WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers announced his appointment as Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as Vice Chair on a panel that exercises such a great impact on funding priorities. This subcommittee determines funding for transportation infrastructure projects and exercises oversight for the bloated Housing and Urban Development Department. One of our major goals is prioritizing spending away from ineffective and unnecessary programs toward infrastructure improvements that create jobs and increase safety.
“I look forward to working to cut wasteful spending and ensure that necessary transportation projects are completed in the most cost-effective way possible.”
“The Committee’s Vice Chairs are a group of committed, knowledgeable Members, each with a deep understanding of the Appropriations process and a desire to get our federal budgets back into balance,” Chairman Rogers said. “I expect they will serve capably and dutifully, playing a very important role in what will be a challenging but hopefully fruitful Appropriations year.”
Cole also serves on the Defense and Interior Appropriations subcommittees. In addition to the House Appropriations Committee, Cole serves on the Budget Committee and the Rules Committee.