Del. Emily Brewer appointed to key committees

Published 10:38 am Friday, January 12, 2018

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox has named Delegate Emily Brewer to the Committees on Finance, Science & Technology, and Militia, Police and Public Safety.

“I am honored to have this opportunity and I look forward to working for the citizens of the 64th District on these important committees,” said Brewer. “I will continue to fight to make Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

The Committee on Finance considers matters that determine which resources are necessary in order to operate the government. Additionally, the Finance Committee is tasked with providing oversight on the Commonwealth’s taxation.

One of the oldest of the House’s standing committees, in recent years it has had the busiest docket. The Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety considers matters concerning the Virginia National Guard; the organization and jurisdiction of local police and sheriffs’ departments; the regulation of firearms; emergency preparedness; homeland security and correctional institutions.

The Science & Technology Committee has been critical to economic development and creating jobs across the Commonwealth. The Committee oversees all legislation relating to cybersecurity, broadband and other science and technology matters.

“Delegate Brewer has the knowledge, background and commitment to serve as an effective member of these key committees,” Speaker Cox noted. “As a new member, Delegate Brewer will bring an important fresh perspective to the deliberations of these committees. As a small business owner and a supporter of law enforcement, I know Delegate Brewer will bring tremendous expertise to these critical committee assignments.”

Elected to the House of Delegates in November 2017, Delegate Brewer represents the 64th District, which includes portions of Isle of Wight, Surry, Sussex, Suffolk City, Franklin City, Southampton and Prince George.