Governor Northam Category Archive

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Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert Calls for National Guard Mobilization to Rescue Stranded I-95 Motorists

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Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement Tuesday morning: “The situation on Interstate 95 is untenable. Travelers are trapped – some for nearly 24 hours. But now isn’t the time to place blame for what went wrong. It’s time to get help to those in need. “Local first responders are doing everything they can, but with so many people stranded, … Read More

Miyares, Gilbert: Governor Should Suspend Gas Tax

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Last week’s attack on the Colonial Pipeline has caused a spike in prices at the pump for Virginians. While the pipeline should be back online in a matter of days, the hit to our economy and the pocket books of hard working Virginia families is the last thing we need right now. Republican Attorney General Nominee Del. Jason Miyares and … Read More

House GOP Leader Gilbert: Northam Should Add Emergency Clause to the ‘Open the Schools’ Bill

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Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on social distancing in schools, lowering the recommended distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet, clearing the way for schools to reopen in Virginia. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The new guidance from the CDC is crystal clear: schools can safely … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Proposed Budget Amendments

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Governor Northam’s budget proposals are extremely disappointing. Rather than face the very real crisis facing our students, Governor Northam has instead defaulted back to the same old Democratic playbook — throwing money at the same old line items and hoping they solve problems he won’t even acknowledge, instead focusing on his … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Resignation of VMI Superintendent

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When Governor Northam admitted to wearing blackface and appearing in a racially offensive photograph, he sought the grace of the public’s forgiveness. If polling is to be believed, the public has largely extended that grace to him.” “Now the Virginia Military Institute stands accused of accommodating racist incidents. It’s a shame … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Mask Mandate Enforcement

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “When the Governor first issued his mask mandate in May, Virginians were assured that it was not up to businesses to enforce this rule. Today, the Governor has reversed course, telling businesses that ‘their licenses will be on the line’ if they do not enforce the mask mandate. This mandate … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on School Reopening

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, R-Bedford, and Caucus Whip Jay Leftwich, R-Chesapeake, issued the following statement: “Both the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics have made it clear — the bigger risk for our students is keeping schools closed this fall. Governor Northam and his administration should immediately revise their guidance … Read More

House GOP Leader Gilbert Statement on Governor Northam’s Irresponsible School Flip-Flop

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Any parent of a school-aged child in Virginia who saw today’s briefing by Governor Northam is probably livid right now, and they have every right to be. Earlier this month, the Governor rolled out a 100+ page ‘guidance’ document for the reopening of schools. Our local systems were mandated to comply … Read More