Source: Oak Ridge Today | Staff | February 27, 2017
The new chair of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee visited Oak Ridge recently. During his visit, U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican, toured Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex.
The visit was hosted by Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, a Tennessee Republican whose district includes Oak Ridge.
The House Republican Conference approved Frelinghuysen as the new chair of the critical House Appropriations Committee, which funds the federal missions at Oak Ridge, late last year. Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican, was the former chair.
During his tenure on the committee, Frelinghuysen has served on seven different subcommittees and chaired three panels, a press release said.