Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA-10) will remain chairman of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee in the 113th Congress. The assignments were given after the new Congress was sworn in today.
“As chairman, I am fully committed to providing strong oversight of these agencies to ensure they are fulfilling their mission and spending tax dollars frugally and appropriately,” Wolf said in a press release. “Since my chairmanship began, the subcommittee has cut more than $11 billion in wasteful spending in the FY 2011 and FY 2012 appropriations bills, and my House-passed FY 2013 bill cut an additional $1.6 billion – the lowest spending levels since 2008. Now more than ever, I am focused on promoting American competitiveness in space exploration and research and development, continuing to invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools, safeguarding public safety against foreign and domestic threats, preventing terrorism in the United States and advancing economic growth and job opportunities for the American people.”
Wolf served as CJS chairman from 2001-2006 and 2011-2012. He was the top Republican on the subcommittee from 2009-2010.