On Dr. Seuss’ Birthday…

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With loving apologies to the author. The kids did not learn. The kids did not play.They sat on their laptops for day after day.Virtual learning was here in their room.They spent all their time on an unending Zoom. Loudoun County had problems, and they were not few.Test scores were dropping, and learning was too.But that’s not the problem the Board … Read More

House Republican Leader Statement on George Floyd, Protests, and Recent Events


House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “What happened to George Floyd was inexcusable. Those of us who are not African-American cannot possibly understand the pain felt in that community. But we can see and know that our fellow Virginians are hurting, and they are rightfully angry. Those who march and demand justice are more than justified … Read More

House Republican Leader Statement on First Anniversary of Virginia Beach Shooting


House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “There are times when words are wholly inadequate. Such is this moment of grief and remembrance. One year ago, a dozen lives were taken from us in a moment of inexplicable anger and violence. Families were shattered, as too many realized they had said their final goodbyes unknowingly. “Today, we … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Death of Virginia Serviceman in Afghanistan


Earlier today, the Pentagon identified two service members killed Saturday in Afghanistan. One of the two soldiers was Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin of Newport News. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us that ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Democratic Failure to Organize the House

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The Virginia House of Delegates recessed Wednesday without adopting rules for the 2020-2021 General Assembly, historically the first order of business. The Rules are the framework that allows the House to smoothly conduct the people’s business and protect the integrity of the institution. The House of Delegates adopted fair and transparent rules on the first day of session every two … Read More

WATCH: House GOP outlines 2015 agenda


House Republican leaders held a press conference Monday to outline the 2015 legislative agenda, focusing on creating good job opportunities, reforming and improving our schools, making college more affordable and balancing the budget. Watch the full video:

Howell & Norment Op-Ed on Ethics


We pledge today to the people of Virginia to take the additional steps necessary to rebuild the trust and confidence we ask of you.

A Free & Independent Nation

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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.