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Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Special Session Travel Payments

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Budget, Press Releases

House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “When this Special Session convened, Republicans came to Richmond with the intention to stay and do the people’s business, including balancing the Commonwealth’s budget. We know how precious every single tax dollar is at this time. When Speaker Filler-Corn decreed that we would meet virtually, it did more than … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Today’s Special Session Opening

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Today was a dark day for the House of Delegates. The Democratic majority abandoned 400 years of tradition and rule of law so that they could avoid public scrutiny of their far left wing agenda — and demanded a $210 travel allowance to do so from the comfort of … Read More

House Republican Leaders Highlight Priorities in Advance of Special Session

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Speaking at a virtual press conference earlier today, House Republican Leaders announced their priorities for tomorrow’s Special Session of the General Assembly. Find highlights of speakers’ remarks below, along with a broad overview of the topics and legislation Republicans will champion during the session. Republicans have yet to be told when or even if there is a filing deadline for … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on RPV Chair Election Results

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House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “Congratulations to my friend and former colleague Rich Anderson on his convincing win in today’s RPV Chairman’s race. Chairman-elect Anderson has a long history of service to our country and Commonwealth, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see him step in and take the reins at RPV. As … Read More

House GOP Leader: Cop Killer Not Legally Paroled, Should be Returned to Custody, Process Restarted

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Public Safety

House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), issued the following statement: “When the Virginia Parole Board told the Department of Corrections to release Vincent Martin, they did so incorrectly. Parole in Virginia requires that certain procedures be followed by the board for a grant of parole to be legal. In this instance, the rights of the family of the victim … Read More

Statement of House and Senate Republican Leaders on Inspector General’s Report on Parole Board Misconduct

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Public Safety

House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), and Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-Rockingham) today issued the following statement regarding the Office of State Inspector General’s report on Parole Board misconduct: “We have finally received the Office of State Inspector General report regarding the Virginia Parole Board’s handling of the parole Vincent … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on OSIG Parole Board Report

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Public Safety

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “Today, I learned that the Office of State Inspector General has completed its report on a complaint filed regarding the Parole Board. According to published reports, the office was investigating claims that the board had not followed the law regarding the release of prisoners, including Vincent Martin, who was convicted … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Capitol Historical Marker Removal

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “The Speaker’s statement reaffirming her commitment to telling the whole history of the Commonwealth is perplexing, given the fact that that the Lee statute in the old House chamber literally marks the spot where Lee accepted his general’s commission, setting off some of the most historic and tragic events in … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Mask Mandate Enforcement

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement: “When the Governor first issued his mask mandate in May, Virginians were assured that it was not up to businesses to enforce this rule. Today, the Governor has reversed course, telling businesses that ‘their licenses will be on the line’ if they do not enforce the mask mandate. This mandate … Read More