Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) announced today that he has been selected to serve on both the House Appropriation Committee’s Defense and Financial Services Subcommittees. From a press release issued by Graves’ office:
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) announced today that he was selected to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Defense and Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. In addition to these subcommittee assignments, Rep. Graves was selected in November to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch for the 114th Congress.
“These subcommittee assignments will allow me to serve my constituents even more effectively,” said Rep. Graves. “With eight major military installations in Georgia, it’s critical for our state to have representation on the Defense Subcommittee. And with the broad influence of the Financial Services Subcommittee, I’ll have the opportunity to help shape important funding legislation from a conservative viewpoint. Above all, I will work to ensure the Committee continues putting taxpayers first by finding savings and holding government agencies accountable for every dollar that is spent.”
The Defense Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Departments of Army, Navy, Air Force, Office of Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies, Central Intelligence Agency and the Intelligence Community.
The Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of the Treasury, District of Columbia, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President and more than 20 Independent Agencies.
The House Appropriations Committee has cut over $165 billion in federal discretionary spending since Rep. Graves joined it in 2011.
Congressman Graves’ clout looks to continue to be growing within the House.