Gov. McAuliffe vetoes legislation defunding Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 2264, which would prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from entering […]

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Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

RICHMOND, VA – New research has been released on the contributions of immigrants in Virginia’s 6th Congressional district and highlight the critical need for immigration reform. Spearheaded by New American Economy (NAE), the event marks the launch of Map the Impact-a campaign to highlight the power of immigrants in communities across the country. This effort […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens. It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on […]

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Republicans hit Perriello on comparing Trump election to 9/11 – video

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Republicans hit Perriello on comparing Trump election to 9/11 - video

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck covering bases on both Democratic primary candidates with video trackers. Trackers follow candidate around making videos hoping to catch opposition candidates in a macaca moment. Primary candidate Tom Perriello slipped a bit when comparing the election of President Trump to the 9/11 terrorist attack of New York City’s […]

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Virginia state revenue rises 7.4 percent in January

Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that January General Fund revenues rose 7.4 percent from the previous January. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.6 percent through January, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Although we are slightly ahead of the forecast in payroll withholding collections, about 43 percent […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring argues nation’s first hearing against immigration ban

Friday, February 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA (February 10, 2017) – Today Attorney General Mark R. Herring and his team made the nation’s first arguments in federal district court on why President Donald Trump’s immigration ban should be stopped with a preliminary injunction. Attorney General Herring made the case that President Trump’s ban on entry of lawful permanent residents and visa […]

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UPDATED: Judge orders list of all Virginia persons denied entry to U.S.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced a significant update this afternoon. In this order just entered by Judge Brinkema, she has granted AG Herring’s request to have the federal government “provide the Commonwealth of Virginia with a list of all persons who have been denied entry to or removed from the United States since the […]

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Judge grants Virginia’s motion to challenge immigration ban including visa holders

Friday, February 3, 2017

Virginia’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban will be moving forward after Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted Virginia’s motion to intervene in the case to challenge the ban. Virginia’s participation in the case expands the scope of affected individuals to also include visa holders as well as lawful permanent residents (green card holders.) The […]

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Hate crime bills rejected by Virginia House and Senate committees

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

RICHMOND (February 1, 2017) – Today, despite an increase in hate crimes in Virginia and around the country, the General Assembly completed their rejection of tools to better protect ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and other vulnerable communities from hate crimes. After the House of Delegates Courts of Justice Criminal Law Subcommittee voted on party […]

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Electric Personal Delivery Devices on sidewalks passes in Virginia Senate

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

(RICHMOND, VA) —Legislation patroned by Senator Bill DeSteph (8th District), allowing the use of Electric Personal Delivery Devices (EPDD) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has unanimously passed the Virginia Senate.  SB 1207 marks the first affirmative statewide approval of EPDDs operating on sidewalks, shared-use paths, and crosswalks in the United States. The EPDDs travel on […]

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Virginia AG announces legal action against Pres. Trump’s unlawful and unconstitutional Executive Order

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Virginia AG announces legal action against Pres. Trump's unlawful and unconstitutional Executive Order

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration for his January 27, 2017 Executive Order banning entry to the United States for individuals from certain countries, even those who are lawful permanent residents or entering the United States on valid work or student visas. […]

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Senators Kaine and Warner ask status of detainees at Dulles International Airport

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine demanded answers about the status of travelers being detained at Dulles International and other airports across the country as a result of President Trump’s executive order. “In the two days since the […]

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