Moolenaar to Serve on the Appropriations Committee for a Third Term
Congressman John Moolenaar will once again serve on the House Committee on Appropriations this term. The committee is considered to be one of the most powerful committees in Congress and it is responsible for writing the bills that formally set the funding levels for departments, agencies, and programs in the federal budget.
As a member of the committee he will serve on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies subcommittee for a second term, and on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies subcommittee for a third term. These subcommittees have oversight over the Department of Agriculture, including its Office of Rural Development, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Education.
“As Michigan’s senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I am grateful for the opportunity to advocate for our state’s most important priorities including rural development, funding new infrastructure, supporting our farmers, protecting the Great Lakes, and advancing research for cures to cancer and Alzheimer's," said Moolenaar. "These priorities support our rural communities, create jobs, and help Michiganders of every generation build a better future for our state."