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Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of The Honorable Mamye E. BaCote

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Our Commonwealth has lost a devoted pubic servant, and we in the House of Delegates have lost a good friend. From her earliest days, Mamye BaCote fought for her constituents like no one else. She stood tall by sitting down and demanding equal rights as one of the Richmond 34, helping … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on the Passing of The Honorable Robert S. Bloxom, Sr.

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Robert Bloxom, Sr., was a remarkable man who led a remarkable life of public service. A long-time member of our House Republican Caucus, he was a statesman who worked tirelessly for his constituents on the Eastern Shore. Virginia’s first Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, he dedicated his life to the service … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Northam’s Unconstitutional Curfew Order

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Once again, the Governor has introduced draconian new restrictions, but failed to articulate to Virginians how they will stop the spread of COVID. For example, how will a blatantly unconstitutional curfew — which will no doubt create resistance — help save lives? Is COVID spreading at late-night gatherings?” Gilbert said. “Governor … Read More

Terry McAuliffe’s Swing and Miss on Education Funding

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Earlier this morning, Terry McAuliffe announced that he was running for a second term as Governor, with a focus on education. The announcement was interesting, given that McAuliffe stood in front of a closed public school despite mounting evidence of virtual learning’s failures, especially for the students of color predominantly served by the school McAuliffe used as a political prop … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Announces Legislative Appointments to the Virginia Redistricting Commission

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Last month Virginians overwhelmingly voted in support of creating a new panel to ensure that Virginia’s legislative mapmaking process isn’t subject to political games. To that end, I have appointed Delegates Les Adams and Margaret Ransone to the Virginia Redistricting Commission, both of whom supported the creation of the Commission throughout,” … Read More

General Assembly Republicans will limit 2021 Session to 30 days mandated by Constitution

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Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today announced they will oppose extending the 2021 General Assembly session beyond the 30 days mandated by the Constitution of Virginia. As Article IV, Section 6 of the Constitution requires “the concurrence of two-thirds of the members elected to each house” to extend … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leadership on Conclusion of the Special Session

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The 2020 Special Session that was called to address the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and criminal justice and police reform concluded today. The Special Session, which lasted nearly 90 days — significantly longer than an even-year regular session — saw a raft of legislation that will undermine our law enforcement and prioritize criminals over the victims of … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Resignation of VMI Superintendent

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When Governor Northam admitted to wearing blackface and appearing in a racially offensive photograph, he sought the grace of the public’s forgiveness. If polling is to be believed, the public has largely extended that grace to him.” “Now the Virginia Military Institute stands accused of accommodating racist incidents. It’s a shame … Read More

Republican Leaders Norment and Gilbert Demand State Inspector General Release Full Reports on Additional Misconduct by Parole Board

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Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today called on the Office of State Inspector General to comply with the Code of Virginia by immediately providing them with unredacted copies of the Office’s additional reports related to its ongoing administrative investigation of misconduct at the Virginia Parole Board. Earlier today, … Read More