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Speaker Cox asks Eastern District Court to stay remedial map process, move 2019 House of Delegates election deadlines

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, in his capacity as Intervenor-Defendant, is asking the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to stay the development of a remedial redistricting map given the pending United States Supreme Court case. In a motion filed Wednesday, as an alternative, Cox asked the Eastern District Court to move the date … Read More

Speaker Cox congratulates Joe McNamara on election to the Virginia House of Delegates

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Tuesday evening following Joe McNamara’s election to the Virginia House of Delegates. McNamara will represent Virginia’s 8th House of Delegates District. “I want to congratulate Joe and his team on a hard fought victory. Joe ran a campaign focused on the issues important to the people … Read More

Speaker Cox congratulates Ben Cline on election to the United States House of Representatives

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Tuesday evening following Ben Cline’s election to the United States House of Representatives. Cline will vacate his House of Delegates seat where he has represented the 24th District with honor and integrity for 15 years. “Congratulations to Ben, his family, and his campaign team. While I … 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

More than 1,200 regulations identified for elimination under 2018 regulatory reform bill

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Friday that more than 1,200 regulations have been identified for elimination under a regulatory reform bill passed by the General Assembly in 2018, according to a preliminary report from the Secretary of Finance. Speaker Cox and General Assembly leaders received a report from Secretary Aubrey Layne identifying a “baseline count” of … Read More

Delegate Margaret Ransone introduces bill to guarantee nonpartisan administration of elections; address concerns found in recent JLARC report

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Delegate Margaret Ransone on Tuesday filed legislation that reforms the State Board of Elections to guarantee the nonpartisan administration of elections in the Commonwealth. Addressing concerns of political bias found in a recent JLARC report, House Bill 1620 increases from three to six the number of members on the Board, requiring three to be from the party that won the most recent … Read More

ICYMI: Governor Northam flip-flops on redistricting being a “Legislative process”

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Just last week during an appearance on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” segment, Governor Northam said redistricting was a “legislative process.” However, when it appeared Republicans may garner bipartisan support for a fair and constitutional map, Governor Northam announced he no longer believes redistricting should be left up to the legislature, rather he wants federal judges appointed by President Obama to … Read More

House leaders respond after Northam shuts door on bipartisan collaboration in pursuit of Democratic majority

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Less than six hours after Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued a call to reconvene the House of Delegates to continue to work toward a bipartisan redistricting proposal, Governor Ralph Northam shut the door on bipartisan collaboration and said he would veto House Bill 7003, no matter what it looks like. The governor’s public statement stands in contrast … Read More