• Pete Visclosky, Chairman
  • Betty McCollum
  • Tim Ryan
  • Dutch Ruppersberger
  • Marcy Kaptur
  • Henry Cuellar
  • Derek Kilmer
  • Pete Aguilar
  • Cheri Bustos
  • Charlie Crist
  • Ann Kirkpatrick
  • Ken Calvert, Ranking Member
  • Hal Rogers
  • Tom Cole
  • Steve Womack
  • Robert Aderholt
  • John Carter
  • Mario Diaz-Balart


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.

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).


Public Witness Testimony for the Record

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee will accept public witness testimony for the record for Fiscal Year 2020.

Submissions are due April 10, 2019.

Instructions for Public Witness Testimony

Public Witness Truth in Testimony Form


Members' Day Hearing

E-Dear Colleague

Hearing Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Deadlien to submit requests to testify: Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Fiscal Year 2020 Submissions

The Member Submission Database will be open March 11, 2019.

The deadline for submissions will be April 1, 2019.

Chairwoman Lowey's Dear Colleague on Congressionally-directed spending in the FY2020 appropriations process can be found here.​

Submission Instructions

Recent Activity

March 27, 2019 Press Release
House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) today denied the Department of Defense’s request to use Defense funds for an unauthorized wall on the southern border of the United States.
March 27, 2019 Hearing
Subcommittee on Defense
March 26, 2019 Hearing
Subcommittee on Defense
March 26, 2019 Press Release
"This Subcommittee has provided the Reserve Component with significant resources through the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account – an appropriation which is not included in the President’s Budget Request, as well as additional funding for counter-drug operations, Humvee modernization, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and more."
March 26, 2019 Hearing
Subcommittee on Defense
March 8, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees today demanded Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan provide documents related to the use of Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall or barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
March 7, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Defense

This hearing is CLOSED.

March 6, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Defense

This hearing is CLOSED.

February 13, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Defense

Live-stream can be found here:

February 6, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Defense