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. It is the speaker's responsibility to appoint the chairman and vice chairman of each standing committee, sub-committee and special committee.[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]


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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Appropriations and Budget Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (21)
Mike Brown (Oklahoma)Earl Sears, Chair
Chuck HoskinDennis Casey, Vice-Chair
Scott InmanJohn R. Bennett
Jeannie McDanielLisa J. Billy
Jerry McPeakAnn Coody
Richard MorrissetteDoug Cox
Wade RousselotDavid Dank
Ben SherrerDennis L. Johnson (Oklahoma)
Scott Martin
Charles McCall
Mark McCullough
Randy McDaniel
Jason Nelson
Charles Ortega
Leslie Osborn
Pat Ownbey
Pam Peterson
Todd Russ
Mike Sanders
Paul Wesselhoft
Harold Wright


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


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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