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House Republican Leader Gilbert: Democrats Use ‘Virtual’ Session to Silence Opposing Witnesses

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Earlier this morning, a House subcommittee took up House Bill 2305, which would give the Department of Education instructions to effectively change the admissions process at Governor’s Schools around Virginia. After lengthy testimony from supporters of the bill, parents waiting to express their opposition were shut out of testimony. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Parents have … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick is a tragedy and an outrage. I offer my sincerest condolences to his family, and I ask that every Virginian join me in prayer for his family and colleagues. It is my sincere hope that his killer will be found, prosecuted, and punished … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Events at U.S. Capitol

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When tens of thousands of Second Amendment supporters marched to the Virginia Capitol to peacefully seek redress of grievances, we stood proudly with them. The right to protest is fundamental to our nation. It is a God-given right. “But what has occurred at the U.S. Capitol today is inexcusable. It is … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of Senator Ben Chafin

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “House Republicans are grieving alongside our Senate colleagues at the loss of a truly upstanding man in Senator Ben Chafin. His commitment to the people of Southwest Virginia was unyielding. He was a fierce advocate for not only his region, but our entire Commonwealth. I ask that every Virginian join us … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of The Honorable Mamye E. BaCote

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Our Commonwealth has lost a devoted pubic servant, and we in the House of Delegates have lost a good friend. From her earliest days, Mamye BaCote fought for her constituents like no one else. She stood tall by sitting down and demanding equal rights as one of the Richmond 34, helping … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of The Honorable Robert S. Bloxom, Sr.

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Robert Bloxom, Sr., was a remarkable man who led a remarkable life of public service. A long-time member of our House Republican Caucus, he was a statesman who worked tirelessly for his constituents on the Eastern Shore. Virginia’s first Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, he dedicated his life to the service … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Northam’s Unconstitutional Curfew Order

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Once again, the Governor has introduced draconian new restrictions, but failed to articulate to Virginians how they will stop the spread of COVID. For example, how will a blatantly unconstitutional curfew — which will no doubt create resistance — help save lives? Is COVID spreading at late-night gatherings?” Gilbert said. “Governor … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Announces Legislative Appointments to the Virginia Redistricting Commission

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Last month Virginians overwhelmingly voted in support of creating a new panel to ensure that Virginia’s legislative mapmaking process isn’t subject to political games. To that end, I have appointed Delegates Les Adams and Margaret Ransone to the Virginia Redistricting Commission, both of whom supported the creation of the Commission throughout,” … Read More