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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

Speaker Cox releases Select Committee on School Safety Final Report to the General Assembly

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox on Wednesday released the Select Committee on School Safety Final Report to the General Assembly. The report contains 24 priority recommendations for consideration during the 2019 General Assembly session.  The committee is presenting a comprehensive set of recommendations to make our students and schools safer through threat prevention, counseling realignment and increased mental … Read More

Statement of House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris Jones on Governor Northam’s $1.6 billion spending package

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Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones released the following statement Friday on the $1.6 billion in multi-year spending proposed by Governor Ralph Northam.  “Every year governors are eager to roll out their proposed spending priorities ahead of the General Assembly session, but the proposals we’ve seen from Governor Northam so far this year are aggressive to … Read More

Majority Leader Todd Gilbert introduces bill to promote transparency and increase access to past gubernatorial correspondence

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Thursday filed legislation aimed at expediting the process in which official correspondence of the Governor must be made available to the public. Currently state law does not provide a time frame in which this correspondence must be released, but House Bill 1702 would require all records be made available to the public one year after … Read More

House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert calls on Attorney General Mark Herring to resign from office

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) said Tuesday that Attorney General Mark Herring promised voters just five short years ago that he would not be a part-time Attorney General and would resign should he decide to seek higher office. Last week, Herring announced his plans to run for Governor in 2021. If Herring is serious about his announced plan to run … Read More