Committee Info



Twelve subcommittees are tasked with drafting legislation to allocate funds to government agencies within their jurisdictions. These subcommittees are responsible for reviewing the President's budget request, hearing testimony from government officials and other witnesses, and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Their work is passed on to the full Senate Appropriations Committee, which may review and modify the bills and approve them for consideration by the full Senate.

The Committee is also responsible for supplemental spending bills, which are sometimes needed in the middle of a fiscal year to compensate for emergency expenses.

Hi everyone! My name is Celina Lin and I'm a freshman in Wharton probably concentrating in Management and Business Economics and Public Policy with a possible political science minor. I grew up in Wilmington, NC and went to high school in Connecticut and competed in both Congressional Debate and Model UN. Outside of Model Congress, I am an active member of Penn Dems and my sorority. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions you may have either now or during the conference. I'm here to help you all with anything, whether it's related to the conference, Penn, or just life in general, so please reach out. It's going to be a great time and I'm really excited to meet you all!

Hey guys, my name is Jack Hostager, I'm a sophomore in the College studying International Relations with minors in Arabic and Statistics. I'm a native of Dubuque, Iowa where I graduated from Hempstead High School. During high school, I served as a Page for US Senator Tom Harkin and I've done finance and field work for various political campaigns. At Penn, I'm the current Managing Editor of the Penn Political Review and a former board member of the Government and Politics Association. I also participate in the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, the Penn Global Impact Collaborative, Penn Faith and Action, and the Penn Symphony Orchestra. If you have questions about Penn or how to get involved in politics as a high school student, please reach out! My email address is


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