley Democratic Kentucky 1917 – 1919
  James W. Good Republican Iowa 1919 – 1921
  Martin B. Madden Republican Illinois 1921 – 1928
  Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. Republican Kansas 1928 – 1929
  William R. Wood Republican Indiana 1929 – 1931
  Joseph W. Byrns Democratic Tennessee 1931 – 1933
  James P. Buchanan Democratic Texas 1933 – 1937
  Edward T. Taylor Democratic Colorado 1937 – 1941
  Clarence Cannon Democratic Missouri 1941 – 1947
  John Taber Republican New York 1947 – 1949
  Clarence Cannon Democrat Missouri 1949 – 1953
  John Taber Republican New York 1953 – 1955
  Clarence Cannon Democrat Missouri 1955 – 1964
  George H. Mahon Democrat Texas 1964 – 1979
  Jamie L. Whitten Democrat Mississippi 1979 – 1993
  William H. Natcher Democrat Kentucky 1993 – 1994
  David R. Obey Democrat Wisconsin 1994 – 1995
  Bob Livingston Republican Louisiana 1995 – 1999
  C.W. Bill Young Republican Florida 1999 – 2005
  Jerry Lewis Republican California 2005 – 2007
  David R. Obey Democrat Wisconsin 2007 – present

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Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... U.S. Congresman Joseph Gurney Cannon, smoking a cigar, 1920. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... James Alexander Hemenway (March 8, 1860 - February 10, 1923) was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. ... 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The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... NY redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... James William Good (September 24, 1866 November 18, 1929) was an American politician from the state of Iowa. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Martin Barnaby Madden (March 21, 1855 - April 27, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Reverend William Robertson Wood (June 6, 1874—?) was a Presbyterian minister and politican in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Joseph Wellington Jo Byrns, Sr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... James P. Buchanan (1867-1937) served as the congressman from the 10th district of Texas from 1913 to 1937. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Edward Thomas Taylor (June 19, 1858 - September 3, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Clarence Andrew Cannon (April 11, 1879 - May 12, 1964) was a Democratic Congressmember from Missouri. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... John Taber (b. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... NY redirects here. ... Clarence Andrew Cannon (April 11, 1879 - May 12, 1964) was a Democratic Congressmember from Missouri. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... John Taber (b. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... NY redirects here. ... Clarence Andrew Cannon (April 11, 1879 - May 12, 1964) was a Democratic Congressmember from Missouri. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... George Herman Mahon (August 22, 1900 - November 19, 1985) was a Texas politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Jamie Lloyd Whitten (April 18, 1910 – September 9, 1995) was a United States Representative from Mississippi. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Huston Natcher (1909 - 1994) was a U.S. political figure. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... David Ross Obey (born October 3, 1938) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... For the Texas musician, see Bob Livingston (musician). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Charles William Bill Young, also known as C.W. Bill Young, (born December 16, 1930), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1971, representing the 10th District of Florida. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Charles Jeremy Jerry Lewis (born October 21, 1934), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing the 41st District of California. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... David Ross Obey (born October 3, 1938) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked...

See also

The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...

External link

  • Official site

References

  1. ^ http://appropriations.house.gov/News/pr_070104.shtml Senate, House Appropriations Set Subcommittee Plans for New Congress
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