Statement of Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), Chairman-Designate, House Committee on Appropriations

“I want to offer my thanks to the House Leadership and the Republican Steering Committee for allowing me to Chair the House Committee on Appropriations.  

“Next year, we have a unique opportunity to transform the size, scope and direction of government and the Appropriations Committee will be key to that effort!

“We will exercise rigorous oversight in order to make every dollar count.  

“My commitment to every Member is to restore our role under the Constitution’s Article One, Section 9 – power of the purse – and to put Members back in charge of funding decisions.

“I am ready to get to work!”