RICHMOND — Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) was today appointed to the House Appropriations Committee and the House Rules Committee by Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax).
“I’m pleased with my appointment to the Appropriations and Rules committees,” said Delegate Cox. “Serving on these key committees will allow me the opportunity to voice concerns that my constituents have with their state government, particularly with matters pertaining to government spending.”
The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for drafting the state budget on the part of the House of Delegates. Comprised of 22 members, the committee meets several times per week during session to craft a budget for all areas of state government. Cox previously served on the committee from 2000 until 2018, and served as its vice chairman for a period of time under the late Del. Lacey Putney. On the committee, Cox has consistently advocated for fiscal responsibility, while adequately funding core functions of state government. During the 2019 election season, Cox campaigned on raising teacher pay to at least the national average. A retired teacher himself, he will continue to advocate for better pay for Virginia’s public school teachers.
The House Rules Committee is comprised of 17 members, plus the Speaker. Committee members generally are made up of senior Delegates from both parties. Cox previously served as both chair and vice chair of the Rules committee. The committee considers a wide range of legislation including government studies and holidays.
“My constituents in the 66th district re-elected me to fight for our community,” Cox added. “Though a different party is now in the majority, I’ll continue to speak up on matters that impact Colonial Heights and Chesterfield.”
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