Rep. Yoder Tapped for Appropriations Subcommittee Chairmanship
Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) has been selected to serve as the Chairman of the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations for the 115th Congress. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating federal dollars to fund various programs, departments, and agencies, with the Legislative Branch Subcommittee specifically responsible for funding the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security and police forces, services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance.
Representative Yoder has served on the full committee during each of his first three terms in office, including as one of only three freshman members during his first term in the 112th Congress. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee during the 114th Congress and the Vice Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee during the 113th Congress.
Yoder is the first Kansan to chair a House Appropriations subcommittee since 1934 and fourth Kansan in history to do so.
Yoder issued the following statement following the announcement of his selection as Legislative Branch Subcommittee Chairman:
“I’m humbled and honored that my colleagues have placed their trust in me to serve as Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations. One of my top priorities since coming to Congress has been to rein in out-of-control federal spending and increase transparency with regard to how we spend taxpayers’ hard-earned money. I’ve always said that Congress must lead by example when it comes to fiscal responsibility, and chairing this subcommittee gives me the opportunity to follow through with that commitment. I look forward to providing Kansans and the American people with a more streamlined, efficient, and effective legislative branch in this new role.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) offered the following statement in support of Yoder’s selection:
“Kevin is a true fiscal conservative whose work ethic and dedication to service is well-known among his colleagues and the people of Kansas. It’s no surprise that his colleagues have selected him to serve as Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations, and I look forward to his leadership in this new role.”