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House Republican Leader Gilbert: Those Implicated in Parole Board Fiasco Must Resign or Be Fired

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Late last night, WTVR-TV in Richmond reported that both former and current chairs of the Virginia Parole Board were found by the Office of State Inspector General to be involved in a number of illegal activities, including falsification of records, instructing subordinates to falsify records, failure to keep legally-required records, and failure to cooperate with the State Inspector General. House … Read More

House Republican Leader Gilbert: House Democrats Choose Unions over Children

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House Democrats voted in lockstep to stop a Republican effort to add an emergency clause to SB 1303 that would require schools to immediately give parents a choice of five-day, in-person school or virtual education. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Today, the House of Delegates cast what was probably the most impactful vote of the 2021 … Read More

House Republican Leader Gilbert: Democrats Use ‘Virtual’ Session to Silence Opposing Witnesses

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Earlier this morning, a House subcommittee took up House Bill 2305, which would give the Department of Education instructions to effectively change the admissions process at Governor’s Schools around Virginia. After lengthy testimony from supporters of the bill, parents waiting to express their opposition were shut out of testimony. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Parents have … Read More

Delegate Cox and Senator Cosgrove Deliver Republican Perspective on State of the Commonwealth

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Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights) and Senator John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (R-Chesapeake) tonight delivered the Republican perspective on the State of Commonwealth. The text of their remarks, which were broadcast following Governor Northam’s, are as follows: Delegate Cox “Good evening and thank you for joining us following the annual State of the Commonwealth Address. I’m Delegate Kirk Cox … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick is a tragedy and an outrage. I offer my sincerest condolences to his family, and I ask that every Virginian join me in prayer for his family and colleagues. It is my sincere hope that his killer will be found, prosecuted, and punished … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Events at U.S. Capitol

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When tens of thousands of Second Amendment supporters marched to the Virginia Capitol to peacefully seek redress of grievances, we stood proudly with them. The right to protest is fundamental to our nation. It is a God-given right. “But what has occurred at the U.S. Capitol today is inexcusable. It is … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of Senator Ben Chafin

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “House Republicans are grieving alongside our Senate colleagues at the loss of a truly upstanding man in Senator Ben Chafin. His commitment to the people of Southwest Virginia was unyielding. He was a fierce advocate for not only his region, but our entire Commonwealth. I ask that every Virginian join us … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Proposed Budget Amendments

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Governor Northam’s budget proposals are extremely disappointing. Rather than face the very real crisis facing our students, Governor Northam has instead defaulted back to the same old Democratic playbook — throwing money at the same old line items and hoping they solve problems he won’t even acknowledge, instead focusing on his … Read More