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Town Hall Meetings - Join Me!

April 14, 2017Blog Post

Please join me at one of two upcoming Post Legislative Session Town Hall meetings for a report on the 2017 General Assembly session:

 

Monday, April 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

With Delegate Ken Plum at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne

1609 Washington Plaza North

Reston, Virginia

 

Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.- 12 noon

With Senator Barbara Favola and Delegates Rip Sullivan and Patrick Hope

TJ Middle School

125 S. Old Glebe Road

Arlington, Virgnia

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

April 12, 2017Blog Post

The 2017 General Assembly session is officially over!  In January and February we passed 1,773  bills and resolutions, including the budget.  Governor McAuliffe reviewed them all and sent us 83 amendments to bills, 27 amendments to the budget, and 40 vetoes.  Unlike Congress, the Virginia General Assembly works efficiently!

 Our Governor stuck with his -- and my -- principles on both the budget and laws.

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Home Again

February 27, 2017Blog Post

The 2017 General Assembly session ended Saturday, so I have had almost two days to process what happened. It was a very strange session -- we accomplished a lot that was constructive but we also passed a lot of destructive nonsense.

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VHHA Honors 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award Recipients

September 16, 2016News Clip

Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator George L. Barker (D-Fairfax County); Delegate M. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna); Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington County); Senator Janet D. Howell (D-Fairfax County); Delegate Matthew James (D-Portsmouth); Senator Stephen D. Newman (RLynchburg); Senator William M.

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Budget and Virginia Supreme Court

March 16, 2016Blog Post

As we approach the end of the 2016 session , I want to report to you on both the final budget and the selection of a Supreme Court justice.  The budget is something I am proud to be associated with.  The Supreme Court debacle is a disgrace.

Budget:

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