Congressman Schiff was named to the House Appropriations Committee in the 110th Congress. The powerful Appropriations Committee is charged with funding many of the core functions of the federal government.
Rep. Schiff sought a seat on the Appropriations Committee to ensure responsible stewardship and comprehensive oversight of the nation's expenditures. He also requested membership on the committee so that Southern California would have fair representation on the panel given the important role the region plays in our nation’s economy, security, and infrastructure.
Congressman Schiff serves on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee.
The Foreign Operations Subcommittee plays a central role in the formation and execution of U.S. foreign policy. The subcommittee is responsible for reviewing and funding the U.S. international affairs budgets, including the U.S. Department of State, foreign military support programs through the Department of Defense, and most foreign aid. In this role, the subcommittee determines U.S. priorities in foreign policy.
The Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee budgets most expenditures for the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Justice, and science related agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A major portion of the federal funding for the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is allocated in the spending bill drafted each year by this Subcommittee.
Prior to serving on the Appropriations Committee, Schiff was a member of the House International Relations Committee for three terms and a member of the House Judiciary Committee for five terms.
Congressman Schiff was selected in 2008 to serve on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was reappointed as a permanent member in January 2009. The committee oversees the nation’s intelligence activities, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the National Security Agency (NSA). As a member of the committee, Schiff serves as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.
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