2021 General Assembly Category Archive

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Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Mask Announcement

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Leadership means making and owning tough decisions. That’s the exact opposite of what we saw yesterday from Governor Northam. Rather than simply announcing that he will require masking of vaccinated students and teachers in K-12 schools, he instead decided to hide behind a false interpretation of a law that already delayed … Read More

Two Minutes: House Democrats Kill Every Outside Suggestion for $4 Billion Bill With Virtually No Debate

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Given no opportunity to participate in a public budgeting process, House Republicans today introduced a floor amendment in the nature of a substitute to HB7001, the Democratic plan to spend more than $4 billion in Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Democrats killed the bill two minutes after it was introduced on the floor. House Republican Leader … Read More

Gilbert: If Democrats Won’t Conduct a Real Investigation of the Parole Board , Republicans Will

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Democrats got exactly what they paid for in their $250,000 ‘investigation’ into the Office of State Inspector General’s Parole Board review — an excuse to ignore the entire situation. “Taxpayers, on the other hand, got nothing. They didn’t get answers as to why the Attorney General’s office — held by a … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on OSIG Investigation Report

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Parol Board HQ

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “House Democrats needed a way to discredit the plethora of damning Office of State Inspector General reports into the Parole Board, but they couldn’t risk turning over too many stones to do it. That’s why today’s report doesn’t reflect a critical look at the Parole Board, but rather scrutiny of OSIG’s … Read More

Gilbert: House Democrats Have Nominated the Most Far-Left Ticket in Virginia History

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “With today’s vote, Democrats have nominated a statewide ticket that seeks to further erode public safety, continue to hamper our children’s education, and weaken Virginia’s economic competitiveness. “The Democratic ticket of Terry McAuliffe, who was lambasted by his fellow Democrats as being a ‘failure’ as Governor, Hala Ayala, who made news … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Results in HD 82 Firehouse Primary

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The winning ticket in HD82

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “On behalf of the House Republican Caucus, I want to congratulate Anne Ferrell Tata on her win in today’s firehouse primary in House District 82. The citizens of Virginia Beach will be well served by Anne Ferrell as their voice in Richmond. I want to thank Kathy Owens for putting her … Read More

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