Rep. Pete ViscloskyPete Visclosky (IN), Ranking Member

Betty McCollum (MN)

Steve Israel (NY)

Tim Ryan (OH)

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)

Marcy Kaptur (OH)


Departments of Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Agencies including activities related to military personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; research and development; and the Military Health System.  Also includes intelligences activities such as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency.  Jurisdiction excludes Department of Defense-related accounts and programs under the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).

Recent Activity

December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 total enacted level:        $572 billion

2015 total budget request:     $554.3 billion 

2015 Omnibus:                        $554.1 billion


Highlights and key points:

October 14, 2014 Page

Previous Defense Bills

Fiscal Year 2014

October 1, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today sent the following letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting details on the Administration's response to the emerging public health crisis in Africa:

Dear Ambassador Rice and Director Donovan:

September 16, 2014 Press Release
While it was my sincere hope that we could have completed action on all twelve Appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, I understand Chairman Rogers desire to quickly pass this CR and prevent another disastrous government shutdown.
June 10, 2014 Press Release

Chairman Frelinghuysen, I want to congratulate you on the bipartisan and transparent manner in which you crafted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense bill.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

I would like to thank Chairmen Frelinghuysen and Rogers, Ranking Member Visclosky, Secretary Hagel, General Dempsey, Undersecretary Hale, and the rest of our distinguished guests.

March 4, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:

January 15, 2014 Press Release

2013 total enacted level:                  $605.4 billion

2014 total Committee mark:           $592.8 billion

2014 Omnibus:                                   $572.6 billion

·         $85.2 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which is $2 billion less than the 2013 enacted level.

Subcommittee's Activity in Previous Congress