Speaker William J. Howell Heralds $311 mil. FY 2011 Budget Surplus

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RICHMOND, VA – Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Bob McDonnell’s announcement of FY 2011 surplus figures. Since taking office, Governor McDonnell and the House Republican Caucus have worked side-by-side to eliminate unnecessary spending and enforce Virginia’s constitutional balanced budget requirement without raising taxes. “Over the … Read More

Delegate Cox’s “Top Jobs of the 21st Century” higher education reform bill unanimously passes the House of Delegates

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–House Bill 2510 passed by a vote of 98-0– RICHMOND, VA – Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox’s (R- Colonial Heights) “Top Jobs” higher education reform bill, House Bill 2510, unanimously passed the House of Delegates yesterday. The comprehensive legislation is aimed at conferring an additional 100,000 associate and bachelor’s degrees for Virginians over the next 15 years. The 26 page … Read More

Hugo Elected Caucus Chair

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Richmond, VA (April 21, 2010)–Today, the Virginia House Republican Caucus voted unanimously to elect Delegate Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax) to serve as the Republican Caucus Chairman. The position, previously held by former Delegate Sam Nixon, was left vacant when Nixon resigned to become Chief Information Officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA). “As recognized leader within the Caucus, Tim … Read More

Cox Responds to VEA’s Bold-Face Lies

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Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) addresses the dishonest propaganda being spread by the Virginia Education Association about the House-passed budget. The budget holds the line on taxes and responsibly funds core government services, including public education. Check out Cox’s speech on YouTube. Cox notes that the House budget decreases K-12 spending by around $100 million, not the $1.8 billion the … Read More

Republicans Offer Real Solutions; Democrats Just Complain

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The House adopted its version of the Budget, HB 30, on a party line vote, 61-38. Republican delegates produced a no tax, no fee increase budget by making tough choices about funding core government responsibilities. Democrats had the opportunity to vote for former Governor Kaine’s $2 billion tax increase on January 29 (HB 1155), and voted “no.” Democrats had the … Read More

Kirk Cox Discusses Crossover on WRVA

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The Lee Brothers, filling in for Jimmy Barrett, featured Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), House Majority Whip, on WRVA 1140‘s Richmond Morning News. Del. Cox highlighted the House’s common sense conservative agenda and previewed the no-tax-increase budget to be released on Sunday. Listen to the audio at: February 17, 2010 Jimmy Barrett Interview with Kirk Cox.

House Republicans Advance Veterans Programs

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At a policy briefing today, Republicans outlined their progress in advancing the priorities of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations during this session of the General Assembly. Del. Clay Athey (R-Warren), chair of the Caucus’ policy committee, hosted the briefing. Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), majority whip, discussed HB 174, which would include anyone injured in military service … Read More

Cox Bill to Support Innovative Rehab for Wounded Warriors Advances

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HB 128 advanced out of subcommittee today with unanimous, bipartisan support. Del. Kirk Cox introduced the bill to provide a free, one-year fishing license to military personnel and veterans with service connected disabilities receiving treatment from a military or veterans hospital in Virginia or an adjoining state. The idea for the bill came from a program started at Walter Reeed … Read More

Delegate Kirk Cox on WRVA with Jimmy Barrett

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Delegate Kirk Cox on WRVA with Jimmy Barrett on December 30, 2009 discussing the War of 1812, and shifting the budget process in Virginia. [audio:http://www.vahousegop.com/audio/123009 Kirk Cox.mp3]