2018 General Assembly Category Archive

Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as 2018 General Assembly

Speaker Cox and House Republicans release politically neutral, race-blind remedial redistricting map

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Tuesday that Delegate Rob Bell has filed a politically-neutral, race-blind remedial redistricting map as House Bill 7002. The map, drawn without the use of any racial data, remedies the constitutional deficiencies, both general and specific, identified by the Eastern District of Virginia by altering 30 House districts, including the 11 … Read More

Speaker Cox files response to Attorney General Herring’s motion, announces P&E meeting for September 27

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, in his capacity as Intervenor-Defendant in Bethune Hill v. Virginia, filed with the Eastern District of Virginia Wednesday a response to Attorney General Herring’s motion from Monday to expedite the remedial phase of ongoing redistricting litigation. The filing outlines a series of detailed, specific and to-date private steps that have been taken … Read More

ICYMI Delegate Gilbert exposes hypocritical partisan power grab

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Thursday on the House floor, Delegate Gilbert exposed the hypocritical partisan redistricting plan presented by House Democrats. Below are a few excerpts from the speech as well as the full video. “I’m hearing something from the gentleman from Charlottesville that is reminiscent of the same type of thing that I have heard for about a decade from the Democrats in … Read More

House Republicans receive more than two dozen business awards from Virginia Chamber

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates received more than two dozen business awards from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner on Tuesday, including awards for Legislator of the Year and Freshman of the Year. House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) was given the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year award and Delegate Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) was … Read More

The Select Committee on School Safety is “a step in the right direction.”

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Earlier in March, Speaker Kirk Cox announced the formation of the first Select Committee formed in 150 years. The Select Committee on School Safety is tasked with reviewing state and local policies on school safety and make recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly during the 2019 Session. Since the announcement the proposal has received widespread praise for addressing the important issue … Read More

Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox on HJR 576 calling for a Special Session of the General Assembly

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued the following statement Friday on HJR 576 applying to the Governor for a Special Session of the General Assembly to continue work on a two-year state budget. “The House of Delegates will adjourn sine die as scheduled on Saturday, but without an agreement on a new two-year state budget. The House … Read More

Speaker Cox announces Select Committee on School Safety

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Thursday the formation of the “House Select Committee on School Safety” to review state and local policy on school safety and make recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly during the 2019 Session. This is the first select committee formed in the House in 155 years. Select Committees are reserved for matters of … Read More

Speaker Cox announces House Budget conferees

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) on Tuesday named House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Chris Peace (R-Hanover), Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Luke Torian (D-Prince William), and Mark Sickles (D-Arlington) to the conference committees for the state budget bills, House Bills 29 and 30. The House conferees will negotiate with the Senate on the … Read More

House of Delegates passes “Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018

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  The Virginia House of Delegates on Monday passed the Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018 which will return money to utility customers immediately, unwind the rate freeze, reform the oversight process for electric utilities, and establish a path to investing in long-term, sustainable energy technologies and grid modernization. The legislation was amended to include provisions that safeguard ratepayers from potentially … Read More

Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox on the passage of the House Budget

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Thursday after the House of Delegates passed a responsible and balanced budget. The proposal will now go to the Senate and the differences between the House and Senate proposal will then be worked out in conference. “I am proud the House approved the proposal put forth by the … Read More