Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, the standing committee responsible for the federal government’s spending priorities, which debates and sets specific amounts for all discretionary federal spending on all federal agencies and programs.
“I am honored to join the House Appropriations Committee and take on a greater role in ensuring that precious taxpayer dollars are spent wisely,” Rutherford said. “Responsibly prioritizing our nation’s spending is one of Congress’ most fundamental constitutional responsibilities, and I look forward to working to rebuild our national defense, properly care for our veterans and promote efficiency and accountability within every federal agency and program. I extend my thanks to Chairman Frelinghuysen for the invitation to join this vital Committee.”
A first-term member of Congress, Rutherford previously served on the House Committees on Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and the Judiciary.
“We are in the midst of a very aggressive and busy appropriations season,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ). “With the retirement of one of our great subcommittee chairmen, Charlie Dent, we needed to bring a new member on board, and have made additional changes in subcommittee leadership as well. We welcome Rep. John Rutherford to the Committee, and I look forward to working closely with him over the next weeks and months to complete all 12 Appropriations bills in the House, and to fulfill our fiscal commitments to the country and the American people.”