Congressman Chaka Fattah is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for setting spending priorities for over $1 trillion in annual discretionary funds. Congressman Fattah is Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies (CJS). The Subcommittee on CJS oversees close to $51 billion in discretionary spending including the Commerce and Justice Departments, NASA, NOAA, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Fattah is also Chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus, a bipartisan group of Members representing America’s metropolitan centers. Rep. Fattah is additionally a founder of the House Science & National Labs Caucus.