Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

July 2011

Bring on the Judges

Tue, 2011-07-26 20:00 -- Mike

The Constitution of Virginia guarantees the right to a "speedy and public trial." Unfortunately, with judicial vacancies growing and the case backlog expanding, the Commonwealth is struggling to meet this requirement. "Speedy" turns out not to be very fast at all.  


Money in the Bank

Wed, 2011-07-20 20:00 -- Mike

Earlier today, the Commonwealth released the final revenue report for the 2011 fiscal year. Just as we showed last year, our revenues outpaced our forecast, giving us a $311 million surplus. Combined with the 2010 fiscal year, the Commonwealth received over $530 million in additional funds during the current biennium and this number will likely increase.

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Caucus' Reception with Congressman Fred Upton

Thu, 2011-07-07 20:00 -- cmugford
  • Friday, July 8, 2011
  • 6:30-7:15 PM ~ Private Reception & Photo Op.
  • 7:15-8:15 PM ~ General Reception
  • The Home of The Honorable Jeannemarie Davis & The Honorable Tom Davis
  • 2213 Aryness Drive - Vienna, VA 22181
  • For more information or to RSVP, please contact Carli M. Nelson at 804.398.8928 or
  • Click Here to View Invitation

Independence Day

Sun, 2011-07-03 20:00 -- Mike

On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence.  It was not until two days later that they had finally approved their statement describing why they supported independence.  The Declaration of Independence as it would be known, is a living document, one that is at the very core of our nation and its people.  We are at a time in history where our government needs to return to the core principles of the Declaration of Independence and be reminded that th

But it Is Patriotism

Sun, 2011-07-03 20:00 -- Mike

Monday is an occasion to celebrate our freedoms. Our freedom of speech, our freedom to choose our leaders and our right to bear arms. On Fourth of July, however, we must remember and honor the most important document to our nation, the United States Constitution, thanking the visionaries protecting our constitutional freedoms in 1776 and those men and women of the armed forces protecting them today.

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American humorist and best-selling author once said,