House Republicans Pass Tax Relief to Ensure Virginia’s Competitive Future

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The House of Delegates today passed legislation that will lower Virginians’ state tax burden and make the Commonwealth more competitive for business development. House Bills 2138 and 2319 now head to the Senate for consideration. These two bills make fundamental improvements to Virginia’s tax system. Taken together with last year’s tax relief, families will be paying $1,900 less on average … Read More

Virginia House Republicans Laud Governor Youngkin’s Bold Vision for Virginia’s Future

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Members of the House Republican Leadership team issued the following statements after Governor Glenn Youngkin’s State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday: Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah“Governor Youngkin’s speech tonight is a reminder why Virginians elected him and a House Republican majority. We’re here to make life better for all Virginians,” Gilbert said. “Virginians want a world class education for their children, … Read More

Virginia House Republicans Detail 2023 Legislative Agenda

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House Republicans look forward to working with Governor Youngkin to provide much needed tax relief to every Virginian, by cutting income taxes, ending the tax on groceries, and lowering prescription drug costs to put more money back into the pockets of hard-working Virginia families.

Speaker Todd Gilbert Congratulates Ellen Campbell on her Election Victory

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Let me be the first to congratulate Ellen Campbell on her win tonight and welcome her to the House of Delegates. I’m confident that Ellen will continue the strong public service of her late husband, Ronnie, for the citizens of the 24th District. Ellen will be a strong voice for commonsense, conservative … Read More

House Republican Leaders React to Governor Youngkin’s Biennial Budget Amendments

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Speaking to the General Assembly’s Joint Money Committees earlier today, Governor Glenn Youngkin introduced his proposed amendments to the biennial budget to be considered during the 2023 legislative session. Highlights of the amendments include: • Providing over $230 million to jumpstart the Right Help, Right Now plan to overhaul of behavioral health and substance abuse. • Launching Virginia’s Compete to … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of Delegate Ronnie Campbell

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Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “This morning’s news is the worst. Delegate Ronnie Campbell has lost his fight with cancer. Virginia has lost good man and dedicated public servant, the House of Delegates has lost a sterling voice, and I have lost a good friend. “Ronnie devoted his life to serving others. First as a State Trooper, then … Read More

Speaker Gilbert: ‘Today’s test results are just as disappointing as they were predictable.’


Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement regarding today’s release of test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress: “Today’s test results are just as disappointing as they were predictable. Failure is a choice, and past Democratic leaders chose to fail our students by prolonged school closures and lowering academic standards. Look no further than to states that … Read More

Speaker Gilbert: CDC Vote Does Not Mandate COVID Vaccine for Virginia Students

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Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement regarding reports surrounding this week’s vote by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the Federal “Vaccines for Kids” Program: “The experts were wrong when they told us that vaccinated people wouldn’t get COVID. They were wrong when they told us … Read More

Virginia, West Virginia Leaders to Collaborate on Joint State Efforts for Next Generation Energy Policy


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RICHMOND – The next generation of energy in Virginia and West Virginia is nuclear. Virginia Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County and West Virginia Speaker Roger Hanshaw announced today they would be working jointly to bring advanced nuclear-powered energy sources and cutting-edge innovation to their respective states. Ensuring that Virginia and West Virginia become national leaders in the next wave of … Read More