Rep. Mary Dye selected to serve on House Appropriations Committee

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. An official invitation from the state Speaker of the House confirmed the appointment.

“I am honored by the faith House Republican leadership has put in my ability to serve on this important committee,” said Dye. “I will bring my personal values of fiscal conservancy to the table with a focus on ensuring the overall operating budget, and other crucial financial policy, is drafted for the betterment of our state and the taxpayer, not just another means to grow the size of government.”

The House Appropriations Committee considers the operating budget bill and related legislation, budget processes, and fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation. The committee also considers bills with operating budget fiscal impacts.

“This session, we saw a partisan supplemental operating budget that spends nearly every penny of a substantial increase in economic revenue, while at the same time draining down the Budget Stabilization Account,” continued Dye. “I look forward to ensuring that our state’s most important spending plan is sustainable and defensible. The taxpayers of this state deserve better than partisan budgeting. I am grateful to be part of the discussion.”

Dye also serves on the House Capital Budget Committee and the House Environment Committee.

The House Capital Budget Committee allocates funding for the construction and repair of public buildings and for other long-term investments, such as land acquisitions and transfers. The committee also considers state money that is either given or lent to local governments or nonprofit organizations for infrastructure, housing, and cultural and heritage facilities.

The House Environment Committee considers issues relating to the State Environmental Policy Act, the Shoreline Management Act, air quality, aquatic lands, oil spill prevention, recycling and solid waste, hazardous waste, toxics, climate change, and parks and recreation.


Washington State House Republican Communications