On Saturday, March 8th, the General Assembly adjourned its 2014 session Sine Die. We were able to accomplish a number of things, which are summarized in the Session Highlights published by the Division of Legislative Services and my most recent Op-Ed in the Richmond Times Dispatch. However, we adjourned without passing the most important bill deliberated this year: the Biennial Budget.

Check out the 4th installment of my General Assembly Update. In this issue, I discuss the Virginia budget. As introduced, the budget totaled $96 billion for the two-year period beginning July 1, 2014. This week, the House and Senate adopted their respective amendments to the Budget introduced by Governor Bob McDonnell.

In my 3rd General Assembly Update, I discuss major legislation addressed by the House in three areas: mental health, education, and ethics reform. I also provide an update on my bills.

We nearly half way into this year's 60-day session. As always, session moves at a brisk pace, and the legislature has already taken action on a number of bills in committee. 

On Wednesday, January 8th, the General Assembly convened for the 2014 Session, kicking off a 60-day "long" session. Some of the most contentious issues we'll be considering include the 2015-2016 budget, whether or not to expand Medicaid, and how to continue our economic recovery and aid those individuals and families who have been most severely impacted by the economic downturn.

As we begin 2014, the General Assembly is gearing up to convene on Wednesday, January 8th. Continue reading for a preview of some of the issues expected to come before the General Assembly, including the 2015/2016 budget.

Please follow this link to participate in my annual constituent survey.  
Your responses help me serve you better on key issues facing the General Assembly this year.

Read my Election Day newsletter, in which I ask supporters in my district for their vote and remind voters of the valid forms ID needed to vote.

Read my October 29th Newsletter, in which I ask for volunteers on Election Day.

Read my October 24th newsletter. In this issue read more on:

  • my 8th Annual Harvest Festival
  • what you can do these last 11 days of the election
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