2021 General Assembly Category Archive

Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as 2021 General Assembly

House GOP Leader Gilbert: Northam Should Add Emergency Clause to the ‘Open the Schools’ Bill

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Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on social distancing in schools, lowering the recommended distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet, clearing the way for schools to reopen in Virginia. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The new guidance from the CDC is crystal clear: schools can safely … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Conclusion of the 2021 Legislative Session

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, and Caucus Whip Jay Leftwich issued the following statement upon the conclusion of the 2021 General Assembly Session: “One of the most important issues facing Virginians over the past year was and continues to be the education of their children. “When schools were closed and various learning options were implemented, it … Read More

House Republican Leader Gilbert: Democrats Use ‘Virtual’ Session to Silence Opposing Witnesses

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Earlier this morning, a House subcommittee took up House Bill 2305, which would give the Department of Education instructions to effectively change the admissions process at Governor’s Schools around Virginia. After lengthy testimony from supporters of the bill, parents waiting to express their opposition were shut out of testimony. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Parents have … Read More

Delegate Cox and Senator Cosgrove Deliver Republican Perspective on State of the Commonwealth

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Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights) and Senator John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (R-Chesapeake) tonight delivered the Republican perspective on the State of Commonwealth. The text of their remarks, which were broadcast following Governor Northam’s, are as follows: Delegate Cox “Good evening and thank you for joining us following the annual State of the Commonwealth Address. I’m Delegate Kirk Cox … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Proposed Budget Amendments

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Governor Northam’s budget proposals are extremely disappointing. Rather than face the very real crisis facing our students, Governor Northam has instead defaulted back to the same old Democratic playbook — throwing money at the same old line items and hoping they solve problems he won’t even acknowledge, instead focusing on his … Read More

General Assembly Republicans will limit 2021 Session to 30 days mandated by Constitution

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Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today announced they will oppose extending the 2021 General Assembly session beyond the 30 days mandated by the Constitution of Virginia. As Article IV, Section 6 of the Constitution requires “the concurrence of two-thirds of the members elected to each house” to extend … Read More