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General Assembly Republicans will limit 2021 Session to 30 days mandated by Constitution

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Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today announced they will oppose extending the 2021 General Assembly session beyond the 30 days mandated by the Constitution of Virginia. As Article IV, Section 6 of the Constitution requires “the concurrence of two-thirds of the members elected to each house” to extend … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leadership on Conclusion of the Special Session

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The 2020 Special Session that was called to address the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and criminal justice and police reform concluded today. The Special Session, which lasted nearly 90 days — significantly longer than an even-year regular session — saw a raft of legislation that will undermine our law enforcement and prioritize criminals over the victims of … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Resignation of VMI Superintendent

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When Governor Northam admitted to wearing blackface and appearing in a racially offensive photograph, he sought the grace of the public’s forgiveness. If polling is to be believed, the public has largely extended that grace to him.” “Now the Virginia Military Institute stands accused of accommodating racist incidents. It’s a shame … Read More

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

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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

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Budget Votes

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “After nearly a year of Democratic rule in the House, I didn’t think I could be shocked anymore. Today, I was proven wrong. House Democrats took a series of votes that make it absolutely clear that they’re on the side of criminals, not victims and law enforcement. Republicans offered a series … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Democratic Anti-Police Votes

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Today’s session was disappointing, but not for the reasons many may think. Much of the legislation rammed through today by Democrats had the potential to be thoughtful reforms of how police do businesses. Sadly, the majority was so bent on punishing law enforcement that they refused to listen to reason. “Republicans … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Democratic Vote to Advance Early Release for Murderers, Rapists, Others

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Virginia children can’t attend school in person, businesses and jobs are being permanently lost, violent riots continue, and House Democrats have chosen to focus their energy on helping killers, rapists, and child sexual predators get out of jail early. “Republicans believe that killers, rapists, and child molesters should serve their full … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Accusations Made by Del. Bourne

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Charges of racism in debate against any member of the Republican Caucus are something I take seriously. Upon hearing them, I immediately reviewed the tape of the meeting. What I heard was a legislative policy discussion, with two sides debating the impact of legislation. No motives were questioned, no ad hominem … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of Lt. Gov. John Hager

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Lt. Gov. John Hager was the quintessential Virginia gentleman, and public servant. His life was lived in service to our country and our Commonwealth. From the first moment he took the gavel in the Senate chamber, John Hager showed that he was above politics, and put the good of … Read More