Virginia’s House Republican Caucus leadership wants information on how many Virginians remain trapped in Afghanistan, and how the Commonwealth can help get them home. In a letter sent to Virginia’s bipartisan Congressional delegation this week, House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, and Whip Jay Leftwich asked Virginia’s Senators and Representatives how state government could help get Virginians … Read More
Gilbert: “We Hope Governor Northam is Serious”
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s announcement about reopening Virginia next week: “We hope the Governor is serious about reopening next Friday. Virginians need a light at the end of this tunnel. The Governor’s decision to use a ‘one size fits all’ approach is going to negatively impact certain parts of Virginia worse than … Read More
Gilbert: Virginia Must Do Better on Virus Testing
We can and must do better.
Gilbert: Governor Must Explain Virginia Testing Lag
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert called on Governor Northam to explain why COVID-19 testing in Virginia is behind nearly every other state. As other states around the country begin measured reopenings, Virginia continues to lag behind in the testing required for Virginia to begin that process. Virginia currently ranks among the lowest in the nation for testing. “At first Governor … Read More
Sen. Sanders Joins VA House Democrats Calling for Prisoners to Vote
Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders made news this week when he suggested that convicted felons still incarcerated should be allowed to vote — even those convicted of murder or terrorism. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person … Read More
House passes exemption from federal regulations for school-sponsored fundraisers
The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Thursday to provide schools in the Commonwealth with exemptions from federal regulations that effectively prohibit students from holding fundraisers that sell snacks and food not compliant with the federal school lunch program.
House Republicans Highlight Success of Legislative Agenda at End of 2011 Session
RICHMOND, VA – Highlighting the legislative achievements of the 60-member strong House Republican Majority Caucus in delivering real reforms and forward-looking investments to address the concerns of the Commonwealth, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today highlighted the positive results of the policy initiatives advanced by House Republicans this year. After cutting fees, reducing authorized debt, investing … Read More
Va. House of Delegates Passes Repeal Amendment 59-34
RICHMOND, VA – By a vote of 59 to 34, the Virginia House of Delegates today voted to pass and send to the Senate of Virginia House Joint Resolution 542, commonly known as the “Repeal Amendment.” This vote is one of the earliest victories for the Repeal Amendment, a nation-wide effort championed in the Commonwealth by Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegate James M. LeMunyon (R-Fairfax). Speaker Howell was the first state lawmaker in the country to offer his support for this legislative initiative calling for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Repeal Amendment is gaining additional attention and support not just in Virginia but in many other state legislatures.
The Case for a ‘Repeal Amendment’
Speaker Howell and Prof. Randy Barnett penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal making the case for a ‘Repeal Amendment’ to the U.S. Constitution that would allow two-thirds of the states to repeal a Federal law.