Speaker Howell Welcomes $6 million in Legislative Branch Savings

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RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today welcomed legislative actions that return over $6 million in legislative branch savings to the general fund by June 30, 2011. The Joint Rules Committee, which the Speaker chairs, voted this morning to return $5,584,395, including $1.3 million from the Auditor of Public Accounts, $2.3 million from the … Read More

House Republicans Highlight Success of Legislative Agenda at End of 2011 Session

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RICHMOND, VA – Highlighting the legislative achievements of the 60-member strong House Republican Majority Caucus in delivering real reforms and forward-looking investments to address the concerns of the Commonwealth, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today highlighted the positive results of the policy initiatives advanced by House Republicans this year. After cutting fees, reducing authorized debt, investing … Read More

Speaker Howell Welcomes Agreement by House & Senate Conferees to Amend State Budget

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– Structurally Balancing Budget This Year Helps Avoid Calls for Higher Taxes Next Year – – State Spending Revenues Remain below Fiscal Year 2007 Level – RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today issued the following statement on the agreement by House and Senate negotiators on House Bill 1500, amendments to the state budget: … Read More

Floor Statement of House Appropriations Committee Chairman Putney on House Budget

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Mr. Speaker and Members of the House, today we consider the Committee amendments to House Bills 1500 — amendments to the current biennial budget which we adopted last year. The product I submit to you reflects the bi-partisan work of all 22 members of the Committee. It is my pleasure Mr. Speaker to tell the body that the vote to … Read More

Delegate Cox’s “Top Jobs of the 21st Century” higher education reform bill unanimously passes the House of Delegates

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–House Bill 2510 passed by a vote of 98-0– RICHMOND, VA – Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox’s (R- Colonial Heights) “Top Jobs” higher education reform bill, House Bill 2510, unanimously passed the House of Delegates yesterday. The comprehensive legislation is aimed at conferring an additional 100,000 associate and bachelor’s degrees for Virginians over the next 15 years. The 26 page … Read More

Va. House of Delegates Passes Repeal Amendment 59-34

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RICHMOND, VA – By a vote of 59 to 34, the Virginia House of Delegates today voted to pass and send to the Senate of Virginia House Joint Resolution 542, commonly known as the “Repeal Amendment.” This vote is one of the earliest victories for the Repeal Amendment, a nation-wide effort championed in the Commonwealth by Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegate James M. LeMunyon (R-Fairfax). Speaker Howell was the first state lawmaker in the country to offer his support for this legislative initiative calling for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Repeal Amendment is gaining additional attention and support not just in Virginia but in many other state legislatures.