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Appropriations Matters Office

The Appropriations Matters Office is responsible for maintaining liaison with the Congressional Appropriations Committees, the Office of Legislative Affairs, and the Congressional Liaison Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Army and Secretary of the Air Force for functions related to congressional hearings and congressional staff matters for all oversight committees. The office coordinates all matters related to DON participation in hearings before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and keeps the Assistant Secretary and all Office of Budget Divisions advised on the current status of congressional action and appropriation requests. It provides the schedule of committee hearings, arranges for DON witnesses, coordinates the review of transcripts of hearings, coordinates responses to committee questions, arranges briefings for members of the committees, their staffs, and the members of the professional staffs, and provides any other coordination activities associated with these committees.