House of Delegates passes emergency electric utility regulation change

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Energy, Issues, Press Releases

The Virginia House of Delegates passed emergency legislation Monday to make changes to Virginia’s electric utility regulation law. The legislation, carried by Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Scott) will eliminate renewable portfolio standard (RPS) adders and streamline how the State Corporation Commission reviews the base rate cases of Dominion Power and Appalachian Power, Virginia’s two largest investor-owned electric utilities.   “House Bill … Read More

House Leadership Backs Governor Bob McDonnell’s Transportation Plan

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Republican legislative leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates put their support behind Governor Bob McDonnell’s plan to invest $3.1 billion in transportation over the next five years. The Speaker of the House of Delegates, William J. Howell (R-Stafford), House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Majority Caucus Chairman Timothy Hugo (R-Fairfax) and Majority Whip … Read More

Statement of House Transportation Chairman Joe May on Governor Bob McDonnell’s transportation plan

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Issues, Press Releases, Transportation

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Joe May (R-Loudon), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement Tuesday in support of Governor Bob McDonnell’s transportation proposal: “I am very pleased and excited that we are finally getting serious about tackling Virginia’s transportation challenges. Governor McDonnell has laid out an innovative and bold proposal that addresses Virginia’s long-term transportation needs. “There … Read More

Delegates Purkey & Orrock announce support of Governor Bob McDonnell’s transportation plan

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Issues, Transportation

RICHMOND, VA – House Finance Committee Chairman Delegate Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach) and Finance committee member Delegate Robert Orrock (R-Caroline) commented Wednesday on Governor Bob McDonnell’s transportation plan and urged members of the House of Delegates to work to address our long-term transportation funding needs. “Governor Bob McDonnell has outlined a serious plan to finally address Virginia’s transportation funding challenges,” … Read More

Business Development Caucus unveils jobs agenda

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Jobs & Economy

RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Business Development Caucus in the Virginia House of Delegates unveiled their legislative agenda on Monday aimed at easing regulations on businesses and promoting home-based entrepreneurship. The group of legislators is highlighting 12 bills this session dealing with a range of issues from paperwork reduction to tort reform. The four founding members of the caucus … Read More

RTD Op-Ed by Speaker Howell

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Budget, Education, Issues, Jobs & Economy

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Virginia General Assembly convenes for the 2013 legislative session on Wednesday. This year presents a unique opportunity for leaders in Richmond to build on our success in recent years and make real progress for the commonwealth. In the House of Delegates, we are committed to a core set of priorities — the issues most important … Read More

House Republicans Propose Expanded Funding for School Resource Officer Grant Program

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Announcements, Issues, Press Releases, Public Safety

RICHMOND, VA –– Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights) and Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood (R-Winchester), Chair of the House Appropriations Public Safety Subcommittee, announced Thursday that Republicans in the House of Delegates will propose expanding a school resource officer grant program when the General Assembly convenes in January. “The … Read More

Statement of Speaker William J. Howell on Governor Bob McDonnell’s Budget Amendments for FY2012-2014

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Budget, Issues, Press Releases

RICHMOND, VA –– Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) released the following statement Monday on Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to the FY2012-2014 state budget: “The continued uncertainty surrounding our nation’s economic outlook, as well as Washington’s self-inflicted fiscal cliff, requires us to be as cautious and conservative as ever,” said Speaker William J. Howell. “House Republicans have … Read More