Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle

Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle
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Reps. John CarterJohn Rice CarterDemocrats launch bilingual ad campaign off drug pricing bill Overnight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families America's workers and small business owners need the SECURE Act MORE (R-Texas) and Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderSharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' Feehery: How Republicans can win back the suburbs K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers MORE (R-Kan.) advanced in a reshuffle of House Appropriations subcommittee chairmanships, prompted by the retirement of Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentThe biggest political upsets of the decade Ex-GOP lawmaker: Former colleagues privately say they're 'disgusted and exhausted' by Trump Overnight Health Care — Presented by Better Medicare Alliance — Federal judge blocks Trump from detaining migrant children indefinitely | Health officials tie vaping-related illnesses to 'Dank Vapes' brand | Trump to deliver health care speech in Florida 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 TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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.