Meet Next Year’s New Cardinals

The House Appropriations Committee will have five new subcommittee chairmen next year, thanks to the retirements of Republicans Denny Rehberg and Jo Ann Emerson.

Jack Kingston of Georgia will take over Rehberg’s job as head of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, Republicans announced today. Alabama’s Robert Aderholt will follow Kingston as head of the Agriculture Subcommittee. That in turn creates an opening at the helm of the Homeland Security Subcommittee, which John Carter of Texas
will fill.

Florida’s Ander Crenshaw will succeed Emerson as the cardinal of the Financial Services Subcommittee, while Rodney Alexander of Louisiana will replace Crenshaw as head of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee. The other cardinals will all hang on to their current jobs, including Florida’s Bill Young, who received a waiver from the party’s term-limit rules to remain head of the Defense Subcommittee.

“As a nation, we have a tremendous amount of work to do to get our finances in order and our debt in check,” Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said in a statement.  “The 12 members that were chosen to lead our Appropriations subcommittees will shepherd tax dollars in a responsible, frugal, and common-sense way to help address the nation’s financial challenges.”

From Bloomberg Government’s Congresstracker Blog

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