State Rep. Thomas Albert today was named House Appropriations Committee chair for the upcoming 2021-22 legislative session by Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth, filling an important leadership position tasked with crafting the state of Michigan budget.
“I am grateful for this new opportunity to serve the people of Michigan,” said Albert, of Lowell. “There are challenges ahead, but I am committed to ensuring we do the best job possible for our state’s families, job providers and taxpayers.”
Albert was recently elected to his third term in the Michigan House. He currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, leading a subcommittee related to the state prison system. He also serves on panels related to School Aid, Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police, and Agriculture and Rural Development. In 2017-18, Albert chaired the House Financial Liability Reform Committee.
A former investor for the State of Michigan Retirement Systems, Albert has expanded and continued his expertise on state financial matters during his time in the Legislature. His legislative work has helped improve the finances of the state retirement system.
“We must do all we can to safely navigate COVID-19 while preserving our economy,” Albert said. “That is the key to maintaining support for K-12 education and the essential services Michiganders rely upon every day. I look forward to working with anyone willing to help guide our state through this pandemic to brighter days ahead.”
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Thomas Albert speaks on the House floor Wednesday prior to a vote to approve a $4.2 billion COVID relief package, but says the measure is a only a lifeline for Michigan small businesses, schools and families impacted by a year of limits and closures.
“I look forward to reviewing the governor’s recommended budget and affording her as much input as she has afforded the people of Michigan during this pandemic. The Legislature has an important duty representing Michigan families and communities, and we will fulfill it.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert on Tuesday said the Legislature has begun final legislative approval of a more than $4.2 billion COVID-19 relief funding package to protect people from the virus, help Michigan students safely return to school and assist Michiganders struggling financially due to Gov. Whitmer’s shutdowns.
Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert and Health and Human Services Subcommittee Chair Mary Whiteford today detailed a plan to improve the health of pregnant mothers and their babies.