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Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives. On March 2, 1865, the House of Representatives separated the appropriating and banking and currency duties from the Committee on Ways and Means, which was first established in 1789, and assigned them to two new committees - the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

Until 1865, all "general" appropriations bills had been controlled in the House by the Committee on Ways and Means - also in charge of revenue measures and some other classes of substantive legislation. Membership of the Committee The new Committee on Appropriations - six Republicans and three Democrats - was appointed on December 11, 1865, in the 1st session of the 39th Congress, and first reported the general appropriations bills for the fiscal year 1867. By 1920, the number of members had grown to 21. Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives.

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Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

FY 2015 Bills ‚ÄčLegislative BranchFull Committee DraftFull Committee Report DraftSubcommittee Draft Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related AgenciesFull Committee DraftFull Committee Report DraftSubcommittee Draft FY 2014 Bills. The World Factbook. From the early 16th century through 1917, the area now known as the West Bank fell under Ottoman rule.

The World Factbook

Following World War I, the Allied powers (France, UK, Russia) allocated the area to the British Mandate of Palestine. After World War II, the UN passed a resolution to establish two states within the Mandate, and designated a territory including what is now known as the West Bank as part of the proposed Arab state. The World Factbook. Inhabited since at least the 15th century B.C., Gaza has been dominated by many different peoples and empires throughout its history; it was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in the early 16th century.

The World Factbook

Gaza fell to British forces during World War I, becoming a part of the British Mandate of Palestine. Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Egypt administered the newly formed Gaza Strip; it was captured by Israel in the Six-Day War with Egypt in 1967. Under a series of agreements signed between 1994 and 1999, Israel transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) security and civilian responsibility for many Palestinian-populated areas of the Gaza Strip as well as the West Bank. Negotiations to determine the permanent status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip stalled after the outbreak of an intifada in mid- 2000. The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations. Israel approves 1,100 settler homes in Gilo, Jerusalem. 27 September 2011Last updated at 20:19 Gilo is built on land captured by Israel in 1967 Israel has approved the construction of 1,100 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Israel approves 1,100 settler homes in Gilo, Jerusalem

The move comes days after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called for full UN membership for a Palestinian state. There has been widespread condemnation of the move by Palestinian and Western powers, including the EU and US. Almost 500,000 Jews live in settlements on occupied territory. Obama reiterates call for Israel to halt West Bank settlement activity. 'Hundreds join' settler violence. Hundreds of settlers are engaged in violence against Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, the senior Israeli commander in the West Bank has said.

'Hundreds join' settler violence

Majr-Gen Gadi Shamni said diverting military resources to deal with settlers impaired the army's ability to carry out operations against militants. A recent UN report recorded 222 acts of settler violence in the first half of 2008 compared with 291 in all of 2007. Palestinians have long complained of settler harassment and intimidation. They have also complained the Israeli military does little to stop or restrain the settlers. 'Significant change'