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Virginia House of Delegates Raises Over $6,400 for Komen Foundation for Cancer Research

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The Virginia House of Delegates has raised over $6,400 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Race for the Cure.  On Thursday, February 12, 2009 delegates  and staff decorated their offices for the annual Virginia House of Delegates Valentine’s Day Decorating Contest and asked employees and visitors to donate money to the office with the best decorations.  “Each … Read More

House Republicans Approve Comprehensive Alternative Energy and Conservation Package

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In the latest announcement by House Republicans of practical solutions to improve the economic climate in the Commonwealth, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegates Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott), Clarke N. Hogan (R-Halifax) and John A. Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) today applauded the final approval of a comprehensive package of legislation that will promote energy conservation … Read More

House Democrats Play Political Games with Autistic Children

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Today, in a cynical display of political posturing and partisanship that exploits the tragic situation of Virginians with autism spectrum disorder, the following House Democrats voted against a measure that would have provided tangible financial assistance to children with autism spectrum disorder, allowing them to obtain the special educational services they need: Amundson BaCote Bouchard Bowling Brink Bulova Caputo Ebbin … Read More

House Republicans Advance Economic-Growth Driven Transportation Funding Plan

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Recognizing the importance of improving Virginia’s transportation system to help stimulate economic recovery and restore economic prosperity across the Commonwealth, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegates G. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), David B. Albo (R-Fairfax) and Delegate Phillip A. Hamilton (R-Newport News) today detailed an innovative, reform-oriented, and economic growth-drive transportation package that will create … Read More

Statement of Chairman Lacey E. Putney on State Budget Amendments Unveiled by House Appropriations Committee

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Statement of Chairman Lacey E. Putney — on State Budget Amendments Unveiled by House Appropriations Committee — RICHMOND, VA – The House Appropriations Committee today announced their amendments to House Bill 1600, the state budget for Fiscal Years 2008-2010.  Committee Chairman Lacey E. Putney (I-Bedford) gaveled the meeting to order at 2:00 PM and made an opening statement.  Once the … Read More

House Republicans Champion Mental Health Reforms

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Building on the landmark of Virginia’s mental health system enacted by the General Assembly in the 2008 session, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegates M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (Colonial Heights), Phillip A. Hamilton (R-Newport News), Robert B. “Rob” Bell (R-Albemarle) and Dr. John M. O’Bannon, III (R-Henrico) today announced a package of legislation … Read More

Statement of Speaker Howell on Resignation of Attorney General Bob McDonnell

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RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today commented on the announcement by Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell of his resignation, effective February 20, 2009: “Bob McDonnell is a strong, principled leader with common sense ideas and practical solutions to problems that people care about as well as an impressive track record of bipartisan legislative … Read More

Delegate Cox Proposes Early Out Program for Schools

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Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) today announced a House budget proposal to help local schools with possible layoffs of any eligible school division employees.  By enacting this Session the House’s Teacher and Support Staff Enhanced Retirement Incentive Plan, it will lessen the possibility of having to layoff younger teachers and other school division employees as well as help Virginia’s schools … Read More

Tax Increase Proposal Defeated in House of Delegates

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A subcommittee of the House Finance Committee defeated a cornerstone of Governor Kaine’s legislative agenda in a bi-partisan vote.   With a vote of 9 – 2 the subcommittee voted down a tax increase on tobacco products. Three of the five Democrats on the panel voted against the proposal.

House Republicans Advance Pro-Growth Economic Recovery and Prosperity Agenda

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Members of the Republican Caucus held a press conference on January 28 to discuss legislation being advanced in the House of Delegates that will relieve the pressing economic strain on Virginia’s families and businesses. Speaker Howell was joined by Delegate Jimmie Massie, Delegate Kirk Cox, Delegate Phil Hamilton, Delegate Lacey Putney and other members of the Republican caucus to discuss … Read More