The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman

(last updated November 18, 2014 at
8:30 AM

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November 18 & 19, 2014

Appropriations Committee Retreat Agenda

  • TUESDAY - 8:30 AM

    • Welcome & Opening Remarks

      • The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee

    • Virginia’s Economic and Budget Outlook - Presentation

      • Robert P. Vaughn, Director, House Appropriations Committee Staff

      • Anne E. Oman, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

    • Budget Control Act Impact on Virginia - Presentation A, Presentation B

      • Susan E. Massart, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

      • Susan L. Hogge, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

      • Paul Van Lenten, Jr., Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff

      • The Honorable John C. Harvey, Jr., Admiral USN (Ret), Secretary of Veterans and Defense Services

    • Virginia’s New Economy - Presentation A, - Presentation B, - Presentation C

      • Martin J. Briley, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

      • The Honorable William C. Wampler, Jr., Executive Director, New College Institute

      •  Michael J. Quillen, Retired CEO & Chairman of the Board, Alpha Natural Resources

    • Overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site - Presentation

      • Jon A. Greene, Associate Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech.

    • Off-site Luncheon and Regional Tours for Legislators

      • Heartwood and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

NOTE: The following Delegates will be participating via conference call at the address listed below
-  Christopher K. Peace, 8101 Vanguard Drive, Suite 150, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

-  David J. Toscano, 211 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


  • WEDNESDAY - 8:30 AM

    • Update on Capital Outlay and Debt Capacity - Presentation A, Presentation B

      • Richard F. Sliwoski, P.E., Director, Department of General Services

      • Anthony A. Maggio, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, House Appropriations Committee Staff



What's New


Unless otherwise noted, all interim full committee meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held in the Appropriations Room on the 9th Floor of the General Assembly Building. 

The August and December meetings are held jointly with the House Finance and Senate Finance Committees in House Room D in the General Assembly Building.  


November 18th
November 19th
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
 Martha Washington Inn
150 West Main St., Abingdon, VA  24210
December 17th  9:30 a.m. Joint Mtg. w/ HFC & SFC, HR-D


About Us

The Appropriations Committee, one of 14 standing Committees of Virginia's House of Delegates, has jurisdiction over state budget matters. We hope you will find the Committee's web site useful and choose to visit it any time you have a question about the Committee, its subcommittees, or the state budget.  

The Appropriations Committee usually meets monthly during the interim and every other day of the Session upon adjournment of the full House to discuss budget matters. In addition, the Committee has eight standing Subcommittees which meet once or twice a week during the Session.  Some of the Committees' major responsibilities include:

  • Examine revenue and expenditure assumptions in the Governor's introduced budget
  • Set funding priorities for the Commonwealth Consider requests by House members to amend (change) the introduced budget
  • Make recommendations for budgetary changes based on priorities of the Committee  

Virginia has a biennial budget which is adopted by the General Assembly in the even-numbered years and amended by the Assembly in the odd-numbered years.  Please click on the following links for more information about the Executive Budget Process or the Legislative Budget Process.  Also visit the Department of Planning and Budget's frequently asked questions  webpage for an overview of Virginia's budget. 


2014 SSI Bill Tracking

Regular Session

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