2019 General Assembly Category Archive

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House Republican Leadership Statement on Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2019 Legislative Report Card

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The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released their 2019 Legislative Report Card yesterday which grades members of the General Assembly on legislation related to key business issues. The Report Card mentions that legislation defeated by Republicans saved small and large businesses over $17 billion in new costs and protected over 150,000 Virginia jobs. Legislators were scored on their position for bills … Read More

House Majority Leader Gilbert: Democrat Cost of Redemption is Roughly $75,000

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House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the $75,000 from Governor Ralph Northam accepted by Democrats since the party called for his resignation in February. “Despite unequivocal calls from their party for his resignation, Democrat House candidates have taken at least another $75,000 from Governor Ralph Northam’s ‘The Way Ahead’ PAC,” Gilbert said. “Democrats … Read More

Statement of House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Democrat Boycott of 2019 Commemoration Events at Jamestown

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement regarding the House and Senate Democrat boycott of President Trump’s potential visit to Jamestown: “It’s disappointing, but not at all unexpected, that Democrats would put politics ahead of this historic occasion. Virginia has been the custodian of representative democracy for 400 years. As the inheritors of the House of Burgesses, we … Read More

Sen. Sanders Joins VA House Democrats Calling for Prisoners to Vote

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Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders made news this week when he suggested that convicted felons still incarcerated should be allowed to vote — even those convicted of murder or terrorism. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person … Read More

Statement of House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Terry McAuliffe’s Return

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Terry McAuliffe made it official last night: he’s forgoing a run for President in order to step in and raise money for Virginia Democrats. Democrats have good reason to call in outside help. Governor Ralph Northam, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring have all had their fundraising operations — traditionally a major source of funding for legislative … Read More

51 by 51: Protecting Student Athletes

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51 by 51 Protecting Student Athletes Participating in sporting activities is important for many students, but ensuring they participate in sports in a safe way must be a top priority. This year, legislation by Delegate Dickie Bell reinforces the symptoms and dangers of concussions to student-athletes and parents so they can watch out for signs that someone may have a … Read More

51 by 51: Virginia Independent Redistricting Commission

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51 by 51 Virginia Independent Redistricting Commission This year the Republican-led House of Delegates put forward a responsible and reasonable plan to allow all future redistricting plans to be handled by an independent commission, without taking the constitutional authority away from the General Assembly. If the current ongoing redistricting fight has taught us anything, it is that the plan developed … Read More

51 by 51: Tougher Penalties for Prostituting Children

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51 by 51 Tougher Penalties for Prostituting Children For the past several days we have highlighted legislation to fight human trafficking, including legislation to promote the human trafficking hotline and legislation creating the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund. The General Assembly passed many other pieces of legislation aimed at protecting our families. Legislation by Delegate Rob Bell, HB 2586, … Read More

51 by 51: Creating the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund

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51 by 51 Creating the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund Yesterday, we highlighted legislation to alert possible witnesses or victims of human trafficking to the availability of a means to report crimes or gain assistance. The General Assembly didn’t stop there in working to combat sex trafficking. Legislation by Delegate David Yancey creates a Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund … Read More

51 by 51: Fighting Human Trafficking

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51 by 51 Fighting Human Trafficking According to a recent report, Virginia ranks 6th in active federal human trafficking cases. This year, the House of Delegates passed legislation to help combat human trafficking here in the Commonwealth, building on our longstanding commitment to battling this scourge across our Commonwealth.. Legislation by Delegate Jason Miyares requires the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control … Read More