Congresswoman Lee Announces Seventh Term on the Appropriations Committee

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that she will continue her service on the Appropriations Committee for a seventh term. She first joined the Appropriations Committee in 2007. The Appropriations Committee is one of the most powerful congressional committees, charged with writing the laws that fund the federal government.

Congresswoman Lee will remain on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, where she will continue her work advancing effective foreign assistance and diplomacy, global health programs, and peacebuilding initiatives around the world. She will also maintain her role on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, to advocate for programs of social uplift here at home. In addition, Congresswoman Lee will join the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee for the first time, where she will champion domestic anti-poverty and food assistance programs.

“I am honored to return to the Appropriations Committee to fight for lifesaving programs here at home and around the world,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. “As Democrats retake the majority, we have an opportunity to invest in bold, progressive priorities that improve the standard of living for families across the country. Through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I am eager to end years of painful Republican austerity cuts and restore funding for schools, transportation, workforce training, food assistance, public health, and anti-poverty initiatives. I look forward to working with our tremendous chairwoman, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and my talented colleagues on the committee to advance an agenda that empowers families and advances human rights.”

Before becoming final, the Subcommittee Chairs and the Subcommittee rosters must be formally approved by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and the House Democratic Caucus.