House Republicans receive “A” average on Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card

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House Republicans receive “A” average on Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card
House Democrats receive “D” average

Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates were honored with top scores on the recent Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Legislative Report Card, while for the first time ever the Chamber awarded seven “F’s” to House Democrats. The average grade for House Republicans was an “A,” with 19 members receiving an “A+” and 10 members receiving perfect scores of 100. Comparatively, House Democrats received an average grade of “D” with seven members receiving a failing grade of “F.”  To see which Democrats received failing grades, click here.

“I am honored, yet not surprised, to see Republicans in the House of Delegates receive such high marks from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce on their Legislative Report Card,” said Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). “We have been focused on issues that encourage businesses to start and expand here in Virginia. This year alone we defeated more than $700 million in tax increases, expanded access to broadband, and passed legislation setting up a process to eliminate 1,200 regulations in the next three years.”

Cox added, “According to the Chamber, the legislature defeated hundreds of anti-business bills that would increase the cost of doing business in Virginia by $6.3 billion and cost 150,000 jobs. For Virginia businesses and workers, a Democratic majority would come at a steep cost.”

“This should be a clear sign that the socialist roots growing deeper within the House Democratic Caucus are a clear threat to what we have worked for decades to create in Virginia,” said Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah). “Under Republican leadership in the House, Virginia is consistently recognized as one of the best states in the country for business. We have worked hard to keep taxes low while still protecting our Triple A bond rating.”

“The Chamber is recognizing House Republicans for protecting our business climate while calling out our Democrat colleagues for pushing policies and regulations that will raise taxes on Virginians and stifle job creation,” said Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax). “I hope this is a wake up call to people of Northern Virginia that should Democrats ever take over the House of Delegates, our business climate as we know it will be forever changed.”

“With the 2018 elections behind us, the Chamber’s Legislative Report Card shows exactly what is at stake next year,” said Majority Whip Nick Rush (R-Montgomery).“Over the next 12 months Republicans will take our message of creating jobs, lowering taxes, and expanding educational opportunities to every town in Virginia. This report card shows just how vital it is for our economy’s future to maintain a Republican majority in the General Assembly.”

House of Delegates members receiving an A+:

Terry Austin (R-Botetourt)

Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)

Jeff Campbell (R-Smyth)

Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge)

Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)

Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)

Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah)

Keith Hodges (R-Middlesex)

Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax)

Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell

Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)

Terry Kilgore (R-Scott)

Danny Marshall (R-Danville

Will Morefield (R-Tazewell)

Chris Peace (R-Hanover)

Charles Poindexter (R-Franklin)

Roxann Robinson (R- Chesterfield)

Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)

David Yancey (R-Newport News)

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