Finance Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Washington State House of Representatives.

Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party.[1] The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus.[1] The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. [2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

The House Finance Committee considers issues relating to state and local revenues, such as increases or decreases in taxes, exemptions from taxes, and changes in the administration of taxes. (Note: Issues involving revenue for transportation purposes, such as gasoline taxes, are usually considered by the House Transportation Committee.)

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Finance Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Reuven Carlyle, ChairTerry Nealey
Steve Tharinger, Vice-chairEd Orcutt
Joe FitzgibbonCary Condotta
Drew HansenBrandon Vick
Kristine LyttonJ.T. Wilcox
Gerry Pollet
Chris Reykdal
Larry Springer

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