Appropriations and Budget Committee, Oklahoma House of Representatives

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The Appropriations and Budget Committee is a standing committee of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Per Section 1.8 of the House Rules, committees of the Oklahoma House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House. The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The Speaker shall appoint the chair and vice-chair of all standing committees, sub-committees and special committees.[1] The Speaker is an ex officio member with voting rights in all standing, special and joint committees and can be counted for purposes in determining quorum.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules 2013-2014


The House Committee on Appropriations and Budget and the House Committee on Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealers shall have the authority to conduct legislative investigations.[3][4]
Committees and subcommittees are authorized:

1. to maintain a continuous review of the work of the state agencies concerned with their subject areas and the performance of the functions of government within each subject area; 2. to invite public officials, public employees and private individuals to appear before the committees or subcommittees to submit information; 3. to request reports from departments and agencies performing functions reasonably related to the committees’ jurisdictions; 4. to complete the interim projects assigned by the Speaker; and 5. to conduct such other business as directed by the Speaker.[5][4]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Appropriations and Budget Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (20)
Chuck HoskinScott Martin, Chair
Jeannie McDanielTom Newell, Vice-chair
Richard MorrissetteDon Armes
Eric ProctorMike Christian
Joe DormanLee Denney
Mike BrownColby Schwartz
Jerry McPeakPaul Wesselhoft
Lisa J. Billy
Ann Coody
Sally Kern
Skye McNiel
Jason Nelson
Sean Roberts
Earl Sears
Doug Cox
Jeffrey W. Hickman
Mark McCullough
Leslie Osborn
Mike Sanders
Weldon Watson


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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