House Committee on Appropriations
Shalanda Young, a native of Baton Rouge, La., serves as Clerk and Staff Director for the House Appropriations Committee. She previously served as Deputy Staff Director, Professional Staff Member, subcommittee clerk, and Detailee. As Staff Director, she oversees the $1.3 trillion annual appropriations bills, necessary disaster aid, and major aspects of COVID-19 related spending. Young moved to D.C. nearly two decades ago to serve as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institute of Health. Young holds a Master’s Degree from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Loyola University New Orleans.