2020 General Assembly Category Archive

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House GOP Leader: Cop Killer Not Legally Paroled, Should be Returned to Custody, Process Restarted

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “When the Virginia Parole Board told the Department of Corrections to release Vincent Martin, they did so incorrectly. Parole in Virginia requires that certain procedures be followed by the board for a grant of parole to be legal. In this instance, the rights of the family of the victim … Read More

Statement of House and Senate Republican Leaders on Inspector General’s Report on Parole Board Misconduct

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), and Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-Rockingham) today issued the following statement regarding the Office of State Inspector General’s report on Parole Board misconduct: “We have finally received the Office of State Inspector General report regarding the Virginia Parole Board’s handling of the parole Vincent … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on OSIG Parole Board Report

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “Today, I learned that the Office of State Inspector General has completed its report on a complaint filed regarding the Parole Board. According to published reports, the office was investigating claims that the board had not followed the law regarding the release of prisoners, including Vincent Martin, who was convicted … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Capitol Historical Marker Removal

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “The Speaker’s statement reaffirming her commitment to telling the whole history of the Commonwealth is perplexing, given the fact that that the Lee statute in the old House chamber literally marks the spot where Lee accepted his general’s commission, setting off some of the most historic and tragic events in … Read More

Governor Northam Listens to Local Governments Regarding Beaches — Sort Of

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement regarding Governor Northam’s decision to allow Virginia Beach to open on Friday: “We’re finally seeing movement in the right direction, but there is still a disappointing lack of trust in people and local governments to be able to use what we know about this virus to be able to open as … Read More

Virginia Beach Republicans: Virginia Beach Can Reopen Safely – If Governor Allows It

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Republican legislators representing Virginia Beach, including Sens. Bill DeSteph, Jen Kiggans, and Dels. Jason Miyares and Glenn Davis issued the following statement in regard to Governor Northam’s decision to keep beaches closed until June 5th: “We are extremely disappointed that Governor Northam has decided to keep Virginia’s beaches closed through at least June 5. Last week, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby … Read More

Gilbert: Governor Must Explain Virginia Testing Lag

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Federalism, Governor Northam

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert called on Governor Northam to explain why COVID-19 testing in Virginia is behind nearly every other state. As other states around the country begin measured reopenings, Virginia continues to lag behind in the testing required for Virginia to begin that process. Virginia currently ranks among the lowest in the nation for testing. “At first Governor … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Governor’s Executive Order Extension

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, Republican Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, R-Bedford, and Republican Caucus Whip Jay Leftwich, R-Chesapeake, issued the following statement: “Virginians are an industrious and creative people. In the weeks since all this began, we’ve seen some amazing efforts to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Businesses that have even the smallest ability to continue to serve their customers … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Governor Northam’s Actions on Minimum Wage, ‘Clean Economy’ Act

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “We are squarely in the middle of an unprecedented health and financial crisis. The hundreds of thousands of Virginians who have filed for unemployment and the businesses that employed them are going to be digging out of this financial hole well past May 1, 2021. The actions taken by the Governor … Read More