House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, and Whip Jay Leftwich held a press conference today to discuss the decision by House Democrats to prevent bipartisan discussion and debate regarding amending the biennial budget due to the over $4 billion in Federal relief funding sent to the Commonwealth.
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Governor Northam failed Virginians throughout the pandemic, and this new guidance is just another example. It is inconsistent with science, passes the buck to local school divisions, will spark mass confusion, and will make it more difficult as our students return to the classroom this fall. It’s an especially cruel requirement … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, Republican Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, and Whip Jay Leftwich issued the following statement: “Antisemitism has no place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Combating this ancient hatred takes all of us, but we cannot undertake meaningful actions without a firm platform from which to work. We applaud Glenn Youngkin’s commitment to taking this important step, and … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Democrats got exactly what they paid for in their $250,000 ‘investigation’ into the Office of State Inspector General’s Parole Board review — an excuse to ignore the entire situation. “Taxpayers, on the other hand, got nothing. They didn’t get answers as to why the Attorney General’s office — held by a … Read More
On the same day that Terry McAuliffe said that the appearance of critical race theory in Virginia schools was a “conspiracy theory” and “totally made up,” Ralph Northam took the opportunity to attack teachers who object to teaching students that they’re either oppressed or oppressors simply based on the color of their skin, and that America is racist beyond redemption. … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “House Democrats needed a way to discredit the plethora of damning Office of State Inspector General reports into the Parole Board, but they couldn’t risk turning over too many stones to do it. That’s why today’s report doesn’t reflect a critical look at the Parole Board, but rather scrutiny of OSIG’s … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The House Republican Caucus was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former colleague, Del. Bob Tata. “If someone wrote a biography of Coach Tata and tried to sell it as a fictional story, no one would buy it, because it’s just too unbelievable. A child of Italian immigrants, … Read More
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “With today’s vote, Democrats have nominated a statewide ticket that seeks to further erode public safety, continue to hamper our children’s education, and weaken Virginia’s economic competitiveness. “The Democratic ticket of Terry McAuliffe, who was lambasted by his fellow Democrats as being a ‘failure’ as Governor, Hala Ayala, who made news … Read More