Spanberger, Wexton, Luria Vote Against Paying Federal Workers

Yesterday, Abigail Spanberger, Elaine Luria, and Jennifer Wexton all voted against paying federal workers that have been affected by the partial government shutdown. From Congressman Denver Riggleman: “My Republican colleagues and I voted for a bill that would have paid federal workers during the #GovernmentShutdown. Why didn’t it pass? Dems voted no. The hypocrisy continues: stop the political games, negotiate, …

Statement of Speaker Kirk Cox on federal court’s selected redistricting modules

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Wednesday after federal judges on the Eastern District Court selected modules for a remedial plan. “The Eastern District Court selected a series of legally indefensible redistricting modules that attempts to give Democrats an advantage at every turn. The modules selected by the Court target senior Republicans, myself included, without …

Sorry, Federal Workers, Dems Just Aren’t That Into You

It’s been almost 72 hours since President Trump put a compromise offer on the table to end the government shutdown while securing the border. But Democrats in Virginia are adamant — they’re not interested compromise. Jennifer Wexton continues to put her resistance to President Trump ahead of Federal workers. From the Loudoun Times: “We want to have a discussion about …

Virginia Democrats Attend Anti-Semitic Women’s March

Over the weekend, Democrats Elizabeth Guzman and Ibraheem Samirah attended the Women’s March, an event from which many high-profile left wing organizations have withdrawn their support over the blatant anti-Semitism displayed by its organizers. No other Virginia Democrats were in attendance. Founders of the event have refused to condemn anti-Semitic remarks made by Louis Farrakhan like “White folks are going …

The Future of Business in Virginia

This week, Republicans have delivered three speeches on the floor of the House of Delegates laying out in clear terms what is at stake this session and beyond. On Monday, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert spoke about our priorities for the 2019 session, including providing middle-class tax relief, improving school safety, and lowering healthcare costs. On Tuesday, Caucus Chairman Tim …

House Republicans Unify Around Hugo’s Middle-Class Tax Relief Legislation

Leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday announced three new co-patrons for HB 2529, legislation sponsored by Delegate Tim Hugo that will offer tax relief to millions of middle class Virginians. The new co-patrons are Delegate Dickie Bell, Delegate Chris Peace and Delegate Joe McNamara, all of whom introduced tax relief legislation of their own. “I am proud …

Governor Northam’s Middle Class Tax Hike is ‘Dead on Arrival’

On Monday, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert gave a speech on the House floor where he outlined the priorities of the House Republican Caucus. During his speech he discussed the need for middle class tax relief as proposed in Delegate Tim Hugo’s House Bill 2529. Gilbert said during his speech that Governor Northam’s proposed middle class tax hike is “dead …

Pelosi’s San Francisco Values

It’s probably not the message Democrats wanted to hear, but Nancy Pelosi is saying it anyway. Speaking at an event this weekend, Pelosi said “San Francisco values” are what Democrats are all about. From NTK: “I don’t mind when they say things about me like I’m a liberal,” Pelosi said while waving her fist in the air. “I like that. …

It’s Morning in America

It’s hard to overstate how great this morning’s jobs report is. The top line of 250,000 new jobs was a blowout in and of itself, but it comes along with other great economic news. • Wage growth: 3.1 percent, the biggest jump since April 2009. • New record low for Hispanic unemployment: 4.4 percent. • Veteran unemployment near record lows: …