U.S. Rep. Pocan: Announces committee assignments for 116th Congress

Contact: Ron Boehmer 202-225-2906


WASHINGTON, DC 
– U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that he will once again serve on the Appropriations Committee in the 116th Congress and has joined a third subcommittee. Pocan will continue to serve on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, as well as the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. This year, he will also join the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison receives 73% of its federal funding through agencies funded by the three subcommittees on which Pocan serves. The University of Wisconsin System receives 77% of its federal funding through agencies funded by these three subcommittees.

Pocan is also one of six Democrats named by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The Select Committee will work to ensure that Congress is ethical, transparent, unifying, and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the American people, as well as advance a House of Representatives that is diverse, dynamic, and oriented toward the future.

Jurisdiction for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

  • Department of Agriculture (except Forest Service)
  • Farm Credit Administration
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Jurisdiction for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services [except Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/Superfund)]
  • Department of Labor
  • Related Agencies
    • Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
    • Corporation for National and Community Service
    • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
    • Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
    • Institute of Museum and Library Services
    • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    • National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
    • National Council on Disability
    • National Education Goals Panel
    • National Labor Relations Board
    • National Mediation Board
    • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
    • Railroad Retirement Board
    • Social Security Administration

Jurisdiction for the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Defense-Civil; Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers-Civil
  • Department of the Interior; Bureau of Reclamation; Central Utah Project
  • Related Agencies
    • Appalachian Regional Commission
    • Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
    • Delta Regional Authority
    • Denali Commission
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
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