Congressman Tim Ryan announced last week that he has won seats on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. Together, these two subcommittees oversee almost $600 billion dollars in discretionary funding.
"By reclaiming my seat on the Defense Subcommittee, I am well-positioned to continue my efforts to ensure that our military has the resources it needs to defend our nation, that those resources are well-spent, that our domestic defense manufacturing base remains strong, and that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines remain the best-trained and best-equipped force in the world." said Congressman Ryan. "As a new member of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, I look forward to making smart investments to enhance the safety and sustainability of our nation's infrastructure and livability of our cities and towns.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense controls approximately $523 billion in discretionary spending for the following departments and agencies: Department of the Army, Department of the Navy (including Marine Corps), Department of the Air Force, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which includes military personnel, operation and maintenance, procurement, research and development and military health systems.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development overseas approximately $67 billion dollars in discretionary spending for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
In addition to the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Ryan was recently reappointed to the House Budget Committee earlier this year.