RICHMOND, VA – Following yesterday’s announcement that unemployment in the Commonwealth has dropped to a three-year low of 5.8 percent, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement: “Yesterday, federal employment data indicated that the unemployment rate in the Commonwealth dropped to 5.8 percent, the lowest rate since 2009. This is a positive sign that Virginia … Read More
Speaker Howell Statement Regarding the Passage of Virginia Retirement System Reform
RICHMOND, VA – Following the passage of House Bills 1129 and 1130 and Senate Bills 497 and 498 late Saturday evening, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement commenting on these pivotal reform measures: “My colleagues and I in the House Republican Caucus were pleased by the passage of Senate Bill 497 and House Bill … Read More
Majority Leader Cox Gives Budget Update
On the House Floor today, Majority Leader Cox gave everyone an update on the progress that has been made on the state budget in the past twenty-four hours. Yesterday afternoon, House budget conferees and members of the Senate Finance Committee met to begin discussions on the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
MEDIA ADVISORY: House Budget Conference Committee Meeting with Senator Stosch Today at 3:00 PM
The Honorable Lacey E. Putney, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee of the Virginia House of Delegates announces that this afternoon, Tuesday, March 6th at 3:00 p.m., members of the House Budget Conference Committee will be meeting with Senator Walter A. Stosch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, along with other members of the Senate Finance Committee to discuss House Bills … Read More
Video: Joint Republican Press Conference – Budget Update
At a press conference after the Floor Session, leaders and budget conferees from the House and Senate Republican Caucuses discussed the progress of the 2012-14 biennial budget. Earlier in the day, the House of Delegates passed House Bills 1300 and 1301, the new biennial budget bills. Both bills passed with bipartisan support.
Statement of Speaker William J. Howell Following Reintroduction of the FY 2012-14 House Budget by Unanimous Consent
RICHMOND, VA – Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement this afternoon following the motion by Appropriations Chairman Lacey E. Putney (I-Bedford) to reintroduce the FY 2012-14 House Budget by unanimous consent: “With the defeat of the House budget yesterday by Senate Democrats, the Commonwealth of Virginia entered uncharted financial waters. Never before has the … Read More
Delegate Putney’s Floor Remarks on Request for Unanimous Consent to Introduce a Budget for the 2010-12 and 2012-14 Biennial Periods
Click here for a PDF of Chairman Putney’s Remarks. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request and a point of personal privilege. Mr. Speaker my request is for unanimous consent to introduce legislation. Speaking to the request. Several weeks ago I was humbled by this body in recognizing my 50 years of service in the House of Delegates. Your accolades … Read More
House Republican Caucus Discusses 2012 Health Care Legislation
Click here for a PDF of this release. RICHMOND, VA – This morning the House Republican Caucus held their weekly Policy Work Group press conference. Various health care initiatives introduced and supported by the House were discussed. Following the press conference, the Policy Work Group issued the following statement: