House Appropriations Committee


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House Appropriations Committee

A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives responsible for drafting legislation to spend federal money. According to the U.S. Constitution, any federal spending must be authorized by legislation. The Appropriations Committee spearheads that effort in the House. It consists of approximately 60 members, most of whom belong to the House majority party. It was established in 1865. See also: House Ways and Means Committee.
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The House Appropriations Committee also adopted an amendment that gives Congress even more power to review the spending, it added.
Though the appropriations were approved by the defense subcommittee, the bill still must pass the full House Appropriations Committee, full House of Representatives and Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama.
chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is a long-time supporter of Pell Grants, the organization points out.
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176 billion, which more than doubles the $550 million figure recommended by the House Appropriations Committee.