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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Jose Serrano (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee who opposes the provision, told Politico.
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Washington, June 15(ANI): The US House Appropriations Committee has approved a defence spending bill that imposes limits on American aid to Pakistan, reflecting its frustration with Islamabad's efforts in the war on terror.
Also present was a visiting delegation from the United States House of Representatives, including: Representative David Dreier, Chair of the House Committee on Rules; Representative David Price, member of the House Appropriations Committee; Representative Susan Davis, member of the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; and Representative Brad Miller, member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
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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.
Although the Administration request was limited to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti, the Senate-approved version of the legislation added $592 million for foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs for a number of other countries and specific aid accounts, and the House Appropriations Committee majority draft bill added $360 million.
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