About the Committee
The full House Committee on Appropriations is composed of 15 Democrats and 22 Republicans. Each caucus separately elects a majority and minority chair. Beginning with the 2019/20 legislative session, Rep. Matt Bradford from Montgomery County is the Democratic chairman of the committee.
The Appropriations Committee meets regularly when the House is in session to consider fiscal-related matters, and it conducts budget hearings each spring to review and evaluate the governor's executive budget proposal. In accordance with House Rules, the committee also evaluates legislative proposals for fiscal implications before deciding if a measure should be sent to the floor for full consideration.
The committee plays a pivotal role in forming recommendations for budget/fiscal related matters and is integrally involved in the annual budget process. A professional staff serves the General Assembly with in-depth analyses of how fiscal policy affects the delivery of government programs and services.
For upcoming meetings, recent committee votes, legislation currently in the committee and committee transcripts, visit the General Assembly's website.