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
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Rep. Morgan Griffith
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will make the case for bipartisan proposals to protect jobs from excessive federal regulations when he delivers the Weekly Republican Address on October 1, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today. Listening to America’s job creators, House Republicans are acting on a series of jobs bills aimed at cutting red tape and addressing excessive regulations that hamper job creation. The bills that the House will consider next week deal with new cement and boiler rules that put thousands of Americans jobs at risk.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to deliver this week’s Republican address on the need for regulatory relief and the protection of American jobs,” Rep. Griffith said. “Real jobs are at stake in communities throughout the Ninth District and across the nation. I support common sense regulations that keep Americans safe, but excessive and misguided regulations are threatening the livelihoods of hardworking American families. In order to protect valuable jobs and give businesses the certainty they need to create new jobs, we must fix unreasonable regulations.”
Morgan Griffith is in his first term representing the Ninth Congressional District of Virginia. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as well as the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Griffith is an advocate for removing unreasonable and unnecessary regulations on job creators in the Ninth District and throughout the nation.
“There are reasonable regulations that protect our children and help keep our environment clean, but there are also excessive regulations that hamper job creation and unnecessarily increase costs for consumers,” Speaker Boehner said. “By addressing these excessive regulations, we can protect jobs, remove government barriers to job creation, and ease the uncertainty facing employers and families alike. Congressman Griffith is a vocal leader on this issue, and I look forward to hearing what he has to say in this national address.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: National, Politics
Tags: congress, republican