U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Thursday that he has won seats on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. Together, these two subcommittees oversee almost $600 billion dollars in discretionary funding.
"By reclaiming my seat on the Defense subcommittee, I am well-positioned to continue my efforts to ensure that our military has the resources it needs to defend our nation, that those resources are well-spent, that our domestic defense manufacturing base remains strong, and that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines remain the best-trained and best-equipped force in the world." Ryan said. "As a new member of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, I look forward to making smart investments to enhance the safety and sustainability of our nation's infrastructure and livability of our cities and towns."
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense controls approximately $523 billion in spending, while the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development overseas approximately $67 billion dollars in spending.