-- First from Hanover to serve on this prestigious committee --
Central Virginia- The Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates recently appointed Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) to the important House conference committee for the state budget bills. Six members of the House of Delegates serve on this committee which negotiates with the Senate conference committee members on the content of a 2019-2020 final budget.
“We have a dedicated team of conferees who work well together and understand the necessity of having a balanced and responsible budget,” said Speaker Cox. “This team will be able to articulate the House’s position clearly to our colleagues in the Senate as we begin to finalize the budget. I appreciate all of their hard work on behalf of the House and I encourage our conferees to begin work with their Senate colleagues as quickly as possible so we can reach a final agreement on the budget.”
Delegate Peace, who was selected as the lone Richmond regional representative, says "[t]he problems we must solve together are great, but I am confident that our team will put the needs of all Virginians first. I am humbled by the Speaker's faith and Chairman Jones' confidence. This further opportunity to serve our beloved Commonwealth is a great honor."
At the beginning of session Peace was appointed Chairman of the House General Laws committee. The General Laws committee considers matters related to housing, real estate, alcohol and beverage control, Freedom of Information Act, as well as procurement maters. In his capacity as Chairman, Peace was excited to appoint his Hanover colleague Delegate Buddy Fowler to his first Chairmanship since being elected. Fowler serves as Chair of the General Laws Subcommittee #1 dealing with important issues related to veterans.
“Serving as Chair of subcommittee #1, Del. Fowler has shown strong leadership and dedication to the work of the committee. Working with Buddy on this committee has shown to be a benefit to residents of our native county, Hanover,” stated Peace.