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Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle

Carter, Yoder advance in appropriations committee leadership reshuffle
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Reps. John CarterJohn Rice CarterCook Political Report moves 5 GOP-held seats towards Dems Texas House hopeful shows off her tattoos in new ad Dems eyeing smaller magic number for House majority MORE (R-Texas) and Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderSmall-dollar donations explode in the Trump era Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach Dems outraising Republicans in final stretch of midterms MORE (R-Kan.) advanced in a reshuffle of House Appropriations subcommittee chairmanships, prompted by the retirement of Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentMidterms put GOP centrists in peril House GOP group cuts financial support for Coffman, Bishop GOP House candidate placed on leave from longtime position after sexual misconduct allegation 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 TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation 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.