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Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Third Wave of Support from Youngkin’s Virginia Wins PAC

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “I want to personally thank Glenn Youngkin for his support of our House Republican team this year. Talk is cheap, but Glenn is backing up his words not only with his personal resources, but also hard work on the ground. “Glenn Youngkin and his campaign are working hard, and it shows … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Fall of Afghanistan

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The images from Afghanistan over the past 48 hours are horrifying. Innocent civilians attempting to flee 7th century barbarians, some so desperate to escape that they tried to cling to American military aircraft as they departed. They know the Taliban, and they know what is coming. Near certain death was preferable. … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Mask Announcement

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Leadership means making and owning tough decisions. That’s the exact opposite of what we saw yesterday from Governor Northam. Rather than simply announcing that he will require masking of vaccinated students and teachers in K-12 schools, he instead decided to hide behind a false interpretation of a law that already delayed … Read More

Two Minutes: House Democrats Kill Every Outside Suggestion for $4 Billion Bill With Virtually No Debate

gshipley2021 General Assembly, Budget

Given no opportunity to participate in a public budgeting process, House Republicans today introduced a floor amendment in the nature of a substitute to HB7001, the Democratic plan to spend more than $4 billion in Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Democrats killed the bill two minutes after it was introduced on the floor. House Republican Leader … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Northam Administration’s School Mask Guidance

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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

Statement of House Republican Leadership on Glenn Youngkin’s Call for Codified Definition of Antisemitism

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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