Delegate Chris Jones Named Chair of House Appropriations

Delegate S. Chris Jones, Republican of Suffolk, was named Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee this week by House Speaker William Howell.  Delegate Jones is a Pharmacist and has great experience in and knowledge of Medicaid funding and other health-related issues.  Delegate Jones has been a Budget Conferee for several years and has led the discussions on health and human resource budgetary negotiations for the House Conferees.  

Delegate Jones is known as an approachable, fair-minded legislator who can close difficult legislative deals between conflicting interests.  VHCA has had an excellent working relationship with Delegate Jones over the years.

The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee determine funding for all state programs, including Medicaid and other health care funding.