12.12.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Earns Appointment to Appropriations Committee

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that she has been named to serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. The Senate Appropriations Committee, considered to be one of the most powerful on Capitol Hill, is responsible for deciding how the federal government spends money.

“I am proud to be named to the Senate Appropriations Committee and I look forward to bringing our Wisconsin values to the national conversation about how we invest in moving our economy forward,” said Baldwin.  “Our economy in Wisconsin is lagging, so my top priority is working to build a strong Made in Wisconsin economy that creates economic growth and shared prosperity for our state. I will continue to focus on investing in job training and workforce readiness; making higher education more affordable;  strengthening our manufacturing economy; and growing small business start-ups by supporting innovation, science and research.”

Previously, Senator Herb Kohl served on U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations from 1993 to 2013. Congressman Dave Obey served as Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations from 1994 to 1995 and 2007 to 2011.

“Both Senator Kohl and Congressman Obey gave Wisconsin a strong voice on appropriations and I am committed to doing the same. We have a lot of work to do to move our economy forward and create upward income mobility, so I look forward to working across party lines on the committee to invest in an economy that is built to last so that we can strengthen and grow our middle class,” said Senator Baldwin.

Senator Baldwin’s appointment will take effect when the 114th Congress begins its session in January. She will also continue to serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Senate Budget Committee, and the U.S. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.