Rep. Frelinghuysen May Take Defense Appropriations Chair
Young, 82, died Friday after having chaired the powerful defense budgeting committee since 1995. The new chairman must be appointed by House Appropriations chair Hal Rogers, R-Ky., and approved by the House Republican steering committee.
Yet subcommittee appointments typically place a strong emphasis on seniority, and Frelinghuysen is the longest-serving Republican among current members of the defense appropriations...
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