Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle

Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle
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Reps. John CarterJohn Rice CarterThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Tensions mount for House Republicans Koch-backed group to target some Republicans over spending vote in new ad campaign Democrats are geared up for primary runoff D-Day in Texas MORE (R-Texas) and Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderGOP lawmaker calls on Sessions to end family separation Overnight Finance: House panel to take up bill toughening review of foreign deals | Trump acknowledges Cohen payment on disclosure form | Officials set for new round of China trade talks Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle MORE (R-Kan.) advanced in a reshuffle of House Appropriations subcommittee chairmanships, prompted by the retirement of Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentGOP chairwoman: Anyone who doesn't support Trump 'will be making a mistake' GOP will vote on immigration next week, sinking discharge petition Ex-GOP lawmakers call on Republicans to speak out against Trump MORE (R-Pa.), who had chaired the military construction and veterans affairs subcommittee.
 
Carter, who chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee, will replace Dent. Yoder, who heads up the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, will replace Carter on Homeland Security. 
 
The Homeland Security appropriations bill will be front and center in the spending fight this year, as it would be the vehicle for funding President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE's proposed border wall, immigration enforcement and any other border security measures. 
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The military construction and veterans affairs subcommittee has already marked up its 2019 spending bill and sent it to the full committee.
 
“We are in the midst of a very aggressive and busy appropriations season. With the retirement of one of our great Subcommittee Chairmen, Charlie Dent, we needed to bring a new Member on board, and have made additional changes in Subcommittee leadership as well,” Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) said.
 
 
Frelinghuysen himself will take over the chairmanship of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee from Yoder. Frelinghuysen is not seeking reelection, making him a placeholder for the legislative subcommittee, which marked up its appropriations bill for 2019 last week.