“The investments into public safety, K-12 and higher education, the healthcare safety net, and economic development demonstrates that the House of Delegates is leading on the important issues facing Virginians.” – Speaker Howell
“The House budget is a conservative, responsible, and structurally-balanced budget. Our budget invests in the core functions of government while protecting precious taxpayer resources.” – Chairman Jones
For the second straight year, the Republican led General Assembly advanced our legislative priorities, crafted a conservative and responsible state budget, and worked diligently to complete its work ahead of schedule.
The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed a two-year state budget Sunday that includes no tax or fee increases, takes steps to eliminate future liabilities, and makes strategic investments in K-12 and higher education.
The House budget will be conservative and responsible. Our first priorities are to structurally balance the budget without Washington-style gimmicks and make responsible decisions that put Virginia on solid financial footing.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and House Republican leaders highlighted the House’s legislative accomplishments at a press conference Wednesday, promising to continue to govern and lead for the remainder of the 2016 session.