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

Speaker Howell Congratulates Gordon Helsel on 91st House District Win, Appoints him to Committees

HouseGOP2011 Special Elections, Campaigns & Elections, Press Releases

RICHMOND, VA – Following yesterday’s special election in House District 91 to replace former Delegate Tom Gear, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today congratulated former long-time Poquoson Mayor and how Delegate-elect Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. for his overwhelming campaign victory.  Immediately following the required certification by the State Board of Elections, which meets at 4:30 PM … Read More

Speaker Howell Welcomes Agreement by House & Senate Conferees to Amend State Budget

HouseGOP2011 General Assembly Session, Budget, Issues

– Structurally Balancing Budget This Year Helps Avoid Calls for Higher Taxes Next Year – – State Spending Revenues Remain below Fiscal Year 2007 Level – RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today issued the following statement on the agreement by House and Senate negotiators on House Bill 1500, amendments to the state budget: … Read More

Va. House of Delegates Passes Repeal Amendment 59-34

HouseGOP2011 General Assembly Session, Federalism, Issues

RICHMOND, VA – By a vote of 59 to 34, the Virginia House of Delegates today voted to pass and send to the Senate of Virginia House Joint Resolution 542, commonly known as the “Repeal Amendment.” This vote is one of the earliest victories for the Repeal Amendment, a nation-wide effort championed in the Commonwealth by Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegate James M. LeMunyon (R-Fairfax). Speaker Howell was the first state lawmaker in the country to offer his support for this legislative initiative calling for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Repeal Amendment is gaining additional attention and support not just in Virginia but in many other state legislatures.

Caucus Plans Hospitality Suite at RPV Advance

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Speaker Howell has announced plans for the Caucus to entertain guests at the RPV’s 27th Annual Donald W. Huffman Advance in Suite 937 of the McLean Hilton on Friday, November 19, at 9 pm. On Saturday, November 20, at 4 pm, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo and Barbara Comstock will join colleagues from the Virginia Senate to provide attendees with a … Read More

Virginia’s Lessons for America: Speaker Howell on WRVA

VA HouseGOPBudget, Featured, Issues, Jobs & Economy, Taxes

Catch Speaker Howell’s interview on WRVA’s Jimmy Barrett show. Filling in for Jimmy, guest host Congressman Randy Forbes and the Speaker discussed the lessons Washington can learn from Virginia: The no-tax-increase way from a $4.2 Billion deficit to a balanced budget How to foster a pro-business, pro-jobs economy As well as the sure-fire method to stop job creation—create uncertainty for … Read More

Republicans Add Another $35K to $1.1M in Leg Branch Savings

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Speaker Howell announced another $35K in savings in the House of Delegates budget for Fiscal Year 2010. That’s on top of the $1.1 million already eliminated from the House operating budget during Fiscal Year 2010. During his tenure as Speaker, Howell has led the way in reducing Virginia’s per capita expenditures in the legislature from 40th in the Nation to … Read More