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ICYMI: Every way the Virginia House Democrats said no to reviewing sexual assault allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

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Speaker Kirk Cox (R – Colonial Heights) has spent the past week repeatedly pressing our Democratic colleagues to work with us in a bipartisan way on a formal investigation. House Republicans proposed a special subcommittee of Courts, comprised of five Republicans and five Democrats, to inquire into the allegations in a non-partisan manner.  House Democrats have taken a far different approach to … Read More

General Assembly passes legislation creating maternal mortality review team

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The Virginia General Assembly has passed HB 2546, legislation creating a maternal mortality review team within the Virginia Department of Health. “There is nothing more precious than a mother bringing a newborn child into this world” said Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). “Sadly, too many mothers are dying from preventable childbirth complications and many more suffering severe injuries during childbirth. This legislation will … Read More

Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Delegate Riley Ingram’s retirement

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) issued the following statement on the retirement of Delegate Riley Ingram: “I will forever be grateful for Riley’s service to the Commonwealth in the House of Delegates, and, more importantly I will personally always cherish the friend Riley has been to me. “Serving in neighboring districts, I was able to see … Read More

House and Senate Overwhelmingly Approve $1 Billion Tax Relief Package

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The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia today approved legislation that will provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief to Virginia’s taxpayers. The legislation will provide $420 million to Virginia taxpayers later this year, in the form of tax rebates of $110 for individual filers and $220 for married couples.  It raises the standard deduction by fifty … Read More

General Assembly Republicans set to advance $1 billion tax relief package to the Governor’s desk by next week

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Virginia General Assembly leaders are advancing twin bills to provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief.  The House and Senate Finance Committees will both meet Friday to act on legislation that is expected to be voted on by the House and Senate on Monday, then forwarded to Governor Northam.  The Senate Finance Committee will take up House Bill 2529, carried … Read More

House of Delegates passes responsible and balanced budget amendments

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The Virginia House of Delegates passed amendments to the two-year budget on Thursday that eliminates all spending based on higher taxes proposed by Governor Northam and includes additional investments in public education, school safety, higher education, and economic development. The budget also identifies $120 million in healthcare savings, strengthens taxpayer protections in the Medicaid forecasting process, eliminates unfunded liabilities and … Read More

ICYMI: Virginia Democrat “is wrong saying bill wouldn’t change late-term abortion laws”

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Recently, PolitiFact Virginia weighed in on comments made by a Virginia Democrat that her legislation would do “nothing to change” Virginia’s late-term abortion laws.  PolitiFact Virginia found that claim to be “False”. From PolitiFact Virginia: “Third-trimester abortions are extremely rare; Virginia records show two have been performed since 2000. But that doesn’t clear Tran. The words in her bill make it clear; … Read More

Today is Day 3 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay

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Virginia taxpayers are still waiting as we enter the third day of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay.  Taxpayers across the Commonwealth are filing their returns, but refund checks cannot be processed because 34 House Democrats voted against emergency conformity legislation.  Not all Democrats, however, voted to deprive taxpayers of their hard-earned money, as the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: “House Bill … Read More

Today is Day 2 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay

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Today is Day 2 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay. The House of Delegates advanced conformity legislation yesterday, but without the necessary 80 votes to make it apply to this tax season. Tax refunds are delayed as Democrats actively oppose efforts to set money aside in a Taxpayer Relief Fund and seven Democrats spoke on the floor of the … Read More

House Republicans promote successful and productive start to 2019 General Assembly Session

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox and House Republican leaders highlighted their legislative accomplishments for the first half of the 2019 General Assembly. The House advanced legislation to prevent the hidden middle class tax increase proposed by Democrats, passed nearly a dozen recommendations from the House Select Committee on School Safety to protect our children and teachers in school, … Read More