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Sié Chéou-Kang CenterPrivate Security Monitor

U.S. Congressional Oversight

U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

The House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for drafting the spending bills that set the expenditures of the U.S. government. Unlike most House committees, Appropriations has the entire federal government under its jurisdiction, as its bills allocate funds to all government agencies, departments and organizations. The committee and its subcommittees also hear testimony from government officials, including testimony on defense expenditures and spending on private military and security contractors.


111th Congress (2009-2010)


110th Congress (2007-2008)