Moolenaar Named to Appropriations Committee

January 4, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) was named to the House Appropriations Committee.

He is the first member from Michigan to be a member of the committee since 2011 and the first Michigan Republican to serve on the committee since 2009.

The Appropriations Committee and its twelve subcommittees are responsible for writing the twelve funding bills that formally set the spending levels for every department, agency and program in the federal budget.

"Oversight of government spending is an important responsibility and one that I take very seriously. I will fight to make sure government uses taxpayer dollars wisely, stays within its means, and is accountable to the needs of Michigan’s hardworking families. I look forward to working with the members of the committee on addressing the priorities of our country," said Moolenaar.

“We have a historic opportunity to change the size and scope of our government and I look forward to working with Congressman Moolenaar on rigorous oversight that will make every dollar count,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen.

Moolenaar previously served as the vice-chair of the Appropriations Committee in the Michigan Senate, where he was chairman of the Subcommittee on Community Health. He was also chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 appropriations in the Michigan House.