Virginia’s small business owners–like their colleagues nationwide–create about 70 percent of all new jobs in the state. But now they are struggling in the current economy. Some of these men and women have seen demand for goods and services decline. Others cannot obtain the needed credit to expand and diversify in order to stay competitive. In such difficult times, we … Read More
Delegate Phil Hamilton sets the record straight on MR Waivers: Setting the Record Straight on MR Waivers In a recent e-mail response to a question to the Governor about MR waivers, the Secretary of Health & Human Resources, Marilyn Tavenner wrote, “…Fortunately, the federal stimulus package enabled the Senate Finance Committee to restore funding to the Medicaid waiver program and … Read More
As the session completed the members of the House of Delegates began to focus on re-election. Announcments about re-election plans are being prepared and those seeking to challenge incumbents are beginning to come forward. The Republicans have a strong team starting to line up for this year’s election. Already announced Jim LeMunyon and Tag Geason are two candidates that are … Read More
The House of Delegates has passed the 2009 budget amendmentss on a resounding 90-8 vote. The budget amendments for this year are a significant move forward for the state in the areas of health care and public safety. The Governor had proposed signifcant cuts to MR waivers, which enable families to seek care for their loved ones in or near … Read More
Soon-to-be Dr. Lesli Brown has been interning in Delegate Phil Hamilton’s legislative office in Richmond throughout the current session. The Richmon Times-Dispatch provides a profile on this outstanding intern and her path to medical school as well as the state capitol. Because being a fourth-year medical student apparently isn’t challenging enough, Lesli Brown interned at the General Assembly this session. … Read More
Highlighting the ongoing actions of House Republicans to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in state government, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield) today expressed disappointment at the defeat of many good open government bills that were squelched by the Democrat-led Senate. The measures had won … Read More
Delegate Lionell Spruill (D- Chesapeake) spoke today on the House of Delegates floor on why he supports Republican efforts on legislation related to redistricting. “They got it right . . .I do applaud Republicans one time for looking out for black folks. You all do that right. I give you credit for that. I will support you everytime they try … Read More
Delegate Phil Hamilton speaks about differences between Senate and House budget amendments.
Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) responds to a partisan attack by Minority Leader Ward Armstrong (D-Henry).
Delegate Phillip A. Hamilton (R-Newport News), Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today addressed the House of Delegates regarding several of the economic recovery and prosperity initiatives passed during recent years by the Virginia General Assembly, including the current 2009 Session. Delegate Hamilton’s remarks to the House are as follows: “Even with President Obama signing the ‘American Recovery and … Read More