Education is the first legacy we leave our children. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that every child who leaves Virginia’s public schools has the education and experience they need to succeed. Whether in the majority or the minority, Republicans have always worked to ensure that our schools have the resources they need to be among the best in the nation.
For our children to learn, they must be in school. Republicans fought for and continue to fight for five-day, in-person education for all of our families who want it. The science surrounding COVID is clear, and kids can go to school with minimal risk to themselves or their teachers. Remote learning is no substitute for face-to-face instruction.
It is also critically important that our children leave our schools with the ability to think critically. Republicans oppose far-left initiatives like Critical Race Theory that create an environment of indoctrination rather than education. No child should be taught that they carry the sins of their ancestors, and no child should learn that they cannot succeed because the deck is stacked against them.
Taxes & Spending
Virginia has a reputation for running a well-ordered balance sheet, and until recently that reputation was well deserved. While in the majority, Republicans worked to keep taxes low and our budget balanced.
Under Democratic leadership, however, the Commonwealth has taken a turn to the fiscal left, raising taxes on hard working families at a time when they can least afford it.
Higher gas taxes at the state level and new taxes at the local level on everything from cigarettes to plastic bags have made life harder for our families. Republicans will work to stop tax increases and keep Virginia’s spending in check — just like families must do when they balance their own checkbooks.
Safe communities are a big part of what makes Virginia a great place to live and raise a family.
Republicans have always and will continue to fight to keep dangerous criminals where they belong — behind bars. Reducing sentences and making it easier for felons to leave prison before they complete their sentences puts our communities at risk. The well-being of victims, not criminals, should be our primary concern when a crime is committed.
We also stand behind our law enforcement officers who risk their lives for us every day. While others call to defund the police, House Republicans work to ensure that law enforcement has the tools, resources, and support they need to do their incredibly difficult job.
We are fighting to protect Virginia values, standing up for the 2nd Amendment, promoting the cause of life and fighting back against federal overreach.
We are promoting energy development in Virginia, harnessing our natural resources and encouraging responsible uses of clean energy.
We are standing up for our veterans, fighting for tax relief, better healthcare and economic opportunities for the men and women who have served our country.