Committees and Caucuses
This Committee has jurisdiction over spending measures, including appropriations bills that fund all federal government agencies. There are 12 subcommittees, each with jurisdiction over an annual appropriations bill. While I currently serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, I am also a member of two other subcommittees: Defense and Interior.
The Budget Committee is responsible for developing the annual budget resolution, which is a mechanism for setting forth aggregate levels of spending, revenue, the deficit or surplus, and public debt. Its purpose is to create enforceable parameters within which Congress can consider legislation dealing with spending and revenue. Other committee responsibilities include budget process reform, oversight of the Congressional Budget Office and revisions of allocations and adjustments.
The Rules Committee has two broad categories of jurisdiction: special orders for the consideration of legislation (known as “special rules” or “rules”) and original jurisdiction matters. A special rule provides the terms and conditions of debate on a measure or matter, consideration of which constitutes the bulk of the work of the Rules Committee. The committee also considers original jurisdiction measures, which commonly represent changes to the standing rules of the House.
Career & Technical Education Caucus
Congressional Battlefield Caucus
Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
Congressional History Caucus
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
Congressional TRIO Caucus
Conservative Opportunity Society
General Aviation Caucus
Invisible Wounds Caucus (Tramatic Brain Injury Task Force)
Joint Strike Fighter Caucus
National Guard and Reserve Caucus
National Service Caucus
Native American Caucus, Co-Chair
Natural Gas Caucus
Pre-K Caucus, Co-Chair
Rare Earth Caucus
Republican Study Committee