Appropriations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives

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The Appropriations Committee is a standing committee of the Michigan House of Representatives. Per Standing House Rule 33(2), the committee is made up of 29 members.[1]

Per Rules 8 and 33 of the Standing House Rules, committees of the Michigan House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House, except when otherwise ordered by the House.[2] Committees are appointed at the beginning of each two-year legislative session. The first person named to a committee is to serve as its chair, with the second serving as vice chair. In the absence of both, the first majority member appointed after them is to serve as acting chair.[3] All committees operate under Rule 34, known as the Uniform Committee Rules.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Standing Rules of the House of Representatives in Accordance with the Michigan Constitution Article IV, Section 16


While the primary function of the standing committees is to consider legislation, there are a few specific exceptions. For example, the appropriations committees in the House and Senate have the added responsibility under the State Constitution of approving or disapproving gubernatorial executive orders that propose reductions of expenditures authorized by appropriation.[5][6]



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

Appropriations Members, 2013
Democratic members (10)Republican members (17)
Rashida Tlaib, Vice-chairJoe Haveman, Chair
Terry BrownAl Pscholka, Vice-chair
Fred Durhal, Jr.Eileen Kowall
Sean McCannMatt Lori
Brandon DillonBill Rogers
Sarah RobertsJohn Walsh
Andrew James KandrevasJon Bumstead
Pam FarisAnthony Forlini
Adam ZemkePeter MacGregor
Sam SinghGreg MacMaster
Nancy Jenkins
Paul Muxlow
Earl Poleski
Phil Potvin
Michael McCready
Martin Howrylak
Rob VerHeulen


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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