The Honorable Luke E. Torian, Chair

(last updated June 10, 2021 at
 10:15 AM

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State Capitol & Pocahontas Building Temporarily Closed for Public Safety

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Capitol & Pocahontas Building being closed, House Appropriations Committee Staff are teleworking.  

We are following guidelines implemented by House Leadership and taking many precautions to reduce staff interaction with others to ensure that staff is able to provide safe office operations during the legislative session and beyond.  

While there may someone working in the office, the office will remain closed to everyone.

There will be no “in person” meetings. House Appropriations Committee Staff will be able to provide assistance remotely only (via phone, email or Zoom/Teams meetings).

To reach a member of the House Appropriations Committee Staff, click on this link for a contact list.

2021 Interim Meetings

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • Appropriations  - Virtual - 9:30 AM - Live Stream Link - Signup to submit written comments (TBA)
    • Agenda
    • Overview of American Rescue Program Act (ARPA)
      • HAC Staff
    • Economic and Revenue Update
      • The Honorable Aubrey L. Layne, Jr., Secretary of Finance
    • Update on the Virginia Employment Commission
      • The Honorable Megan Healy, Ph.D., Chief Workforce Advisor
    • Virginia Tourism Authority: America Rescue Plan Act Tourism Recovery Briefing
      • Rita D. McClenny, President and CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation




May 17th
10:00 AM
June 23rd 
9:30 AM
July No Meeting No Meeting
August 18th
9:30 AM
Joint Mtg. w/HFC & SFAC
Location: TBD
September 20th
1:00 PM
Location: TBD
October 18th
1:00 PM
Location: TBD
November 16th (Tuesday)
November 17th (Wednesday)
Location: TBD
December 16th
9:30 AM
Joint Mtg. w/HFC & SFAC
Location TBD


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 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Session upon adjournment of the full House to discuss budget matters. In addition, the Committee has seven 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 and the Auditor of Public Acconts' Commonwealth Data Point, which is an internet database of key information about the Commonwealth of Virginia and the operations of state government.