Lewis Announces New Appropriations Committee Ranking Members for the 111th Congress

Apr 12, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Appropriations Ranking Republican Jerry Lewis today announced the House Republican Steering Committee has approved Ranking Member assignments for the 12 Appropriations Subcommittees for the 111th Congress. These recommendations will now go before the full Republican Conference for approval. Appropriations Ranking Members are the senior Republican Members on each of their respective subcommittees and serve as the Republican lead under Rep. Lewis on the issues within their subcommittee’s jurisdiction.

“Each of these Ranking Members has served this Committee and this Congress with distinction. Their combined over 200 years of Congressional experience will be invaluable as this Committee works to safeguard the taxpayers’ money and address the difficult and complicated fiscal challenges ahead,” Lewis said. “These Ranking Members are trusted and talented colleagues with excellent oversight and budgetary records. I have deep respect for their dedicated service to both this Committee and to the American people and look forward to working closely with them throughout the 111th Congress.”

The new Ranking Members are as follows:


  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – Rep. Jack Kingston (GA-01)


  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10)


  • Subcommittee on Defense – Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young (FL-10)


  • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)


  • Subcommittee on Financial Services – Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08)


  • Subcommittee on Homeland Security – Rep. Harold Rogers (KY-05)


  • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies – Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-02 )


  • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies – Rep. Todd Tiahrt (KS-04)


  • Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch – Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04)


  • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies – Rep. Zach Wamp (TN-03)


  • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs – Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)


  • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies – Rep. Tom Latham (IA-04)



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