According to the Kirkwood Patch:

Current Majority Floor Leader and  Speaker-Designate of the Missouri House of Representatives, Rep. Tim  Jones (R-Eureka), announced on Monday his selection of Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood), to chair the House Budget Committee for the 97th General  Assembly.

Jones also selected Rep. Tom Flanigan (R-Carthage), to serve  as vice chairman of the Budget Committee, and tapped Rep. Jeanie Riddle (R-Mokane), to chair the House Rules Committee.

Jones stated in a Monday announcement the choice to name Stream as the chair of one of the legislature’s most important and influential  committees is based on Stream’s deep experience as vice chairman of the  committee and his fiscally responsible approach to  the budgetary process. As Budget Committee chairman, Stream  will oversee the appropriations process in the House. He will file all appropriations bills and assign them to  their designated appropriations committees.

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