Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

December 2010

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Merry Christmas from Sen. McWaters

Fri, 2010-12-24 19:00 -- ajohnston

As we rejoice in the spirit of this Christmas and Holiday season, we give thanks to God for the many blessings He has given us. We continue to ask that God bless our families, our commonwealth, and our nation!
These economic and politically unsettled times will be felt across many households. Cindy and I send our heartfelt thanks to all of our brave servicemen and women who are away fighting to preserve our freedom. We pray for their safe return and the return of a more stable economy for America.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and Holiday season!

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Sen. Norment comments on Gov. McDonnell’s budget amendment

Thu, 2010-12-16 19:00 -- ajohnston

Richmond, Virginia, 17 December 2010:  Virginia Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) commented today on Governor Robert F. “Bob” McDonnell’s proposed package of amendments to the Commonwealth’s 2010-2012 Biennial Budget.

Governor McDonnell unveiled his proposed amendments in an address to a joint meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, on which Senator Norment serves, and the House Appropriations and Finance Committees in Richmond today.

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Senators Comment on Governor's Budget Amendments

Thu, 2010-12-16 19:00 -- ajohnston

RICHMOND, VA, 17 DECEMBER 2010:  Virginia Senators William C. Wampler, Jr. (R-Bristol) and Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico), and Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and Republican Caucus Chairman Stephen D. Newman (R-Lynchburg) commented today on Governor Robert F. “Bob” McDonnell’s proposed package of amendments to the Commonwealth’s 2010-2012 Biennial Budget.

Governor McDonnell unveiled his proposed amendments in an address to a joint meeting of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations and Finance Committees in Richmond today.

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Important Healthcare Lawsuit Update

Sun, 2010-12-12 19:00 -- ajohnston

Earlier today, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled in the much anticipated Virginia challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. His ruling strikes down the individual mandate, requiring every American to purchase health insurance. An essential component of the Commonwealth's case is the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act, which was passed by a bipartisan majority during last year's session.  

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Sen. Obenshain Calls Ruling Vindication for Majority

Sun, 2010-12-12 19:00 -- ajohnston

HARRISONBURG--Today, Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) weighed in on U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson's ruling on the constitutionality of the federal health care mandate. "Today's ruling is a vindication for the majority of Americans," said Obenshain, "but far more importantly, it is a victory for the American people and for our constitutional principles."

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Senators Applaud Judge Hudson's Ruling

Sun, 2010-12-12 19:00 -- ajohnston

WILLIAMSBURG, Va, 13 DECEMber 2010:  Virginia Senators Frederick M. Quayle (R-Suffolk), Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield), and Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Fauquier) commented today on U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Federal healthcare mandate, which is integral to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.