From: The Committee on Appropriations
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Date: 2/24/2014

Dear Colleague,
As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, I want to make you aware of the subcommittee’s procedures for receiving Members’ programmatic and language submissions for consideration in the fiscal year 2015 Appropriations
bill.  Members must transmit submissions to the Subcommittee via electronic form, and in addition must upload a letter to the appropriations submissions system confirming those entries.
The electronic submission system can be found at
. The system will be available to accept submissions starting February 26.
The deadline for submissions for the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development is close of business
April 2.
I would like to emphasize that earmarks, as defined by clause 9(e) of Rule XXI of the Rules of the House, will not be considered.  Please also be aware that, should a Member request an earmark, such request invokes the Code of Official Conduct.  Clause 17
of the Code prohibits Members from requesting a congressional earmark without disclosing certain information to the Chair of the Committee of jurisdiction.  Members are advised to carefully consider their submissions to the Committee in light of this to avoid
inadvertently triggering the earmark rules and requirements.
As you prepare your submissions, please note the following guidelines:

All submissions must be made electronically at the
web site. Only submissions received electronically will be considered. Hard-copy submissions are not required and will not be accepted.
Each electronic submission must include an uploaded letter signed by the Member supporting the submission. Letters should simply list and describe each submission briefly.

The electronic system will require Members to assign a priority rank order to all their submissions for this subcommittee. The subcommittee will review your priority rankings based on what you enter into the database.
For requests with multiple Member cosponsors, each cosponsor must enter the same request into the online database. In addition, a scanned copy of the
group request letter should be uploaded to the database for each request.
The electronic system allows access to submissions made in previous years, so you may review those submissions if that is helpful.
Thank you for your interest in the programs and activities of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. If you have any general questions or require further information, please contact the subcommittee staff at (202) 225-3421.
Technical questions related specifically to the operation of the system should be directed to the Committee’s IT office at (202) 225-2718.
I look forward to working with you as the fiscal year 2015 appropriations process begins.
             Mike Simpson
                                                   Subcommittee on Energy
                  and Water Development

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