House Appropriations Committee Releases Common-Sense, Conservative Budget

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The House Appropriations Committee voted today to send House Bills 29 and 30 — the biennial budget bills — to the floor for approval. In addition to setting aside the most money for K-12 education in Virginia history, the budget contains $5.3 billion in tax relief for Virginia families, and raises Virginia’s “Rainy Day” Fund to a historic level in … Read More

Two Minutes: House Democrats Kill Every Outside Suggestion for $4 Billion Bill With Virtually No Debate

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Given no opportunity to participate in a public budgeting process, House Republicans today introduced a floor amendment in the nature of a substitute to HB7001, the Democratic plan to spend more than $4 billion in Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Democrats killed the bill two minutes after it was introduced on the floor. House Republican Leader … 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 Leadership on Conclusion of the Special Session

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The 2020 Special Session that was called to address the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and criminal justice and police reform concluded today. The Special Session, which lasted nearly 90 days — significantly longer than an even-year regular session — saw a raft of legislation that will undermine our law enforcement and prioritize criminals over the victims of … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Budget Votes

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “After nearly a year of Democratic rule in the House, I didn’t think I could be shocked anymore. Today, I was proven wrong. House Democrats took a series of votes that make it absolutely clear that they’re on the side of criminals, not victims and law enforcement. Republicans offered a series … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Special Session Travel Payments

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “When this Special Session convened, Republicans came to Richmond with the intention to stay and do the people’s business, including balancing the Commonwealth’s budget. We know how precious every single tax dollar is at this time. When Speaker Filler-Corn decreed that we would meet virtually, it did more than … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Conclusion of 2020 Legislative Session

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The Virginia House of Delegates completed its work today for the 2020 General Assembly Session. Over 2,200 pieces of legislation passed the House including a new budget for the next two years. This session, with Democrats in complete control for the first time in 20 years, produced billions in new and increased taxes, a flourish of anti-business policies, and a … Read More

Steady financial leadership from General Assembly leads to positive results for Virginia’s financial outlook

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RICHMOND — The Commonwealth of Virginia ended the fiscal year with a $797.7 million revenue surplus, according to final figures provided at Tuesday’s joint meeting of the General Assembly’s money committees. The surplus will allow Virginia to set aside additional resources in our state reserve funds, and means the taxpayer relief passed by the General Assembly in January remains on … 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