Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle

Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle
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Reps. John CarterJohn Rice CarterPopulation shifts set up huge House battleground GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? MORE (R-Texas) and Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Kansas Senate race splits wide open without Pompeo Mike Pompeo to speak at Missouri-Kansas Forum amid Senate bid speculation MORE (R-Kan.) advanced in a reshuffle of House Appropriations subcommittee chairmanships, prompted by the retirement of Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentAnyone for tennis? Washington Kastles Charity Classic returns this week CNN celebrates correspondents' weekend with New Orleans-themed brunch The Hill's Morning Report - Government is funded, but for how long? 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 TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller 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.