Congressman Visclosky released the following statement in response to the announcement from Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, of the Democratic members who will serve on the House Appropriations Committee and the makeup of the 12 Appropriations subcommittees. The selections were ratified by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and the Democratic Caucus.
"I am honored by the trust that my colleagues have placed in me," Congressman Visclosky said. "The responsibility of ensuring the safety of troops is one I take very seriously. I will continue working to ensure that our troops have the equipment, technology, and support needed to do their job in the most cost-effective manner possible, while demanding that they are cared for when they return home. We remain a nation at war, and regardless of our views on the war, we can all agree to support our troops. I look forward to working with Chairman Young to ensure that we effectively meet this responsibility."