Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

March 2018

SENATE REPUBLICANS REPORT ON SESSION AT SINE DIE

Mon, 2018-03-12 13:59 -- Eric

RICHMOND, VA, 10 MARCH 2018: The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus today expressed disappointment that a budget agreement has yet to be reached, but also noted the success of its legislative accomplishments during the 2018 Session of the Virginia General Assembly.

Of the nearly 1,000 bills filed by members of the Virginia Senate, over 360 have been approved and sent to Governor Northam for action.

SENATE DEMOCRATS JOIN SENATE REPUBLICANS TO APPROVE CALL TO SPECIAL SESSION HOUSE FOLLOWS SUIT IN ISSUING RESOLUTION OF ITS OWN

Sat, 2018-03-10 08:20 -- Eric

RICHMOND, VA, 9 MARCH 2018: Senate Democrats today voted to support Senate Joint Resolution 248, formally requesting Governor Northam call a Special Session of the General Assembly to approve a budget agreement.

Yesterday, Senate Democrats rejected two resolutions that would have extended session for 30 and 3 days, respectively.

DEMOCRATS SAY “NO” TO SENATE REPUBLICAN EFFORTS TO COMPLETE BUDGET AGREEEMENT BY EXTENDING SESSION

Fri, 2018-03-09 14:10 -- Eric

RICHMOND, VA, 8 MARCH 2018: Senate Democrats today voted against measures sponsored by Senate Republicans to extend the 2018 General Assembly until a budget agreement is reached.

Senate Joint Resolution 246 would have extended session for 30 days.  Requiring a two-thirds vote to be approved, it failed 21 to 19 with every Senate Democrat voting against it.

Senate Joint Resolution 247 would have extended session for just 3 days.  Also requiring a two-thirds vote to be approved, Senate Democrats unanimously opposed the measure causing it to fail 21 to 19.

SENATE REPUBLICAN INITIATIVES TO LOWER COST OF HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE HEADED TO GOVERNOR NORTHAM

Wed, 2018-03-07 11:49 -- Eric

RICHMOND, VA, 7 MARCH 2018: The General Assembly completed action on three bills to lower the cost of healthcare and health insurance for Virginians today.  The bills will increase insurance choice for areas with only one carrier, expand the low-cost catastrophic care coverage option, and increase competition among healthcare providers.