Congressman Tim Ryan Ascends to Ranking Member on Appropriations Subcommittee

Jan 13, 2017

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today ascended to a Ranking Member position on an Appropriations Subcommittee. Ryan becomes the highest ranking Democrat on the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, which controls the purse strings of the Legislative Branch of the United States – including spending on the House of Representatives, Congressional Budget Office, Government Accountability Office, and Capitol Police.

Ryan has also been named to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (MIL-CON), which controls spending on military construction projects, base realignment and closure, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ryan will continue to serve on the Defense Subcommittee and rises to the third most senior Democrat on the Subcommittee. The Defense Subcommittee controls spending of the United States Department of Defense, including: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and Intelligence Community Staff.

“I am proud to have joined the ranks of Democratic Leadership on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. I look forward to using my position to promote the projects and policies that will lift up hardworking Americans and ensure that our military has the resources it needs to defend our nation. My seat on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee – which has jurisdiction over the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process – will allow me to push for robust funding for our military bases so our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines remain the best-trained and best-equipped force in the world,” said Congressman Ryan. “I will also use my jurisdiction over the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure our veterans are always taken care of and given the benefits they rightly deserve,” said Congressman Ryan. 

Ryan’s Subcommittee Jurisdictions:

Legislative Branch Subcommittee

Defense Subcommittee

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee