U.S. House of Rep. Committee on Appropriations


The United States House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for passing appropriation bills along with its Senate counterpart. The bills passed by the Appropriations Committee regulate expenditures of money by the government of the United States. It is one of the most powerful of the committees.

Below is a list of all current members of the United States House Committee on Appropriations, organized by political party.

The Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment on the poultry industry (which aired 5/17/15) documented the plight of American chicken farmers, who often experience unfair treatment at the hands of the companies they work for – including retaliation if they speak out.  The Last Week Tonight segment concludes with coverage of the Appropriations Committee’s vote last May against an amendment proposed by Rep. Marcy Kaptur that would have protected farmers from retaliation. Check the list below to see how your representative voted on the amendment:

  • Committee members who voted “Yea” in support of the amendment to protect farmers are highlighted in green. 
  • Committee members who voted “Nay” against the amendment, allowing companies to retaliate against farmers who speak out, are highlighted in red. 
  • The remaining representatives were not present or were not members of the Appropriations Committee at the time of the vote.
As John Oliver points out, Rep. Kaptur may propose a similar amendment when the Appropriations Committee meets next month – please encourage your Representatives to support farmers.
And let’s remember to thank our Representatives who have been strong supporters of farmers!

 

Republicans

  • Harold Rogers, Kentucky, Chairman
  • Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
  • Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama
  • Kay Granger, Texas
  • Michael K. Simpson, Idaho
  • John Abney Culberson, Texas
  • Ander Crenshaw, Florida
  • John R. Carter, Texas
  • Ken Calvert, California
  • Tom Cole, Oklahoma
  • Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida
  • Charles W. Dent, Pennsylvania
  • Tom Graves, Georgia
  • Kevin Yoder, Kansas
  • Steve Womack, Arkansas
  • Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
  • Tom Rooney, Florida
  • Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
  • David Joyce, Ohio
  • David Valadao, California
  • Andy Harris, MD, Maryland
  • Martha Roby, Alabama
  • Mark Amodei, Nevada
  • Chris Stewart, Utah
  • Scott Rigell, Virginia
  • David Jolly, Florida
  • David Young, Iowa
  • Evan Jenkins, West Virginia
  • Steven Palazzo, Mississippi

Democrats

  • Nita M. Lowey, New York
  • Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
  • Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana
  • José E. Serrano, New York
  • Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut
  • David E. Price, North Carolina
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, California
  • Sam Farr, California
  • Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania
  • Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Georgia
  • Barbara Lee, California
  • Michael M. Honda, California
  • Betty McCollum, Minnesota
  • Steve Israel, New York
  • Tim Ryan, Ohio
  • C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
  • Henry Cuellar, Texas
  • Chellie Pingree, Maine
  • Mike Quigley, Illinois
  • Derek Kilmer, Washington

Source: U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations voting record: See roll call #5 at  http://1.usa.gov/1Hhmdw3