House of Delegates passes sexual harassment training legislation

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation mandating all members and staff of the General Assembly to participate in sexual harassment training. The bill was introduced by Delegate Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield). “In light of recent news reports across the country regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, this legislation assures our constituents that we take the issue serious,” said Delegate … Read More

House of Delegates passes legislation reforming State Board of Elections to guarantee non-partisan administration of elections

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation reforming the State Board of Elections to guarantee the nonpartisan administration of elections in the Commonwealth. House Bill 1405 increases from three to six the number of members on the Board, requiring three to be from the party that won the most recent gubernatorial election and three from the party receiving … Read More

House Finance committee defeats bill seeking to institute “Netflix Tax”

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates once again stood up for Virginia taxpayers Monday, killing a bill to raise taxes on hardworking Virginians. House Bill 1051 introduced by Delegate Vivian Watts (D-Fairfax), would have instituted a tax on streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora. “The people of Virginia don’t need higher taxes, especially on things such … Read More

House Privileges & Elections Committee passes legislation reforming State Board of Elections to guarantee bipartisan administration of elections

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The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Privileges and Elections passed legislation Friday reforming the composition of the State Board of Elections to guarantee the bipartisan administration of elections in the Commonwealth. House Bill 1405 increases from three to six the number of members on the Board, requiring three to be from the party that won the most recent gubernatorial … Read More

House and Senate announce joint subcommittee to study key election issues

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) today announced the formation of a Joint Subcommittee on Election Review. The Subcommittee will consider issues related to the conduct of elections that were brought to light following the November 2017 elections, including absentee balloting, the assignment of voters in split … Read More

Promise Kept: Speaker Cox announces implementation of paid parental leave policy for Virginia House of Delegates

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Wednesday the implementation of a paid parental leave policy for the Virginia House of Delegates. In December Cox announced he would direct the Clerk of the House of Delegates to develop a new policy to provide paid parental leave for the Virginia House of Delegates for the birth or adoption of … Read More

Statement of Speaker-designee Cox on SBE refusing to meet to certify election results in HD 28 & 88

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox released the following statement Wednesday, after the State Board of Elections refused to meet to certify election results in House Districts 28 and 88. “The State Board of Elections exists to be an independent arbiter of our elections, but after the last three days no one could be faulted for questioning the independence … Read More

House leaders back Gillespie’s call for $1.5 million to fight dangerous gangs like MS-13

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Leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates pledged Thursday to back Ed Gillespie’s call for $1.5 million in funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. Gillespie announced his plan at a press conference in Northern Virginia. “The House of Delegates will fully support funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force,” said Speaker-designee Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). … Read More

Statement of House Leadership on 4th Circuit Ruling

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RICHMOND, VA — Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Speaker-designee Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Majority Leader-designee Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax), and Majority Whip Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) issued the following statement Friday in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit declaring a 90-year-old cross-shaped monument unconstitutional. “We vehemently disagree with the … Read More