U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, has been named vice-chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.
The announcement was made by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. There are 12 Appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress. The vice chairs serve as chair of the subcommittee in the absence of the chairperson, and assist them in official Committee duties.
“The Vice Chairs for the Appropriations Committee have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable on the appropriations process and are committee to responsible budgeting,” Rogers said in the statement. “These Members will play an integral role in bringing each of the 12 Appropriations bills from Subcommittee to the House floor, and I know that they will live up to the demands of the job over what I expect will be a tough but successful appropriations year.”