Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4) will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee in the 116th Congress.
He is appointed to the subcommittees on Homeland Security, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.
“I am eager to continue my role on the Appropriations Committee to ensure that precious taxpayer dollars are spent wisely while working to promote our national priorities, like a robust national defense, a secure border and enhanced resources for our veterans,” Rutherford said. “We have a solemn obligation to be good stewards of public funds and use the power of the purse to maintain the accountability of federal agencies and programs. I thank Ranking Member Granger for her leadership and the opportunity to serve with all our colleagues on this vital committee.”
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger (TX-12) later made a comment about Rutherford’s reappointment.
“The perspective that John Rutherford brings to the Appropriations Committee from his distinguished career in law enforcement and public safety offers great insight and value,” Granger said. “His steadfast commitment to investing in national priorities in a fiscally responsible way will help the Committee fulfill its vital role in the legislative process."
The House Appropriations Committee sets the federal government’s discretionary spending priorities by allocating funds to all federal agencies and conducting oversight of each department and program.