LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman announced on Friday his appointment to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health and Human Services.
“Committee hearings are an important part of the legislative process, and I welcome this new role,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes. “I look forward to my new responsibilities and will work alongside other committee and subcommittee members and Senate Committee on Appropriations Chair Jim Stamas as we continue efforts toward passing a responsible budget.”
The Community Health and Human Services subcommittee is responsible for budgeting and funding crucial state programs dealing with the health and welfare of Michigan residents, including children’s health care programs, disease prevention and education, food assistance and other supplemental programs.
Outman is also a member of the full Senate Committee on Appropriations and serves as vice chair of the Appropriations subcommittees on Capital Outlay; K-12 and Michigan Department of Education; and Natural Resources and Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. He also chairs the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality and holds membership positions on the Senate committees on Energy and Technology, Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure.