Delegate Batten elected Chairwoman of House Republican Caucus and selected as member of the Commerce and Energy, Education, Public Safety, and Rules Committees

January 13, 2022

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Richmond, VA – Delegate Amanda Batten was unanimously elected by House Republicans to serve as Chair of the House Republican Caucus. Additionally, she received committee assignments for the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly. Batten will serve on the following House committees: Commerce & Energy, Education, Public Safety, and Rules.

Considering the robust, tourism-centric economy in Batten’s Historic Triangle-based district, she will bring an important perspective to legislation that passes through the Commerce and Energy Committee. As a member of the Education Committee, Batten will review all legislation pertaining to higher, K-12, and early childhood education. Batten’s service on the Public Safety Committee will allow her to prioritize the security of all Virginians. Given Batten’s decade of working in the General Assembly, as an aide and now a member, she will work in the Rules Committee to establish procedure as well as review proposed studies and constitutional amendments.

“As a second-term legislator, I am grateful for the trust that my House Republican colleagues placed in me by electing me to chair our caucus. In 2021, Virginians made clear that they prefer a message of hope and positivity – one that expands options for our kids’ education, keeps businesses open and thriving, and maintains victims’ rights and the public’s well-being. House Republicans share these concerns and are keen to affect changes to alleviate those concerns.”

“I am honored to serve on these committees, and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to provide input on legislation that will affect the residents of our community. Service on these committees enables me to offer direct input about issues that are important to the citizens of York and James City Counties. The economy, education, and public safety are top priorities of my constituents, and I look forward to representing their interests in Richmond,” Batten said.