RICHMOND, VA, February 8, 2019 – Virginia General Assembly leaders are advancing twin bills to provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief. The House and Senate Finance Committees will both meet Friday to act on legislation that is expected to be voted on by the House and Senate on Monday, then forwarded to Governor Northam. The Senate Finance Committee will take up House Bill 2529, carried by Delegate Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax), and the House Finance Committee will take up Senate Bill 1372, carried by Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City).
RICHMOND, VA, 6 FEBRUARY 2019: The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus today expressed satisfaction on the progress of the 2019 Session of the Virginia General Assembly at Crossover, the halfway point of the legislative session.
Of the nearly 800 bills filed by members of the Virginia Senate, 479 were approved by the upper chamber by the Crossover deadline and will now be considered by the House of Delegates. Senate Bill 1100, Amendments to the 2018-2020 Biennial Budget, will be taken up by the Senate tomorrow.
RICHMOND, VA, 2 FEBRUARY 2019: Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan T. McDougle (R-Hanover), and Senate Republican Caucus Co-Chairman Mark D. Obenshain (R-Rockingham) today issued the following statement:
“In a government of laws dependent upon the voices and votes of the people being respected, the highest possible threshold must be met before calling on any duly elected public official to resign.
“The events of this week have convinced us, with sadness and disappointment, that threshold has been met.