McClintock named to House budget committee

State Rep. Stephanie McClintock, R-Vancouver, was recently appointed as the new assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee.

McClintock, who serves as an 18th District representative, was elected to her first term in office in 2022.

“I am grateful and humbled to be selected to serve as the assistant ranking Republican on this very important fiscal committee, and I’m committed to getting up to speed in this new role,” McClintock said in a press release Monday. “I look forward to working on the many, key financial decisions that play such a vital role in funding our state’s infrastructure.”

This House fiscal committee creates the state capital budget which approves money for the construction and repair of public buildings and for other long-term investments, such as land acquisitions and transfers.

The budget committee also considers grants and loans to local governments and nonprofit organizations for infrastructure, broadband access, housing, and cultural and heritage facilities. Additionally, it considers bills relating to public works contracting, state buildings and land, and also authorizes state debt.

As the minority party, Republicans do not chair any of the legislative committees. However, they do have a ranking member, which are the leaders of the minority party in each committee. The assistant ranking member is the second in command to the ranking member in each legislative committee.

“This is a great opportunity and I’m excited to take on the responsibilities of this new role as we work to help everyone throughout Washington,” McClintock said.

The legislature will reconvene in January 2024.

— Shari Phiel

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