House FDA Appropriations Chairman Has Budget-Cutting History
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt takes over as House FDA appropriations subcommittee chair, while Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski now runs the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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