Joint Finance Committee, Delaware State Legislature

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The Joint Finance Committee is a joint committee of the Delaware General Assembly.

Per the House and Senate Rules, joint committees of the Delaware General Assembly are assigned by the Speaker in the House and the President Pro Tempore in the Senate. The rules do not specify when joint committees are assigned.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Resolution 3
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Resolution 2


The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) is responsible for writing the annual appropriations and grant-in-aid acts.[2][3]


Note: Except where noted, in even years, the rosters did not change, but the Chair and Co-Chair alternated their roles.


The following tables describe committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Joint Finance Senate Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (2)
Harris McDowell, ChairCatherine Cloutier
Brian BushwellerDavid Lawson
Bruce Ennis
Karen Peterson

Joint Finance House Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (2)
Melanie George Smith, Co-ChairHarvey Kenton
William CarsonJoseph Miro
Debra Heffernan
James Johnson



Note: In 2010, Harris McDowell took the place of Henry, and Pamela Thornburg took the place of Booth.

External links


  1. Delaware General Assembly, "House Resolution 3," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 31)
  2. Delaware General Assembly, "Joint Finance Committee," accessed February 4, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.