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Statement of House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Terry McAuliffe’s Return

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Terry McAuliffe made it official last night: he’s forgoing a run for President in order to step in and raise money for Virginia Democrats. Democrats have good reason to call in outside help. Governor Ralph Northam, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring have all had their fundraising operations — traditionally a major source of funding for legislative … Read More

Speaker Kirk Cox named Co-Vice Chair of Republican Legislative Campaign Committee 2019 Executive Committee

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The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee announced Tuesday that Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox will serve as Co-Vice Chairman of the 2019 Executive Committee. The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures. The RLCC’s primary mission is gaining and growing Republican control of more state legislative chambers by targeting national resources … Read More

House of Delegates adjourns 2019 Session after passing tax relief, balanced budget & school safety legislation

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The Virginia House of Delegates adjourned sine die on Sunday, concluding an overwhelmingly successful 2019 General Assembly session. The House of Delegates passed a $1 billion tax relief package, balanced the budget without raising taxes, advanced over a dozen measures to make schools safer, passed bills to make college more affordable, and acted on a package of legislation to address … Read More

ICYMI: Every way the Virginia House Democrats said no to reviewing sexual assault allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

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Speaker Kirk Cox (R – Colonial Heights) has spent the past week repeatedly pressing our Democratic colleagues to work with us in a bipartisan way on a formal investigation. House Republicans proposed a special subcommittee of Courts, comprised of five Republicans and five Democrats, to inquire into the allegations in a non-partisan manner.  House Democrats have taken a far different approach to … Read More

General Assembly passes legislation creating maternal mortality review team

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The Virginia General Assembly has passed HB 2546, legislation creating a maternal mortality review team within the Virginia Department of Health. “There is nothing more precious than a mother bringing a newborn child into this world” said Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). “Sadly, too many mothers are dying from preventable childbirth complications and many more suffering severe injuries during childbirth. This legislation will … Read More

Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Delegate Riley Ingram’s retirement

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) issued the following statement on the retirement of Delegate Riley Ingram: “I will forever be grateful for Riley’s service to the Commonwealth in the House of Delegates, and, more importantly I will personally always cherish the friend Riley has been to me. “Serving in neighboring districts, I was able to see … Read More

House and Senate Overwhelmingly Approve $1 Billion Tax Relief Package

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The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia today approved legislation that will provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief to Virginia’s taxpayers. The legislation will provide $420 million to Virginia taxpayers later this year, in the form of tax rebates of $110 for individual filers and $220 for married couples.  It raises the standard deduction by fifty … Read More

General Assembly Republicans set to advance $1 billion tax relief package to the Governor’s desk by next week

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Virginia General Assembly leaders are advancing twin bills to provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief.  The House and Senate Finance Committees will both meet Friday to act on legislation that is expected to be voted on by the House and Senate on Monday, then forwarded to Governor Northam.  The Senate Finance Committee will take up House Bill 2529, carried … Read More

House of Delegates passes responsible and balanced budget amendments

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The Virginia House of Delegates passed amendments to the two-year budget on Thursday that eliminates all spending based on higher taxes proposed by Governor Northam and includes additional investments in public education, school safety, higher education, and economic development. The budget also identifies $120 million in healthcare savings, strengthens taxpayer protections in the Medicaid forecasting process, eliminates unfunded liabilities and … Read More

ICYMI: Virginia Democrat “is wrong saying bill wouldn’t change late-term abortion laws”

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Recently, PolitiFact Virginia weighed in on comments made by a Virginia Democrat that her legislation would do “nothing to change” Virginia’s late-term abortion laws.  PolitiFact Virginia found that claim to be “False”. From PolitiFact Virginia: “Third-trimester abortions are extremely rare; Virginia records show two have been performed since 2000. But that doesn’t clear Tran. The words in her bill make it clear; … Read More