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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

Statement of House Republican Leadership Regarding the Richmond City Circuit Court’s Selection of Tracy Thorne-Begland for the Richmond City General District Court

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RICHMOND, VA – Following the Richmond City Circuit Court’s decision to appoint Tracy Thorne-Begland to the Richmond City General District Court this afternoon, Republican legislative leaders including Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford), House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Deputy Majority Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Majority Caucus Chairman Timothy Hugo (R-Prince William) and … Read More

Statement of Speaker William J. Howell Regarding the Defeat of the House Budget in the Senate

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Click here for a PDF of this release.   RICHMOND, VA – Following a 20-19 party line vote to kill the 2012-14 House budget this afternoon in the Senate, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement:   “I was disappointed to hear that Senate Democrats killed the House budget this afternoon.  Chairman … Read More

House Majority Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo on Defeat of House Budget by Senate Democrats

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Click here for a PDF of this release.    RICHMOND, VA – House Republican Caucus Chairman Timothy Hugo (R-Fairfax) issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats killed the bipartisan House budget in an ongoing effort to leverage the 2012-14 biennial budget for improved committee assignments:   “Today’s defeat of the House budget by Senate Democrats is an outrage.  My … Read More

House Republicans to Hold Weekly Press Conference

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Click here for a PDF of this release.   RICHMOND, VA – The House Republican Caucus Policy Work Group will hold its weekly media availability on Monday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the House Briefing Room.  Members of the House Republican Majority Caucus will address various health care initiatives followed by a question and answer session.    All members … Read More

Statement of Speaker William J. Howell on Passage of 2012 – 2014 House Budget

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Click here for a PDF copy of the release. RICHMOND, VA – Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement this afternoon after the passage of House Bill 29 and House Bill 30, the House budget bills for fiscal years 2010-12 and 2012-14, respectively: “This afternoon the House of Delegates approved the House budget … Read More

House Republicans to Hold Budget Press Conference

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Click here for a PDF of this release.   RICHMOND, VA – The House Republican Caucus Policy Work Group will hold its weekly media availability on Monday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the House Briefing Room.  Delegate Chris Peace (R-Hanover) will be joined by House Republican budget conferees to discuss details of the 2012-14 biennial budget followed by a … Read More

House Republicans Preview Budget Priorities

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Click here for a PDF of this release. RICHMOND, VA – This afternoon House Republicans discussed various budget priorities for the 2012-14 biennium.  Delegate Steve Landes (R-Augusta) and Delegate S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), both members of the House Appropriations Committee, discussed house budget plans for economic development and health and human services spending, respectively. Their comments followed overview remarks yesterday … Read More