Statement of Speaker Gilbert on Murders at Bridgewater College


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Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement on the murder of a campus police officer and campus safety officer Tuesday afternoon: “Earlier today, an incomprehensible act of violence was perpetrated at Bridgewater College. While we continue to learn more about what happened we do know that a campus police officer and a campus safety officer, Police Officer John Painter and … Read More

House Republicans Pass Legislation to Restore Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Battery in Schools

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Earlier today, the House of Delegates passed House Bill 4, a measure which repeals and repairs the worst parts of House Bill 257 (2020). Under current law, reporting of crimes such as sexual battery, stalking, oral threats to school personnel, and threats against the school are not required to be reported to law enforcement. House Bill 4 reinstates mandatory reporting … Read More

Speaker Gilbert: Governor’s Speech Highlights the Positive, Forward Looking Vision Virginia Needs

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Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement on Governor Youngkin’s State of the Commonwealth address: “Governor Youngkin’s address was exactly what Virginia needed to hear. It was an upbeat, positive, forward looking overview of our shared vision for the future of our Commonwealth. Governor Youngkin and House Republicans ran on a platform of ensuring parents have a seat at the … Read More

House Republicans Preview Their Legislative Agenda for the 2022 Session

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Speaking at a press conference earlier today, the incoming House Republican Majority detailed the highlights of their 2022 legislative agenda. “Our agenda for 2022 is a direct response to what we heard from voters on the campaign trail,” said Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert. “Throughout the campaign, voters consistently told us they were worried about their children’s education, inflation was making it … Read More

Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert Calls for National Guard Mobilization to Rescue Stranded I-95 Motorists

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Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement Tuesday morning: “The situation on Interstate 95 is untenable. Travelers are trapped – some for nearly 24 hours. But now isn’t the time to place blame for what went wrong. It’s time to get help to those in need. “Local first responders are doing everything they can, but with so many people stranded, … Read More

Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert Announces Additional Committee Chairs for the 2022-23 General Assembly

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Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert today announced the chairs of five additional House standing committees. “I’m pleased to announce more of the House of Delegates leadership team for the upcoming General Assembly session. These new committee chairs will bring a wealth of experience to their new assignments, and they join seven other chairs already appointed. I look forward to working with all … Read More

Statement of Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert on Gov.-elect Youngkin’s Nominee for Secretary of Education


Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When Republicans said we would make education a priority for the upcoming General Assembly session, it wasn’t empty rhetoric. We heard parents loud and clear. Governor-elect Youngkin’s nominee for Secretary of Education has a record of supporting innovation and high educational standards, and will serve Virginia students well. “Secretary-designee Guidera has the kind … Read More

Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader-designee Terry Kilgore Announces Staff Assignments


Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader-Designee Terry Kilgore today announced changes to his staff that reflect his continuing commitment to supporting Southwest Virginia’s priorities and to engaging with Members of the Republican Majority to advance the interests of the Commonwealth and its people. “In November, Republicans in the Commonwealth worked together to mount an incredible victory for business and jobs … Read More

House Republicans: Northam’s Budget Will Be Reviewed and Revised

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Governor Northam presented his 2022-2024 biennial budget today. The Governor’s budget will be reviewed and revised in the coming months. House Republican leaders issued the following statements: Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert gave the following statement: “House Republicans will work with the incoming administration and our colleagues in the Senate to ensure Virginia budgets responsibly. The excess revenues Virginia is currently experiencing … Read More