Announcements Category Archive

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House GOP Leader Gilbert Statement Juneteenth State Holiday Announcement


House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “I am proud to add my support to proposed legislation marking June 19th, Juneteenth, as an official state holiday. July 4th is the birthday of our nation, but Juneteenth is the day where it truly began to fulfill its promise of freedom for all. For the first time since enslaved Africans … Read More

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

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Announcements, Governor Northam

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

Steady financial leadership from General Assembly leads to positive results for Virginia’s financial outlook

gshipleyAnnouncements, Budget

RICHMOND — The Commonwealth of Virginia ended the fiscal year with a $797.7 million revenue surplus, according to final figures provided at Tuesday’s joint meeting of the General Assembly’s money committees. The surplus will allow Virginia to set aside additional resources in our state reserve funds, and means the taxpayer relief passed by the General Assembly in January remains on … Read More

Speaker Cox Proposes Raising Teacher Pay to the National Average, Continuing College Tuition Freeze

gshipleyAnnouncements, Education, Press Releases

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox proposed on Thursday raising teacher pay in Virginia to the national average and continuing the freeze on college tuition. In a speech at the inaugural ChamberRVA Education Summit, Speaker Cox set a goal of raising teacher pay to the national average within four years. Cox also said he would prioritize freezing tuition again … Read More

Promise Kept: Speaker Cox announces implementation of paid parental leave policy for Virginia House of Delegates

parker2018 General Assembly, Announcements, Uncategorized

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Wednesday the implementation of a paid parental leave policy for the Virginia House of Delegates. In December Cox announced he would direct the Clerk of the House of Delegates to develop a new policy to provide paid parental leave for the Virginia House of Delegates for the birth or adoption of … Read More

Statement from House Speaker William J. Howell


With a heavy heart I am sad to share that Virginia has lost an icon. The Honorable Lacey E. Putney passed away Saturday at the age of 89. The Virginia House of Delegates mourns the loss of an esteemed leader who was here long before any of us arrived, and whose legacy will live on long after all of us are gone.