Representative David Price (NC-04) will remain the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. Democratic members of the Appropriations Committee recently finalized their subcommittee positions for the 113th Congress. The Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee is responsible for funding the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies. Republican John Carter of Texas will serve as Chair of the subcommittee, just as Price served as chair during the period of Democratic leadership of the House.
"I look forward to working with Chairman Carter on the subcommittee's efforts to ensure our homeland security professionals have the tools they need to keep all Americans safe. I know the subcommittee will continue to offer careful scrutiny to the administration's funding requests to shape a homeland security budget that responds to emerging threats and roots out inefficiencies.
"I am hopeful that, in the new Congress, we can work together to move past political point-scoring and provide disaster relief to affected communities in a more timely manner. I also believe that our subcommittee's experience shaping immigration enforcement policy can contribute to the push for comprehensive immigration reform."
In addition, Rep. Price will serve on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Subcommittee, where he will be the second-ranking Democrat. Rep. Price will also rejoin the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. The reconfigured Fourth District, which Rep. Price is representing in Congress for the first time after the decennial redistricting process, includes parts of Cumberland County and the city of Fayetteville, home to many Fort Bragg military families. The North Carolina National Guard Headquarters is also located in the Wake County portion of the Fourth District, and several VA facilities are located throughout the Fourth District.
"As a new generation of veterans returns from Iraq and Afghanistan, joining those who have served proudly in previous conflicts, we must ensure that our government makes good on its obligation to provide them with adequate health care, educational and career opportunities, and other support services," Rep. Price said. "I look forward to continuing this task as a member of the MilCon/VA subcommittee, and I hope to make full use of my T-HUD assignment as the Triangle improves its highway system and begins to build mass transit and regional rail."