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Day 23 of Gov. McAuliffe’s Obamacare budget impasse

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Today is day 23 of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Obamacare budget impasse. In his effort to sell Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion to the people of Virginia, Governor McAuliffe has been touting how much money Virginia could save by expanding Medicaid. The Governor has said repeatedly that Virginia will save over $1 billion by expanding Medicaid. Turns out, that’s only half true at … Read More

Day 19 of Gov. McAuliffe’s budget impasse

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Today is day 19 of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s budget impasse. Two days after Governor McAuliffe’s Senate Democrats left the Capitol without passing a budget, new polling data out shows that making a stand on Obamacare might not be the best idea. The results of a Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday show that Governor McAuliffe’s top priority, Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, is … Read More

Medicaid Expansion: We’ve been here before

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In a conference call with reporters, members of the Virginia House of Delegates voiced concern Tuesday over the Virginia Senate’s proposal to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare, highlighting the similarities between the proposal and Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion plan.

Speaker Howell Announces Committee Chairs

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RICHMOND, VA – Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced the Chairs of the House of Delegates Standing Committees on Tuesday, which includes the appointment of seven new committee chairs. As Speaker of the House, Howell is responsible for all appointments to standing committees. Speaking about the appointments, Speaker Howell said, “While it is customary … Read More

House Republicans Focused on Jobs & Core Issues Facing Virginia

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RICHMOND, VA –– Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Majority Leader M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights) were joined Thursday by House Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller (R-Manassas), House Republican Caucus Chairman Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax), Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Delegate Barbara J. Comstock (R-McLean), and Delegate Beverly Sherwood (R-Frederick) at a press conference unveiling Republican … Read More

Speaker William J. Howell Praises $129.2 Million Surplus for Fiscal Year 2012

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Click here for a PDF of this release. RICHMOND, VA – Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement this afternoon following Governor Bob McDonnell’s announcement of the Fiscal Year 2012 surplus figures.  Governor McDonnell and the House Republican Caucus remain committed to eliminating unnecessary government spending, maintaining a balanced budget and keeping … Read More