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Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The United Kingdom has lost a towering monarch, and the Commonwealth of Virginia has lost a good friend. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exemplified grace and dignity. When she embarked on her reign, she pledged herself to her people, and served them faithfully until the last. Hers is an example all of us … Read More

Statement of Speaker Todd Gilbert on New CARB Gas-Vehicle Ban

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Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When Democrats were in control of the House of Delegates, they specialized in enacting policies that were dumb, dangerous, and expensive. Yesterday we learned just how dumb, dangerous, and expensive one of those actions was — the decision to tie Virginia’s vehicle emissions standards to California. “Under House Bill 1965 (2021), Virginia conceded … Read More

Statement of House Republicans on Revenue Results

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Earlier today, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Virginia’s tax collections are running nearly $2 billion ahead of expectations, and that his administration will set aside $400 million in the 2023 proposed budget to provide additional tax relief to Virginians. Virginia is well positioned to provide additional tax relief, over and above the $4 billion approved in the 2022-2024 biennial budget, … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on Release of This Year’s Standards of Learning Results

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert, issued the following statement: “The closure of our schools and subsequent remote learning will be remembered as one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the Commonwealth’s educational system. Teachers and students did their best to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic, but without full-time, in-person learning, most of the students never had a … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of Former Delegate Joe Johnson

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Our friend and colleague, Joe Johnson, has passed. Joe, a true gentleman, was one of Southwest Virginia’s most dedicated public servants. A strong advocate for his community, Joe was one of the kindest, nicest men I’ve ever met. I have no doubt that he has been reunited with his loving wife Ann, … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of Former Delegate Jack Reid

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Our Commonwealth is a lesser place today. Early Sunday morning, our former colleague Jack Reid passed from this life, surrounded by his friends and family. “While our time here overlapped by just a few years, I came to know Jack Reid as a giant of this body. He believed what he believed, … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The Supreme Court of the United States today corrected a nearly five-decades old decision and returned power to the states as it relates to abortion. I have been a pro-life delegate since being elected in 2005, and will remain pro-life as Speaker of the House of Delegates. “All Virginians want fewer abortions, … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statements on Passage of Budget Conference Reports

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The House of Delegates today adopted the conference report for House Bills 29 and 30, which constitute the 2023-2024 biennium budget. The bills now headed to Governor Youngkin makes record investments without raising taxes or fees. While Virginians continue to be saddled with the increased cost of living and inaction from Washington, this budget provides nearly $4 billion in tax … Read More