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Crossover Veterans Legislation Update

Crossover Veterans Legislation Update
February 19, 2016

We have reached Crossover, the mid-point in the Session when each Chamber has completed action on its Bills and begins to consider the Bills from the other Chamber. The Appropriations Committee in the House and the Finance Committee in the Senate, however, continue to work on their versions of the final Budget. This mid-point is…

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Session Passed Midway Point, Focus on Veteran-Friendly Legislation

Session Passed Midway Point, Focus on Veteran-Friendly Legislation
February 19, 2016

The General Assembly closes out week 6 of this year’s Session. This Session has seen over 2,800 bills introduced between the House and Senate, with 3 bills having already been signed into law. In this Update, I highlight House Republican legislation that successfully passed the House, report on legislative progress for the Military and Veterans…

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House Republican Legislative Priorities Pass with Overwhelming Support

House Republican Legislative Priorities Pass with Overwhelming Support
February 12, 2016

We are approaching the halfway point of the General Assembly Session known as “Crossover.” Crossover is the day when each chamber must finish work on its own legislation and then may only consider legislation from the other body. This year Crossover is on Tuesday, February 16, which means that the House must complete all of…

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2016 Constituent Survey Results

2016 Constituent Survey Results
February 5, 2016

2016 Constituent Survey Results From the following list, which issue should be the top priority for the House of Delegates? Note: Responses listed below are in order of preference based on the average of all responses for each option: 1= Highest Priority, 8= Lowest Priority. Fighting Obamacare and federal government overreach………………….30.94% Creating jobs and improving…

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Vet Update – Key Leaders Visits – Army CofS Paper – Legislative Report – Jobs/Scholarships

Vet Update – Key Leaders Visits – Army CofS Paper – Legislative Report – Jobs/Scholarships
February 5, 2016

My prediction in my last Update regarding the arrival of winter weather coinciding with the opening of the General Assembly was right on target. The winter storm forced cancellation of a General Assembly Session for only the second time in 48 years. It also forced the cancellation of the Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA)…

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House Republican Agenda to Improve the Economy

House Republican Agenda to Improve the Economy
February 5, 2016

We are wrapping up the fourth week of the 2016 General Assembly Session. This was a busy week in the House as we focused on an issue that I know is very important to you and your family: jobs and economic growth. The House is moving forward on several major pieces of legislation to foster…

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A Free-Market Approach to the Economy and Healthcare

A Free-Market Approach to the Economy and Healthcare
January 22, 2016

Our first full week of the General Assembly Session was cut short due to a significant winter storm headed our way. For the first time since 2010, and only the second time in 48 years, the House of Delegates cancelled a floor session. At the close of Thursday’s Floor Session it was announced the House…

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PROGRESS INDEX: 1,200 participate telephone town hall with Del. Cox

PROGRESS INDEX: 1,200 participate telephone town hall with Del. Cox
January 21, 2016

1,200 participate telephone town hall with Del. Cox Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) held his first Telephone Town Hall of the 2016 General Assembly Session on Tuesday, Jan.19 Del. Kirk Cox, right, speaks to town hall participants on a speaker phone while Legislative Aide Kelly Gee records poll question results. Contributed Photo RICHMOND – Delegate…

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January 19, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results

January 19, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results
January 21, 2016

January 19, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results* How would you describe the House of Delegate’s efforts to improve transparency?   The House is taking necessary steps to improve transparency…………………………………………..……28% The House is on the right track but more work is needed……………………………………………………….59% The House is not doing enough to increase transparency………………………………………………………12% Virginia is home to more…

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