February 12, 2018 Newsletter

The 2018 General Assembly session is nearing our halfway mark as crossover is on Tuesday, February 13th.  The House is making progress on several key issues as we prepare to begin considering legislation passed by the Senate. Tuesday is the last day for the House to act on its legislation.

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February 5th, 2018 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe, but we are already into February! We are just over a week away from Crossover, which is the time when all the bills passed by the House head to the Senate and all of the Senate bills come to the House. The House has already passed several major pieces of legislation and we look forward to that work continuing.

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January 29th, 2018 Newsletter

The 2018 General Assembly session has concluded its third week. Several very important bills have already passed through the House and are on the way to the Senate. This week I will be providing you updates on several key issues we are working hard to address such as adoption reform, improving our education system, and fighting the opioid crisis. As I have said before, House Republicans are focused on passing “Practical Solutions to Everyday Issues”

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January 22, 2018 Newsletter: Session Update- Week 2

Week 2 of the General Assembly Session began with meetings in our assigned committees. This year I will be serving on the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Finance Committee and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. I look forward to working with other members on these important committees to pass practical solutions to everyday issues.

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January 15, 2018 Newsletter: Session- Week 1

The 2018 General Assembly session has officially begun. This year will be a long session (60 days) where we tackle important issues such as healthcare, the opioid crisis, and the teacher shortage across Virginia. The election cycle may have lasted longer than anyone expected, but there is a lot of work to get done, and that work began this week. House Republicans have laid out the “Practical Solutions to Everyday Issues” agenda, prioritizing the real problems people talk about at home.

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January 8th, 2018 Newsletter

After a long election season, and months of recounts and other delays, I am excited to finally get to work when the General Assembly convenes January 10th. 

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September 18th, 2017 Newsletter

Almost one month ago, Anthem announced it would exit Virginia's Obamacare market entirely in 2018. While this is largely a federal issue, Virginia has been taking steps to try to find a solution to the problem created by Washington. We are hopeful that we may be able to work with an insurer to offer coverage in these localities without any providers, but that’s not a likely scenario. Unfortunately, the insurance providers are at the mercy of Washington’s inaction. 

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September 11th, 2017 Newsletter

The Trump Administration announced last Monday that it would end the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program established by executive order under President Barack Obama. The program will end in six months, giving Congress an opportunity to address the status of over 1.5 million people who came to America as undocumented children.

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September 4th, 2017 Newsletter

Over the past week, we have watched Hurricane Harvey reach landfall in the United States. The category 4 hurricane crashed into the Texas coast, devastating many families and businesses. At least two people have been reported dead, and estimates place the total cost of property damage and lost business in the tens of billions.

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August 28th, 2017 Newsletter

Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 68 on Thursday last week, creating the Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest. 

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