Women take over key budget roles in Senate, House & Governor’s office


LANSING, Mich., Nov. 18, 2022 — Speaker-elect Joe Tate (D-Detroit) today announced his selection of state Representative Angela Witwer (D-Delta) as chair of the House Appropriations Committee for the 2023-24 legislative session. Recognized as the most powerful legislative committee, Appropriations holds the responsibility for setting expenditures for the state of Michigan. This includes decisions on the state’s annual and supplemental budgets throughout the fiscal year.

“In her two terms in the House, Angela has established herself as a strong leader, tireless advocate and an independent voice for all Michiganders,” said Tate. “I have full confidence in her ability to thoughtfully lead House Appropriations .”

Witwer, a small business owner, will represent the 76th House District which consists of a majority of Eaton County and a part of the City of Lansing. She currently serves as Democrat vice chair of the Health Policy Committee and as a member of the Agriculture and Regulatory Reform committees.

“I am honored to serve in this esteemed role and recognize my responsibility as a financial steward of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money,” Witwer said. “I remain committed to investing in those things that matter most to Michiganders – quality infrastructure, access to affordable healthcare and a world-class education for all children.

In addition to Appropriations chair, Tate named Witwer as chair of the Committee on Committees which is responsible for oversight of all other House committees.

For more information on Rep. Witwer, visit https://housedems.com/angela-witwer/.