In Congress, Jaime currently serves on the House Committee on Appropriations.  Created in 1865, the Appropriations Committee was split off from the House Committee on Ways and Means to control the federal government’s purse strings.  Article one, Section nine, Clause seven of the U.S. Constitution provides justification for the committee by stating:

No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.”


The Appropriations Committee is responsible for directing all Federal discretionary spending.  In her role on the committee, Jaime is able to ensure that tax-payers hard earned dollars are spent responsibly. The committee produces all 12 spending bills that go before Congress.  For more information on the House Committee on Appropriations, click on the links below: 


House Committee on Appropriations

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

U.S. Joint Economic Committee

Congressional Caucuses and Organizations

Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues