2019 General Assembly Category Archive

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51 by 51: New Jobs Coming to Virginia

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51 by 51 New Jobs Coming to Virginia Virginia is consistently ranked as a top state for doing business by numerous publications. This year the Republican-led House of Delegates passed legislation and incentives packages to help bring tens of thousands of new jobs to Virginia. Most notably after a nationwide search, Amazon chose Virginia as the location for their “HQ2” project, bringing more than … Read More

51 by 51: Tuition Freeze

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51 by 51 Tuition Freeze Virginia students borrow over $1 billion per year to attend college, creating a mounting pile of student debt that hurts our economy and our children’s futuer. Making college more affordable has long been a priority of the House of Delegates, and this year’s budget takes a huge step on higher education affordability. The budget includes $57 … Read More

51 by 51: Passed a Conservative and Balanced Budget

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51 by 51 Passed a Conservative and Balanced Budget We are continuing to highlight 51 unique accomplishments of the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates from the 2019 General Assembly session. The final piece of legislation we passed just this past Sunday was a conservative and balanced budget. The budget is the most important responsibility of the General … Read More

51 by 51: Pay Raises for Teachers

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51 by 51:The House Republican Agenda Over the next seven weeks, we’re going to highlight 51 unique accomplishments of the Republican-led House of Delegates. Yesterday we highlighted the nearly $1 billion tax relief package that puts more money back in the pockets of hard working families.  In addition to tax relief, the budget passed by the General Assembly includes funding … Read More

51 by 51: The House Republican Agenda

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Over the next seven weeks, we’re going to highlight 51 unique accomplishments of the Republican-led House of Delegates.   The 2019 General Assembly Session produced a stark contrast for Virginia. The controversies of the Democratic statewide office holders have led to chaos and embarrassment for our state. On the other hand, the Republican-led General Assembly has delivered leadership and results … Read More

House of Delegates adjourns 2019 Session after passing tax relief, balanced budget & school safety legislation

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The Virginia House of Delegates adjourned sine die on Sunday, concluding an overwhelmingly successful 2019 General Assembly session. The House of Delegates passed a $1 billion tax relief package, balanced the budget without raising taxes, advanced over a dozen measures to make schools safer, passed bills to make college more affordable, and acted on a package of legislation to address … Read More

ICYMI: Every way the Virginia House Democrats said no to reviewing sexual assault allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

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Speaker Kirk Cox (R – Colonial Heights) has spent the past week repeatedly pressing our Democratic colleagues to work with us in a bipartisan way on a formal investigation. House Republicans proposed a special subcommittee of Courts, comprised of five Republicans and five Democrats, to inquire into the allegations in a non-partisan manner.  House Democrats have taken a far different approach to … Read More

General Assembly passes legislation creating maternal mortality review team

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The Virginia General Assembly has passed HB 2546, legislation creating a maternal mortality review team within the Virginia Department of Health. “There is nothing more precious than a mother bringing a newborn child into this world” said Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). “Sadly, too many mothers are dying from preventable childbirth complications and many more suffering severe injuries during childbirth. This legislation will … Read More

Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Delegate Riley Ingram’s retirement

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) issued the following statement on the retirement of Delegate Riley Ingram: “I will forever be grateful for Riley’s service to the Commonwealth in the House of Delegates, and, more importantly I will personally always cherish the friend Riley has been to me. “Serving in neighboring districts, I was able to see … Read More