Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) spoke on the floor of the House of Delegates regarding claims by Governor Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly Democrats that Republicans are the “party of no.”
Delegate Gilbert highlighted the numerous initiatives advanced by the House Republican Caucus, including SOL reform, ethics reform, transportation innovation, mental health and the state budget as proof that Republicans have been leading on the most important issues to Virginians.
“While our Governor is holding happy hour, and crisscrossing the state to advance the expansion of ObamaCare, we are here governing. Day in, day out, saying yes to many things, but mostly saying yes to good governance and fiscal responsibility,” said Delegate Gilbert. “Just yesterday, we offered a compromise – a path forward for everyone in this chamber and everyone in this town to move forward, get our budget done and address the issue that we have been debating.”
“The first thing we have to do is fulfill our duties and pass a budget; a clean budget that isn’t held hostage to these other notions and these other ideas,” added Delegate Gilbert. “Then we can have a special session on Medicaid, and we can talk about the proposals that have been put forward.”