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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

Speaker Cox asks Eastern District Court to stay remedial map process, move 2019 House of Delegates election deadlines

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, in his capacity as Intervenor-Defendant, is asking the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to stay the development of a remedial redistricting map given the pending United States Supreme Court case. In a motion filed Wednesday, as an alternative, Cox asked the Eastern District Court to move the date … Read More

United States Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in House of Delegates redistricting case

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The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Speaker Kirk Cox’s appeal from the Eastern District of Virginia in the ongoing litigation over 11 challenged House of Delegates districts. The case, now titled Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune Hill was heard at the Supreme Court’s November 9th docket and set for briefing and oral arguments in the … Read More

Speaker Cox congratulates Joe McNamara on election to the Virginia House of Delegates

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Tuesday evening following Joe McNamara’s election to the Virginia House of Delegates. McNamara will represent Virginia’s 8th House of Delegates District. “I want to congratulate Joe and his team on a hard fought victory. Joe ran a campaign focused on the issues important to the people … Read More

Speaker Cox congratulates Ben Cline on election to the United States House of Representatives

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Tuesday evening following Ben Cline’s election to the United States House of Representatives. Cline will vacate his House of Delegates seat where he has represented the 24th District with honor and integrity for 15 years. “Congratulations to Ben, his family, and his campaign team. While I … Read More

House Republicans receive “A” average on Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card

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  House Republicans receive “A” average on Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card House Democrats receive “D” average Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates were honored with top scores on the recent Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Legislative Report Card, while for the first time ever the Chamber awarded seven “F’s” to House Democrats. The average grade for … Read More

More than 1,200 regulations identified for elimination under 2018 regulatory reform bill

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Friday that more than 1,200 regulations have been identified for elimination under a regulatory reform bill passed by the General Assembly in 2018, according to a preliminary report from the Secretary of Finance. Speaker Cox and General Assembly leaders received a report from Secretary Aubrey Layne identifying a “baseline count” of … Read More