Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle

Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle
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Reps. John CarterJohn Rice CarterDems eyeing smaller magic number for House majority Senate must approve Justice Served Act to achieve full potential of DNA evidence More than 50 Dem House challengers outraise GOP incumbents MORE (R-Texas) and Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderElection Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket Dems see wider path to House after tight Ohio race MORE (R-Kan.) advanced in a reshuffle of House Appropriations subcommittee chairmanships, prompted by the retirement of Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentElection handicapper moves GOP leader's race to 'toss-up' The Hill's 12:30 Report Lawmakers, media team up for charity tennis event 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 TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report 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.