House slashes committee expenses for 112th Congress

The House also funded the Ethics Committee at $5.9 million, more than the $5.6 million Democrats gave to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct in the prior Congress.

Limits for specific committees follow, along with comparisons to the previous Congress. Each of these totals are spending levels for 2011 and 2012 combined:

Agriculture Committee: $12.24 million (was $12.88 million)

Armed Services Committee: $15.1 million (was $15.8 million)

Budget Committee: $12.1 million (was $12.7 million)

Education and the Workforce: $16.7 million (was $17.6 million for Education and Labor)

Energy and Commerce: $22.4 million (was $23.6 million)

Financial Services: $17.4 million (was $18.3 million)

Foreign Affairs: $17.9 million (was $18.8 million)

Homeland Security: $16.9 million (was $17.8 million)

House Administration: $10.5 million (was $11.1 million)

Intelligence, Permanent Select Committee: $10.3 million (was $10.9 million)

Judiciary: $16.8 million (was $18.8 million)

Natural Resources: $15.8 million (was $16.6 million)

Oversight and Government Reform: $21.2 million (was $22.3 million)

Rules: $6.8 million (was $7.1 million)

Science, Space, and Technology: $13.3 million (was $14.0 million)

Small Business: $6.9 million (was $7.2 million)

Transportation and Infrastructure: $19.8 million (was $20.8 million)

Veterans' Affairs: $7.3 million (was $7.7 million)

Ways and Means: $19.6 million (was $20.6 million)