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Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox on the passage of the House Budget

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Thursday after the House of Delegates passed a responsible and balanced budget. The proposal will now go to the Senate and the differences between the House and Senate proposal will then be worked out in conference. “I am proud the House approved the proposal put forth by the … Read More

House of Delegates Honors Virginia Teacher of the Year

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday honored Michelle Cottrell-Williams, the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year, with a center-aisle presentation on the floor of the House of Delegates. Delegate R. Steven Landes, Chairman of the House Education committee, presented Ms. Cottrell-Williams with House Joint Resolution 188 as part of the presentation. “Michelle Cottrell-Williams has spent her career working hard, … Read More

House of Delegates releases balanced and responsible House budget

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The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed a two-year state budget Sunday that includes no new general fund taxes, pay raises for teachers and state employees, additional funding for the cash reserve  to protect our Triple-A bond rating, $98 million more than the governor originally proposed for K-12 education, and a responsible approach to healthcare that guarantees conservative … Read More

Governor Northam and Speaker Cox Announce Bipartisan Compromise on Grand Larceny Threshold and Legislation to Protect Crime Victims

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Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, and Senator Mark Obenshain announced today a bipartisan compromise to raise the felony larceny threshold and adopt into law legislation to ensure that crime victims are paid the restitution duly owed to them. The General Assembly will pass and the Governor will support and sign a package of five bills, … Read More

House of Delegates passes key pieces of ‘Practical Solutions’ agenda

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The House of Delegates has now passed the three major pieces of the “Practical Solutions to Everyday Issues” agenda. In November, House Republicans filled the first three bills of the 2018 General Assembly Session with the purpose of advancing practical solutions to everyday issues. House Bills One, Two, and Three have now all made it through the House of Delegates … Read More

Governor Northam and Speaker Cox Announce Bipartisan Agreement on Regulatory Reform

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~House Bill 883 establishes a regulatory reform pilot program with a goal to reduce or streamline regulatory requirements by 25% over the next three years~ Governor Ralph Northam and House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox today announced bipartisan legislation that will implement a regulatory reduction pilot program to remove burdensome and unnecessary regulatory requirements facing hard working Virginians. “Promoting the … Read More

House of Delegates passes sexual harassment training legislation

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation mandating all members and staff of the General Assembly to participate in sexual harassment training. The bill was introduced by Delegate Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield). “In light of recent news reports across the country regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, this legislation assures our constituents that we take the issue serious,” said Delegate … Read More

House of Delegates passes legislation reforming State Board of Elections to guarantee non-partisan administration of elections

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation reforming the State Board of Elections to guarantee the nonpartisan administration of elections in the Commonwealth. House Bill 1405 increases from three to six the number of members on the Board, requiring three to be from the party that won the most recent gubernatorial election and three from the party receiving … Read More

House Finance committee defeats bill seeking to institute “Netflix Tax”

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates once again stood up for Virginia taxpayers Monday, killing a bill to raise taxes on hardworking Virginians. House Bill 1051 introduced by Delegate Vivian Watts (D-Fairfax), would have instituted a tax on streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora. “The people of Virginia don’t need higher taxes, especially on things such … Read More

House Privileges & Elections Committee passes legislation reforming State Board of Elections to guarantee bipartisan administration of elections

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The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Privileges and Elections passed legislation Friday reforming the composition of the State Board of Elections to guarantee the bipartisan administration of elections in the Commonwealth. House Bill 1405 increases from three to six the number of members on the Board, requiring three to be from the party that won the most recent gubernatorial … Read More