Appropriations

Appropriations

 

While in the House of Representatives Steve Lewis was chairman of the Appropriation and Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Federal Funds for five years during one of the most difficult times in Oklahoma history before finishing his legislative service as Speaker of the House. In these roles he learned state government and the appropriations process from the ground up. The legislative process for appropriations is different than for regular substantive legislation. Steve has successfully worked with his clients and the legislature to obtain needed and worthwhile increases in appropriations and, in bad economic times, to help protect the resources needed by his clients to do their work.