Newhouse Joins House Appropriations Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has been nominated by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ):
“Wise stewardship of taxpayers’ funds is one of the most important responsibilities of representing Central Washington in Congress,” said Rep. Newhouse. “Too often, the federal government forgets that it's hard-working Americans who pay the bills. Joining the powerful House Appropriations Committee will help me protect our tax dollars from being spent wastefully and will help ensure important Central Washington priorities such as Hanford cleanup, the Yakima Training Center, agriculture, water storage, and wildfire prevention, are supported. I look forward to working with Chairman Frelinghuysen and my colleagues to restore Congress’ constitutional power of the purse.”
Chairman Frelinghuysen: “I welcome Congressman Newhouse to the Appropriations Committee and I look forward to working with him. I know he will use his vast experience as a public servant, farmer, and small businessman to exercise strong fiscal oversight and make every dollar count.”
The House Appropriations Committee exercises jurisdiction over all federal discretionary spending.