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House Republican Leaders Reaffirm Support for Nonpartisan Redistricting

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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

Small Businesses Just Aren’t Important to Prince William Democrats

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Local races don’t get the media attention that congressional, statewide, or presidential elections do, so opportunities for candidates to appear in public to discuss their positions are at a premium. That’s why it’s unusual that EVERY Democrat running for the House of Delegates to represent Prince William County skipped the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum that was held … Read More

Chairman Bell renews call for bipartisan hearing on sexual assault allegations, proposes Oct. 16 date

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RICHMOND — House Courts of Justice Committee Chairman Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) renewed his call for a public, bipartisan hearing today on the two allegations of sexual assault by Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. Chairman Bell proposed an October 16th date for the hearings. “The two women requested a legislative hearing and have stated that they will only testify if the hearing … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2019 Legislative Report Card

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The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released their 2019 Legislative Report Card yesterday which grades members of the General Assembly on legislation related to key business issues. The Report Card mentions that legislation defeated by Republicans saved small and large businesses over $17 billion in new costs and protected over 150,000 Virginia jobs. Legislators were scored on their position for bills … Read More

House Majority Leader Gilbert: Democrat Cost of Redemption is Roughly $75,000

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House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the $75,000 from Governor Ralph Northam accepted by Democrats since the party called for his resignation in February. “Despite unequivocal calls from their party for his resignation, Democrat House candidates have taken at least another $75,000 from Governor Ralph Northam’s ‘The Way Ahead’ PAC,” Gilbert said. “Democrats … Read More

Democrats’ energy tax scheme would raise electricity bills by 10 percent

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, House Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Terry Kilgore, and House of Delegates candidates Mary Margaret Kastleberg (R-Henrico) and D.J. Jordan (R-Prince William), held a press conference call today to discuss Virginia Democrats’ support for an energy tax scheme the SCC says will raise Virginians power bills by $144, or 10 percent, per year. … Read More

ICYMI: New study highlights costs associated with energy tax scheme pushed by Governor and Virginia Democrats

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The Thomas Jefferson Institute this week issued a study on the impacts and costs associated with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional energy tax system to reduce carbon emissions from electric power generators. During the 2019 General Assembly Session, the State Corporation Commission testified before a House subcommittee and stated that if Virginia were to join RGGI, residential … Read More

Majority Leader Gilbert Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Horrifying Abortion Comments

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) issued the following statement on Sen. Bernie Sanders comments regarding abortion and population control at last night’s CNN town hall: “Senator Sanders’ comments laid bare the prevailing view of human life in the Democrat party, and it’s horrifying. In Virginia, Democrats have embraced abortion up until the moment of birth, a position amplified by … Read More

Majority Leader Gilbert: Virginia Democrats Stood With Kathy Tran. Will They Stand With O’Rourke?

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert today challenged Virginia Democrats to rebuke Democrat Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke and his position on abortion up until birth. House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) issued the following statement: “Virginia and the nation as a whole were horrified earlier this year when Democrat Del. Kathy Tran introduced a bill that, in her own words, would … Read More

Crime Commission Hears Public Testimony and Proposed Legislation on Day Two of Meetings

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The Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) continued its two-day meeting on Tuesday, hearing public testimony and allowing legislators to present legislation filed during the ongoing special session. “The last two days of testimony have laid a strong foundation for the Crime Commission to conduct a thoughtful and deliberative study,” said Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-Rockingham), Crime Commission Chairman. “Staff will … Read More