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Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Washington House of Representatives. This committee was reorganized from the Community and Economic Development and Trade Committee.

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 Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee considers issues relating to community development, veterans, tourism and the government-to-government relationship of the state and Indian tribes. The committee also considers bills relating to housing, including the accessibility and affordability of housing, state assistance to low-income housing, housing authorities and the Housing Finance Commission.

(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.

Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
John McCoy, ChairJan Angel
Sherry Appleton, Vice-chairNorm Johnson
Cindy RyuLarry Haler
Sharon Tomiko SantosLiz Pike
David Sawyer

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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