“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law” – U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 9
One of Congress’s most fundamental constitutional duties is the appropriations process—the annual allocation of money for federal programs, funding everything from the national defense, to interstate roads and bridges, to food assistance for low-income seniors. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I intend to fight for the priorities that are most important for our state, and I want to hear directly from you about what those should be. If your organization uses federal money to help carry out your mission, or you would like to create a new federal program, please fill out this form to let me know about the programs that are important to you, and why. Due to the spending constraints of the federal budget, Congress will not be able to fund all of the programs that I think are worthy, but your feedback will be crucial in helping me decide what to fight for. I also believe that transparency is important in this process, which is why the requests I send to the Committee will be publicly available. I’m here to be your voice in Washington and I want to hear from you about how Congress should allocate federal dollars.