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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

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Special Session Travel Payments

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “When this Special Session convened, Republicans came to Richmond with the intention to stay and do the people’s business, including balancing the Commonwealth’s budget. We know how precious every single tax dollar is at this time. When Speaker Filler-Corn decreed that we would meet virtually, it did more than … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Today’s Special Session Opening

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Today was a dark day for the House of Delegates. The Democratic majority abandoned 400 years of tradition and rule of law so that they could avoid public scrutiny of their far left wing agenda — and demanded a $210 travel allowance to do so from the comfort of … Read More

House Republican Leaders Highlight Priorities in Advance of Special Session

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Speaking at a virtual press conference earlier today, House Republican Leaders announced their priorities for tomorrow’s Special Session of the General Assembly. Find highlights of speakers’ remarks below, along with a broad overview of the topics and legislation Republicans will champion during the session. Republicans have yet to be told when or even if there is a filing deadline for … Read More