Republicans Name Education Appropriators in the House
January 16, 2013
Republican leadership in the House of Representatives recently announced new
committee assignments for the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and
Education Appropriations Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. The
Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee oversees annual funding for Department of
Education programs, including Perkins.
Kingston (R-GA) has been named the new subcommittee chairman, replacing former-Rep.
Denny Rehberg (R-MT) who retired from Congress following a failed run for the
Senate in 2012. Kingston is a veteran appropriator—former chairman of the
agricultural appropriations subcommittee—and is now in his 11th term in the
House. He will serve alongside Rep. Rosa
DeLauro (D-CT) who is returning to her job as the subcommittee’s ranking
to Rehberg, Republican Reps. Jerry Lewis (CA), Kay Granger (TX), Jeff Flake
(AZ) and Cynthia Lummis (WY) have also left the subcommittee. The new majority
roster for the subcommittee includes:
two vacant Democratic spot on the subcommittee—former-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
(D-IL) resigned from Congress last year and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) has been named ranking member of the full appropriations
committee—but those positions have not yet been filled.