Appropriations Committee

  Appropriations is one of the House’s most powerful committees.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens discusses his committee work with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.


The Vermont House Appropriations Committee began hearings this week a mid-year budget adjustment.

Although the full Vermont Legislature does not convene until next week, the House Appropriations committee is working on a bill that would make any necessary changes to the existing state budget. Committee Chair Martha Heath says because the session begins late this year, the House speaker felt she should begin hearings early.

U.S. Senate

Vermont’s senior Senator is now the senior member in the U.S. Senate, and is poised to chair the most powerful committee in Congress.