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Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Virginia being ranked as a top state for doing business

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after CNBC moved Virginia into the top four states in the nation for doing business. “For the past several years with conservative leadership in the House of Delegates, Virginia’s ranking in this study climbed from 12th to today landing in the 4th spot. I am proud of … Read More

Speaker Kirk Cox announces Citizen Appointments

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  In accordance with the applicable provisions of the Code of Virginia, Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) has made the following appointments for non-legislative citizens of the Commonwealth. COMMISSION ON VIRGINIA ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROGRAM Michael Wade* of Henrico CAPITOL SQUARE PRESERVATION COUNCIL Robert Baratta* of Richmond JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE ON COASTAL FLOODING Nicole “Nikki” M. Rovner* of Richmond Richard “Tuck” L. Bowie* of Virginia Beach COMMISSION … Read More

Statement of House Leadership on pro-abortion lawsuit challenging Virginia’s commonsense pro-life laws

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo, and Majority Whip Nick Rush released the following statement Wednesday after pro-abortion groups filed a federal lawsuit challenging Virginia’s commonsense pro-life laws, including the 24-hour waiting period upheld by the Supreme Court almost two decades ago. “Protecting the right to life is a fundamental … Read More

House Republicans receive more than two dozen business awards from Virginia Chamber

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates received more than two dozen business awards from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner on Tuesday, including awards for Legislator of the Year and Freshman of the Year. House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) was given the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year award and Delegate Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) was … Read More

First meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety will be Thursday, April 26

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The first meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety will be this Thursday, April 26,  to organize and receive presentations on the current law in Virginia as it relates to school safety. WHAT: Meeting of the Select Committee on School Safety WHO: Members of the Select Committee on School Safety WHEN: April 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: … Read More

Joint statement from Speaker Cox and House Republican leaders on budget bills for 2018 Special Session

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo, Majority Whip Nick Rush and House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones issued the following joint statement Wednesday on Governor Ralph Northam’s introduction of House Bills 5001 and 5002, the budget bills for the 2018 Special Session. “The House of Delegates will convene at Noon … Read More

The Select Committee on School Safety is “a step in the right direction.”

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Earlier in March, Speaker Kirk Cox announced the formation of the first Select Committee formed in 150 years. The Select Committee on School Safety is tasked with reviewing state and local policies on school safety and make recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly during the 2019 Session. Since the announcement the proposal has received widespread praise for addressing the important issue … Read More

House Republicans highlight successful 2018 General Assembly Session

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The Virginia House of Delegates adjourned sine die as scheduled on Saturday after a productive and successful 2018 General Assembly session. The House of Delegates successfully advanced several major priorities as part of the practical solutions to everyday issues agenda, including legislation to address our teacher shortage, lower the cost of medical prescriptions, create avenues to get students into good … Read More

Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox on HJR 576 calling for a Special Session of the General Assembly

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued the following statement Friday on HJR 576 applying to the Governor for a Special Session of the General Assembly to continue work on a two-year state budget. “The House of Delegates will adjourn sine die as scheduled on Saturday, but without an agreement on a new two-year state budget. The House … Read More