On May 12, Governor McAuliffe issued an executive order directing state agencies to ignore parts of the final budget law and to implement the budget as if it contained unconstitutional vetoes rejected by the legislature.Read more
Across the country Obamacare is failing the American people, delivering high costs, few options, and broken promises. Real healthcare has become unaffordable as premiums and deductibles have spiraled out of control.Read more
The General Assembly again removed Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion from Governor McAuliffe’s budget proposal. At the reconvened session, we rejected his latest attempt to clear a path for Medicaid expansion.Read more
The General Assembly will reconvene on Wednesday, April 5 for the “Veto Session” to handle Governor McAuliffe’s vetoes and amendments.Read more
Four years ago, Governor McAuliffe was sworn into office pledging to be a bipartisan governor and to work with the General Assembly. But as his term comes to an end, it is obvious that this was nothing more than a political platitude.Read more
Last week, New York law enforcement officials uncovered a gun-trafficking ring operating out of Virginia where 217 firearms were bought in Virginia and sold on the streets in New York.
Twenty-four people, including 22 from Virginia, were charged in the 627-count indictment.
The criminals arrested in this sting were part of a conspiracy to violate existing laws on the books including a felon purchasing a firearm, felons possessing a firearm, the purchase of a firearm in a straw purchase where the purchaser has the intent to transfer a firearm to a person they know cannot legally purchase or possess a firearm, and interstate transport of illegal fire arms.Read more
On Wednesday, The Supreme Court instructed a lower court to re-examine whether the 2011 lines for 11 Virginia House Districts violate the Constitution by denying minority voters an equal voice in elections.Read more
The 2017 General Assembly adjourned sine die Saturday, completing its work on time. This year, the House of Delegates worked tirelessly to strengthen Virginia’s economy to help middle class families, improve our education system so all children have the opportunity to succeed, and chart a responsible fiscal course for the future. We continue to offer a positive governing vision for our Commonwealth.Read more
We are now one week away from the scheduled end of our 45-day legislative session. This past week was a productive week for the House of Delegates. We are finishing committee work, reviewing amendments from the Senate, and continuing to work on the budget. As we wind down our General Assembly session, I want to update you on a few important areas of interest.Read more
As of Friday, We have finished day 31 of this year’s 46 day session. Two major deadlines passed – cross over and the vote each chamber’s budget.Read more