Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
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 active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding the House’s vote to refuse the Senate’s short-term payroll tax holiday extension package:
“We are elected to Congress to do the people’s business not only when convenient, but if necessary, even during the holidays. The Senate plan of 60 days of tax policy is not in the best interest of the American people. In fact, according to the National Payroll Reporting Consortium, proper implementation of a two month payroll tax extension is not likely to be possible. When you look at the entire bill, the Senate’s two month package to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment insurance, and the ‘doc fix’ for Medicare reimbursements for 2012 is not good governing – its procrastination. Furthermore, the President has previously insisted on a year-long extension. Believe it or not, House Republicans, including myself, actually agree with the President this time. The House has laid multiple options on the table to appropriately extend these provisions in order to provide necessary certainty to American families. We’ve already passed a package extending the payroll tax holiday for a full year. Now, we’ve cleared the deck for a Conference Committee of Senators and Congressmen to reach a long-term compromise. Unfortunately, it’s the Senate who has skipped town for the holidays, leaving the American people twisting in the breeze.
“The Senate should return to Washington so we can work out a compromise deal in a Conference Committee as our Founding Fathers intended. If the Senate is willing to work, common ground can be found to give the American people the tax and job certainty that they need.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Finance, National, Politics
Tags: budget, congress, republican