12.13.06

Schiff Tapped to Serve on the House Appropriations Committee in the 110th Congress

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) was selected by Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee when the House of Representatives convenes the 110th Congress in January.  The House Appropriations Committee is charged with setting all funding expenditures for the federal government. 

“This is an important opportunity to help provide oversight of the nation's expenditures, and to ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. I intend to work hard to serve the best interests of our region, our state and our country in this new position,” Schiff said.  “I appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me with this assignment, and will be a careful steward of the nation's resources.”

The Appropriations Committee is an exclusive committee (members who sit on such committees must give up other assignments) and one of the most sought-after in the House.  Rep. Schiff made a bid for this committee assignment so he could help ensure adequate oversight of the nation's expenditures and so that Southern California would have additional representation on the committee due to the important role the region plays in our nation’s economy, security, and infrastructure.

In the 109th Congress, Rep. Schiff served on the House International Relations Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.