Issues Category Archive

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Speaker Cox Proposes Raising Teacher Pay to the National Average, Continuing College Tuition Freeze

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox proposed on Thursday raising teacher pay in Virginia to the national average and continuing the freeze on college tuition. In a speech at the inaugural ChamberRVA Education Summit, Speaker Cox set a goal of raising teacher pay to the national average within four years. Cox also said he would prioritize freezing tuition again … Read More

For the first time in nearly 20 years, every four-year Virginia public college freezes tuition for 2019-2020 school year

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“This is the exact outcome we all hoped for.” Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox and House Republican leaders on Wednesday commended Virginia’s public colleges and universities for unanimously freezing tuition for the 2019-2020 school year. Recently Longwood University became the final public school to announce they would not raise tuition costs for the upcoming school year. This follows … Read More

Northam Blocks Opioid Bill Backed by AG Herring, Local Prosecutors

HouseGOPGovernor Northam, Press Releases, Public Safety

 Hugo: “When we tried to take action to save lives, Governor Northam stood in the way”  For the third time in as many days, Democrat Governor Ralph Northam has vetoed bipartisan legislation designed to keep Virginians safe. Acting Thursday, Northam vetoed House Bill 2528, which would have allowed prosecutors to charge drug dealers with second degree murder if the drugs they … Read More

Majority Leader Gilbert: “Northam Chooses Political Rehab over Standing for the Victims of Abuse”

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam this morning vetoed House Bill 2042. The bill, patroned by Del. Kathleen Murphy (D – Fairfax) and House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R – Shenandoah), was a bipartisan effort to protect survivors of repeat domestic abuse. On the same day, Governor Northam wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post attempting to link his vetoes to … Read More

Sen. Sanders Joins VA House Democrats Calling for Prisoners to Vote

gshipley2019 General Assembly, Federalism, Press Releases, Public Safety

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 Republicans receive “A” average on Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card

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  House Republicans receive “A” average on Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card House Democrats receive “D” average Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates were honored with top scores on the recent Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Legislative Report Card, while for the first time ever the Chamber awarded seven “F’s” to House Democrats. The average grade for … Read More

House Republicans receive more than two dozen business awards from Virginia Chamber

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates received more than two dozen business awards from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner on Tuesday, including awards for Legislator of the Year and Freshman of the Year. House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) was given the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year award and Delegate Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) was … Read More

Speaker Cox announces House Budget conferees

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) on Tuesday named House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Chris Peace (R-Hanover), Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Luke Torian (D-Prince William), and Mark Sickles (D-Arlington) to the conference committees for the state budget bills, House Bills 29 and 30. The House conferees will negotiate with the Senate on the … Read More

Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox on the passage of the House Budget

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Thursday after the House of Delegates passed a responsible and balanced budget. The proposal will now go to the Senate and the differences between the House and Senate proposal will then be worked out in conference. “I am proud the House approved the proposal put forth by the … Read More