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Pocan Named to Labor, Health and Human Services and Education & Agriculture House Appropriations Subcommittees

Jan 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today was named to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and the Subcommittee on Agriculture.

Rep. Pocan will have jurisdiction over discretionary funding for the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. In addition, he will oversee all spending on major agriculture programs under the United States Department of Agriculture which provide support to family farms and rural development including broadband, rural utility service, and rural housing.

“In these new roles on the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for higher wages for workers and better public education,” said Rep. Pocan. “These subcommittees will also allow me to have a renewed focus on investing in rural communities and ensure Wisconsin family farms receive the support they need.”

The Appropriations Committee is responsible for setting specific expenditures of over a trillion dollars of discretionary spending for the federal government on annual basis. There are 12 subcommittees under the House Appropriations Committee which has jurisdiction over almost all discretionary funding programs.