January 10, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, announced the 12 Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs for the 115th Congress. Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) has been elected to the position of Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which appropriates all funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its agencies. Two other Texans were also named as subcommittee chairs: Kay Granger will chair Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and John Culberson will continue his chairmanship of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee.
Congressman Carter said,“It is a great honor to represent central Texans in the House of Representatives, and to be elected by my peers to serve in this important position,” said Carter. “I bring common sense Texas values to the appropriations process and, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I will continue to be a stalwart for our nation’s security, for the taxpayers’ money, and for the people that work every day to ensure we remain safe.”