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Terry McAuliffe’s Swing and Miss on Education Funding


Earlier this morning, Terry McAuliffe announced that he was running for a second term as Governor, with a focus on education. The announcement was interesting, given that McAuliffe stood in front of a closed public school despite mounting evidence of virtual learning’s failures, especially for the students of color predominantly served by the school McAuliffe used as a political prop … Read More

Republican Leaders Norment and Gilbert Demand State Inspector General Release Full Reports on Additional Misconduct by Parole Board


Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today called on the Office of State Inspector General to comply with the Code of Virginia by immediately providing them with unredacted copies of the Office’s additional reports related to its ongoing administrative investigation of misconduct at the Virginia Parole Board. Earlier today, … Read More

House Republican Leaders Highlight Priorities in Advance of Special Session


Speaking at a virtual press conference earlier today, House Republican Leaders announced their priorities for tomorrow’s Special Session of the General Assembly. Find highlights of speakers’ remarks below, along with a broad overview of the topics and legislation Republicans will champion during the session. Republicans have yet to be told when or even if there is a filing deadline for … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Mask Mandate Enforcement

gshipleyGovernor Northam, Uncategorized

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “When the Governor first issued his mask mandate in May, Virginians were assured that it was not up to businesses to enforce this rule. Today, the Governor has reversed course, telling businesses that ‘their licenses will be on the line’ if they do not enforce the mask mandate. This mandate … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Governor Northam’s Signing of Gun Control Bills

gshipleyGovernor Northam, Public Safety, Uncategorized

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “To take a victory lap on such a controversial issue at a time when Virginians are buying firearms at a record pace to protect themselves and their families is counterintuitive. “To do so at a time when we need all Virginians unified in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is counterproductive. … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Conclusion of 2020 Legislative Session

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Budget, Uncategorized

The Virginia House of Delegates completed its work today for the 2020 General Assembly Session. Over 2,200 pieces of legislation passed the House including a new budget for the next two years. This session, with Democrats in complete control for the first time in 20 years, produced billions in new and increased taxes, a flourish of anti-business policies, and a … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Democratic Failure to Organize the House

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Featured, Uncategorized

The Virginia House of Delegates recessed Wednesday without adopting rules for the 2020-2021 General Assembly, historically the first order of business. The Rules are the framework that allows the House to smoothly conduct the people’s business and protect the integrity of the institution. The House of Delegates adopted fair and transparent rules on the first day of session every two … Read More

Delegate Robinson and Senator Suetterlein Deliver Republican Perspective on State of the Commonwealth

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Uncategorized

Delegate Roxann L. Robinson (R-Chesterfield) and Senator David R. Suetterlein (R-Roanoke County) tonight delivered the Republican perspective on the State of the Commonwealth. The prepared text of their remarks, which were broadcast following Governor Northam’s, are as follows: Senator Suetterlein “Good evening, I’m Senator David Suetterlein from Roanoke County.” Delegate Robinson “And I’m Delegate Roxann Robinson from Chesterfield County. “We’re … Read More

House Republican Leaders Reaffirm Support for Nonpartisan Redistricting

gshipley2019 General Assembly Session, Campaigns & Elections, Press Releases, Uncategorized

On Monday, Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert and House Privileges and Elections Committee Chairman Mark Cole reaffirmed their support for nonpartisan redistricting. This follows recent statements from House Democrats appearing to suggest they will no longer support the legislation as passed during the 2019 General Assembly Session. “When the House Republican Majority committed to nonpartisan redistricting during … Read More