State Rep. Mary Whiteford today was appointed to serve as House Appropriations Committee chair for the remainder of the Michigan’s 2021-22 legislative session.
Whiteford (R-Casco Township) previously served as vice chair of the committee and has served as chair of the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services for the past three terms.
“It’s an honor to be given this opportunity by Speaker Wentworth to oversee our chamber’s budget committee for the remaining months of the term,” Whiteford said. “I recognize that every dollar at our disposal belongs to the people of Michigan, and I feel a great sense of responsibility to ensure each dollar is spent wisely to make our state an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Although the state has already finalized the fiscal year 2023 budget, which begins on Oct. 1, Whiteford will help lead her House colleagues in deliberating over any necessary budget supplementals that may arise.
“I want to thank Rep. Albert for his leadership of our committee throughout this term,” Whiteford said. “He has been an exemplary steward of the people’s tax dollars and I intend to continue that stewardship throughout the coming months.”
Rep. Mary Whiteford has been nominated for House Legislator of the Year by Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), an independent news outlet that provides nonpartisan coverage of Michigan government.
The Michigan House, led by Appropriations Committee Chair Mary Whiteford, today approved a budget supplemental that will help Michigan communities remain competitive in the modern economy and bring new jobs to the state.