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Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Democratic Anti-Police Votes

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Today’s session was disappointing, but not for the reasons many may think. Much of the legislation rammed through today by Democrats had the potential to be thoughtful reforms of how police do businesses. Sadly, the majority was so bent on punishing law enforcement that they refused to listen to reason. “Republicans … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Democratic Vote to Advance Early Release for Murderers, Rapists, Others

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Virginia children can’t attend school in person, businesses and jobs are being permanently lost, violent riots continue, and House Democrats have chosen to focus their energy on helping killers, rapists, and child sexual predators get out of jail early. “Republicans believe that killers, rapists, and child molesters should serve their full … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Accusations Made by Del. Bourne

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Charges of racism in debate against any member of the Republican Caucus are something I take seriously. Upon hearing them, I immediately reviewed the tape of the meeting. What I heard was a legislative policy discussion, with two sides debating the impact of legislation. No motives were questioned, no ad hominem … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of Lt. Gov. John Hager

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Lt. Gov. John Hager was the quintessential Virginia gentleman, and public servant. His life was lived in service to our country and our Commonwealth. From the first moment he took the gavel in the Senate chamber, John Hager showed that he was above politics, and put the good of … 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

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Today’s Special Session Opening

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Today was a dark day for the House of Delegates. The Democratic majority abandoned 400 years of tradition and rule of law so that they could avoid public scrutiny of their far left wing agenda — and demanded a $210 travel allowance to do so from the comfort of … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on RPV Chair Election Results

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Congratulations to my friend and former colleague Rich Anderson on his convincing win in today’s RPV Chairman’s race. Chairman-elect Anderson has a long history of service to our country and Commonwealth, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see him step in and take the reins at RPV. As … Read More

Republican Legislators Call on Governor Northam to Prioritize Five Days of In-School Learning this Fall

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With just 62 days until Labor Day, the unofficial start of the 2020-2021 school year for most students in Virginia, a group of Republican legislators in Virginia are calling on Governor Ralph Northam to prioritize in-school learning five days a week for all students in Virginia, and calling for legislative changes and state investments to support that goal.

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 Republican Leadership Statement on Governor’s Executive Order Extension

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, Republican Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, R-Bedford, and Republican Caucus Whip Jay Leftwich, R-Chesapeake, issued the following statement: “Virginians are an industrious and creative people. In the weeks since all this began, we’ve seen some amazing efforts to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Businesses that have even the smallest ability to continue to serve their customers … Read More