Schiff Tapped as House Conferee for Consideration of Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science & Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC– House Appropriations Committee Ranking Democratic Member Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) tapped Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to serve as a Conferee for H.R. 2112: The Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; & Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill. Congressional Conference Committees are appointed to find a path to compromise on a bill that both chambers can accept, as both chambers must eventually pass the identical legislation for the bill to become law.

“I am honored to serve as a Conferee for the Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science & Transportation-HUD Appropriations,” Rep. Schiff said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure priority programs like space exploration, DNA technology, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) are funded at appropriate levels, while urging a timely conclusion to consideration of the FY2012 budget.”

Conferees in addition to Reps. Dicks and Schiff include: Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut; John Olver, Massachusetts; Ed Pastor, Arizona; David Price, North Carolina; Sam Farr, California; and Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania.