January 25, 2017

Van Hollen Announces Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced that he will serve on five subcommittees of the Senate Appropriations Committee: Financial Services and General Government; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch.

"To move Maryland and America forward, we must ensure we're wisely directing resources and doing right by the taxpayer. From supporting our federal agencies and military installations to protecting our natural assets, I look forward to working on these subcommittees to make sure Maryland has the resources it needs," said Senator Van Hollen.

Van Hollen continued, "The Financial Services Subcommittee overseas key agencies - including the General Services Administration, which is spearheading the site selection process for the new FBI headquarters. I will continue the fight to bring the FBI to Maryland as part of my work on this Subcommittee. On the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, I will work with my colleagues to direct critical funding to advance America's interests abroad by promoting democracy, supporting our allies, and countering extremism. Many of the federal agencies that are funded by the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee call Maryland home - including NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - and I will continue to work to make sure they have the resources they need. The Interior and Environment Subcommittee has jurisdiction over many of the agencies that drive the important work to protect our environment and the Chesapeake Bay, and I will fight to make sure this critical effort is not undermined. And the Legislative Branch Subcommittee works to maintain the essential operations and security of the U.S. Capitol, Congress, and support agencies."

"Our nation is facing many pressing challenges, from fixing our crumbling infrastructure to building an economy to that works for everyone. The Appropriations Committee is central to these efforts, and I will work hard to make sure Maryland's voice is heard," Van Hollen added.