Rep. Drew MacEwen was named to two budget committees in the House of Representatives and will serve as the deputy budget writer for House Republicans as the assistant ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee.
“I’m honored to have been appointed assistant ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee as we address education, homelessness and mental health funding in our state,” said MacEwen, R-Union. “Fully funding K-12 education is our paramount duty and will be the focus of much of the budget writing process this year. With the challenges our state faces comes a great opportunity to write a budget rooted in fiscal responsibility and respect for taxpayers so we can meet the needs of Washington’s present and future.”
MacEwen will also serve on the House Capital Budget Committee, which funds projects in communities throughout the state.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the House Capital Budget Committee and finding ways to help communities meet their housing and infrastructure needs. I especially look forward to hearing from groups across the state, learning about their needs and writing a budget to help strengthen their communities,” said MacEwen.
For a list of projects in the 35th District funded by the capital budget last year, click here.
The 2017 legislative session begins Jan. 9 and will last 105 days.