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House of Delegates budget to include five percent pay raise for public school teachers

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In a speech on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates Monday, Appropriations Committee Vice-Chairman Steve Landes announced that the House budget to be released on Sunday will include a five percent pay raise for public school teachers, and does so without raising taxes on hard-working Virginians.  “I am proud of Chairman Jones and Vice-Chairman Landes for the hard … Read More

House Finance Committee advances package to ensure $950 million in middle-class tax relief

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The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Finance advanced a package of legislation Monday to prevent Governor Ralph Northam’s middle-class tax increase and ensure $950 million in middle-class tax relief. Legislation carried by Delegate Tim Hugo (HB2529) and Delegate Chris Jones (HB2533) works in tandem to ensure that all additional individual tax revenue from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act … Read More

Legislation to lift the age cap on autism health coverage passes committee unanimously

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The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Commerce and Labor unanimously voted on Tuesday to pass HB2577 which lifts the age cap on autism health coverage. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Appropriations, where it is supported by Chairman Chris Jones.  “This is a great first step to ensuring 10,000 Virginians on the Autism spectrum get access to needed … Read More

House of Delegates passes Select Committee on School Safety Legislation

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed five pieces of legislation that were the direct results of the 24 priority recommendations from the House Select Committee on School Safety, formed by Speaker Cox during the 2018 Session. “I am proud of this body for taking the issue of school safety seriously, and with the passage of these five pieces … Read More

ICYMI: The Future of Business in Virginia

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This week, Republicans have delivered three speeches on the floor of the House of Delegates laying out in clear terms what is at stake this session and beyond.  On Monday, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert spoke about our priorities for the 2019 session, including providing middle-class tax relief, improving school safety, and lowering healthcare costs.  On Tuesday, Caucus Chairman Tim … Read More

House Republicans unify around Hugo’s middle-class tax relief legislation

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Leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday announced three new co-patrons for HB 2529, legislation sponsored by Delegate Tim Hugo that will offer tax relief to millions of middle class Virginians. The new co-patrons are Delegate Dickie Bell, Delegate Chris Peace and Delegate Joe McNamara, all of whom introduced tax relief legislation of their own. “I am proud … Read More

ICYMI: Majority Leader Todd Gilbert says Governor Northam’s middle class tax hike is ‘Dead on Arrival’

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On Monday, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert gave a speech on the House floor where he outlined the priorties of the House Republican Caucus. During his speech he discussed the need for middle class tax relief as proposed in Delegate Tim Hugo’s House Bill 2529. Gilbert said during his speech that Governor Northam’s proposed middle class tax hike is “dead on … Read More

Speaker introduces bill creating higher education partnership agreements addressing talent, affordability, and performance-based accountability

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox introduced legislation Friday to create partnership performance agreements between Virginia and individual public colleges and universities.  The agreements will include mutual commitments by the Commonwealth and individual higher education institutions on initiatives to increase the talent pipeline and economic growth, improve college access and affordability for Virginians, and measure and reward college performance … Read More

House of Delegates convenes in its 400th year

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Speaker Cox addresses the 100 member body On Wednesday, the Virginia House of Delegates gaveled in the 2019 General Assembly Session, reaching a historic milestone of 400 years of uninterrupted lawmaking for the people of Virginia. The House of Delegates, formally the House of Burgesses, is the the oldest continuously elected law-making body in the New World, established in 1619. … Read More

House Republican Leaders announce proposal to bring tax relief to working Virginians

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Leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates on Friday announced legislation to protect middle class taxpayers from Governor Northam’s middle class tax hike, while also providing broad tax relief to all Virginians. “Today is an important day as we introduce a plan that does exactly what we have all promised our constituents we would do while serving them in Richmond,” … Read More