Today Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced the Appropriations Subcommittee assignments. Rep. Calvert will serve on the Defense, Interior and Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittees.
"I look forward to applying my experience as the most recent Ranking Member of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and as a former member of the Armed Services Committee to the Defense Subcommittee," said Rep. Calvert. "These experiences will be particularly helpful in light of the recently announced cuts to defense by Secretary Robert Gates. Our first priority must be to ensure that our troops receive the tools they need to perform their missions as well as planning for the reset of our military force. The process of finding savings must not come at the expense of our national security. I look forward to hearing from the Department of Defense and working with my colleagues to pass a thoughtful and responsible Fiscal Year 2012 Defense Appropriations bill.
"Likewise, I am eager to get to work on both the Interior and Legislative Branch Subcommittees to find ways to increase efficiencies, maximize taxpayer dollars and cut unnecessary and duplicative programs."
The jurisdictions of the subcommittees are as follows:
Department of Defense--Military; Departments of Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Agencies (Except 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)); Central Intelligence Agency; Intelligence Community Staff.
Department of the Interior (Except Bureau of Reclamation and Central Utah Project); Environmental Protection Agency; Other Agencies: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (HHS), Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, Commission of Fine Arts, Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality, Forest Service (USDA), Indian Health Service, Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Capital Planning Commission, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (Except Institute of Museum and Library Services), National Gallery of Art, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (HHS, formerly EPA/Superfund), Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation, Presidio Trust, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
House of Representatives; Joint Items; Architect of the Captiol (Except Senate Items); Botanic Garden; Capitol Police; Capitol Visitors Center; Congressional Budget Office; Government Accountability Office; Government Printing Office; John C. Stennis Center; Library of Congress; Office of Compliance; Open World Leadership Center; United States Capitol Preservation Commission.