Jerry Lewis Picked as New Chairman Of House Appropriations Committee

Sanchez, Humberto
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/6/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32044, p6
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The article reports that House Republican leaders selected Representative Jerry Lewis, Republican from California, to take over as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. The committee, which holds the nation's purse strings, is important because it has jurisdiction over funding of the highway and public transit construction program, and Washington D.C.'s budget. The committee also oversees funding of the Section 8 rental housing voucher program, which provides federal subsidies to help poor, elderly, and disabled people to rent housing. State and local housing finance agencies often use Section 8 contracts to secure the bond financing for multifamily housing projects.


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