On July Fourth, 1776, our forefathers declared to the world that we stood as a free and independent nation, using the ideas and words of a Virginian, Thomas Jefferson.
Speaker Howell, House Leaders release legal analysis on Governor McAuliffe’s lack of authority to unilaterally expand Medicaid
This sound legal analysis thoroughly explains why the decision on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion rests with the General Assembly, not the Governor.
House passes budget without Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion
The budget does not include Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
Speaker Howell announces $7 million in legislative branch savings
$7,356,129 in legislative branch savings that will be returned to the general fund at the end of fiscal year 2014
House Leadership Statement on Senator Hanger’s proposal
House leadership statement on Senator Hanger’s proposal.
Statement of House GOP Leadership on AG Mark Herring
RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Caucus Chairman Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax), Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller (R-Manassas) and Deputy Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) issued the following statement Tuesday on the actions of Attorney General Mark Herring: “We are deeply concerned by the Attorney General’s actions today … Read More
House Leaders Write Warner on Budget Impasse
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Caucus Chairman Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax) and Majority Whip Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Senator Mark Warner urging the Senator to denounce Governor McAuliffe’s decision to hold the state budget hostage to Medicaid expansion. Senator Warner spoke forcefully against the federal … Read More
House GOP Leaves Budget Outside Empty Senate Chamber
The Virginia House of Delegates passed a two-year state budget Tuesday night, but found an empty Senate chamber when members attempted to communicate House Bill 5002. The Senate recessed until April 7, leaving Richmond with their work incomplete.
Speaker Howell Letter to McAuliffe
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) sent a letter Wednesday to Governor Terry McAuliffe, urging the Governor to allow the General Assembly to pass a clean budget
Medicaid Expansion plan unworkable
The Governor and Senate’s Medicaid expansion plan is unworkable and unsustainable. It relies on borrowed money and would require federal approval it isn’t likely to receive.
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