DENVER, CO — Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, today announced that she has appointed Representative Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, as Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations. Traditionally the second-ranking member of the Joint Budget Committee in each chamber serves as Appropriations Chair.

“I am honored to have the confidence of Speaker Becker and JBC Chair Esgar, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Joint Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee as we craft this year’s budget and look closely at how we can help our state, businesses and Coloradans recover from this pandemic,” said Rep. McCluskie, D-Dillon. 

“When we come back into session, we’re going to have to make a lot of difficult decisions about how we spend our state’s precious resources,” said Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder. “Rep. McCluskie has earned the trust of her colleagues on both sides of the aisle with her deep understanding of state’s budget and fiscal issues, and I know she will do an excellent job leading the House Appropriations Committee as it works on legislation that impacts the state’s budget.”

The House Committee on Appropriations considers bills that impact state spending and revenues and authorizes appropriations (state spending) on legislation. Rep. Esgar, D-Pueblo, will take on the role of Vice-Chair, as is customary for the ranking member of the Joint Budget Committee. 

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