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51 by 51: Lowering the Cost of Prepaid Education Plans

51 by 51:Lowering the Cost of Prepaid Education Plans This year the House of Delegates passed legislation to make it easier for middle class families to afford college by lowering the price of these Prepaid529 plans. The legislation will lower the current cost of an eight semester contract by more than $3,000. Currently, families pay a 10 percent “pricing reserve” ... Read More

51 by 51: Elevating Women to Judgeships

51 by 51: 51 by 51: Elevating Women to Judgeships This year, the General Assembly elected Judge Teresa Chafin to the Supreme Court of Virginia, and Judge Patricia West as the newest judge on the State Corporation Commission. Since 2001, the Republican-led General Assembly has developed a consistent track record of elevating women and minorities in Virginia’s Judicial System. Judge ... Read More

51 by 51: Better Insurance Access

51 by 51:Better Insurance Access This year, the Republican-led House of Delegates passed a series of bills to help lower health insurance costs, improve transparency, and ensure better care. Our reforms put patients first. The House passed legislation to make it easier for small businesses to join together on health insurance coverage through “association” health plans. For too many small ... Read More

51 by 51: Lifted the age cap on Autism health coverage

51 by 51:Lifted the age cap on Autism health coverage Continuing our week of highlighting healthcare related accomplishments from the Republican-led House of Delegates, this year Delegate Bob Thomas carried legislation to lift the age cap on autism health coverage, expanding access to health insurance for about 10,000 Virginians diagnosed with autism.  Currently, state law only says that health insurers ... Read More

51 by 51: Maternal Mortality Review Team

51 by 51:Maternal Mortality Review Team According to a recent study by USA Today, approximately 700 mothers die each year in the United States from pregnancy or childbirth complications and another 50,000 suffer severe injuries.  This year,the House of Delegates passed legislation creating a maternal mortality review team within the Virginia Department of Health. The legislation will require the Department ... Read More

51 by 51: Right to Shop

51 by 51:Right to Shop This week we have highlighted significant pieces of legislation that have been passed by the Republican-led House of Delegates. The General Assembly also took significant steps to lower healthcare costs for Virginia families. This year we were proud to introduce and pass "Right to Shop" legislation, carried by Delegate Kathy Byron. This gives patients more ... Read More

51 by 51: Ending Teen Access to Tobacco Products

51 by 51:Ending Teen Access to Tobacco Products Our children and teenages are the leaders of tomorrow. However, the United States Surgeon General has declared the use of teenage vaping as an “epidemic” that threatens to leave an entire generation of young people addicted to nicotine. In 2018, over 20% of high school seniors reported vaping in the last 30 ... Read More

51 by 51: Ensuring Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

51 by 51:Ensuring Paid Parental Leave for State Employees March is Women's History Month! This week we will be mentioning a few of the 51 accomplishments from the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates that promote mothers & families. This year, Delegate Roxann Robinson carried legislation to ensure state employees receive paid parental leave. The legislation required the ... Read More

51 by 51: Break Times for Nursing Mothers

51 by 51:Break Times for Nursing Mothers Mothers don’t stop being mothers just because they are at work. A mother’s need to nurse or pump for a newborn baby continues even once she has returned to the workplace. This is why this year the House of Delegates passed Delegate David Yancey’s legislation to ensure mothers are guaranteed break times to ... Read More

51 by 51: Helping Children Find Loving Homes

51 by 51: Helping Children Find Loving Homes As we continue to focus on our efforts to build up women and families, today we are highlighting how the Republican-led General Assembly is helping more children find loving homes sooner. The loss of one’s parents is one of the toughest things a child will ever deal with.. Helping children find a ... Read More