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Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Special Session called by Governor Northam


Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after Governor Ralph Northam announced he would call a Special Session following the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach. “The terrible shooting that occurred in Virginia Beach just four days ago is still painfully fresh for everyone, especially the 12 families that lost loved ones. First and foremost, we … Read More

Majority Leader Gilbert: “Northam Chooses Political Rehab over Standing for the Victims of Abuse”

gshipleyGovernor Northam, Press Releases, Public Safety, Uncategorized

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam this morning vetoed House Bill 2042. The bill, patroned by Del. Kathleen Murphy (D – Fairfax) and House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R – Shenandoah), was a bipartisan effort to protect survivors of repeat domestic abuse. On the same day, Governor Northam wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post attempting to link his vetoes to … Read More

ICYMI: The Future of Business in Virginia

HouseGOP2019 General Assembly, Press Releases, Uncategorized

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

United States Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in House of Delegates redistricting case


The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Speaker Kirk Cox’s appeal from the Eastern District of Virginia in the ongoing litigation over 11 challenged House of Delegates districts. The case, now titled Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune Hill was heard at the Supreme Court’s November 9th docket and set for briefing and oral arguments in the … Read More

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

HouseGOPPress Releases, Uncategorized

  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

Joint statement from Speaker Cox and House Republican leaders on budget bills for 2018 Special Session


Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo, Majority Whip Nick Rush and House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones issued the following joint statement Wednesday on Governor Ralph Northam’s introduction of House Bills 5001 and 5002, the budget bills for the 2018 Special Session. “The House of Delegates will convene at Noon … Read More

House Republicans highlight successful 2018 General Assembly Session


The Virginia House of Delegates adjourned sine die as scheduled on Saturday after a productive and successful 2018 General Assembly session. The House of Delegates successfully advanced several major priorities as part of the practical solutions to everyday issues agenda, including legislation to address our teacher shortage, lower the cost of medical prescriptions, create avenues to get students into good … Read More

Promise Kept: Speaker Cox announces implementation of paid parental leave policy for Virginia House of Delegates

parker2018 General Assembly, Announcements, Uncategorized

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Wednesday the implementation of a paid parental leave policy for the Virginia House of Delegates. In December Cox announced he would direct the Clerk of the House of Delegates to develop a new policy to provide paid parental leave for the Virginia House of Delegates for the birth or adoption of … Read More