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Joint House-Senate Conference on the FY 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science, Transportation/Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Announced


Washington, Nov 3 -

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers announced that the House and Senate will hold a joint Conference Committee on the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science (CJS), and Transportation/Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill on Thursday, November 3, at 4:45 pm. This meeting will be the first joint conference on an Appropriations bill since 2009.

“This Conference Committee is the next step in completing our Appropriations work for the year, and represents the will of the Congress to return to regular order and an open, transparent, and inclusive funding process. It is my hope and intention that this initial package will be negotiated in short order – in the spirit of comity and cooperation – so that Congress can send the final legislation to the White House as soon as possible,” Chairman Rogers said.

“Congress must quickly complete all the funding bills to avoid a potential government shutdown and cut spending while funding important programs and services. The package to be considered today will put us on track to reduce discretionary spending for two years in a row – an historic achievement in the fight to return federal budgets to sustainable and responsible levels,” Rogers continued.

The House Conferees include 12 Republicans and 8 Democrats. Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced that the following Members will serve on the Conference Committee:

Republicans:
Appropriations Full Committee Chairman Hal Rogers
Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Chairman Emeritus
Rep. Jerry Lewis, Chairman Emeritus
Rep. Frank R. Wolf, CJS Subcommittee Chairman
Rep. Jack Kingston, Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman
Rep. Tom Latham, THUD Subcommittee Chairman
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
Rep. John Culberson
Rep. John R. Carter
Rep. Jo Bonner
Rep. Steven C. LaTourette

Democrats:
Appropriations Ranking Member Norm Dicks
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Rep. John Olver
Rep. Ed Pastor
Rep. David Price
Rep. Sam Farr
Rep. Chaka Fattah
Rep. Adam Schiff

Conference Meeting Details:
FY 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science, and Transportation/Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill
Joint House-Senate Conference Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 3
4:45 pm
Room HC-5
Seating will be limited.
Credentialed media only. Members of the press are required to sign up for seats in advance through their respective galleries.