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Jul28

On July 29, 2014, a panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling from a lower court that struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. As someone whose own marriage was illegal in Virginia until the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Loving v. Virginia, and voted against the Marshall-Newman amendment, I applaud the Court's ruling.

Jul22

Today, I commend Governor McAuliffe for ensuring that our Commonwealth continues to take the lead on being the friendliest state in which to do business. It is important that we encourage SWaM businesses to come and invest their time and resources in Virginia. We must continue to level the playing field and be the standard to which other states craft their own compliance measures.

Jul11

The list is long: Former President George W. Bush (R), President Barack Obama (D), former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). Dels. Scott Lingamfelter (R), Rich Anderson (R), Betsy Carr (D), Barbara Comstock (R), Chris Head (R), Charniele Herring (D), Manoli Loupassi (R), Jennifer McClellan (D), Ron Villanueva (R). State Sens. Janet Howell (D), John Edwards (D), Frank Wagner (R), and John Watkins (R). And they all have something in common. You ask, “What is it that these politicians from often polarized political backgrounds have in common?” The answer: These elected officials, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama and others, have led efforts to make the end of homelessness a priority.

May13

Del. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, took some time today to talk about an aspect of the debate over expanding health insurance coverage for low income Virginians that doesn’t get a lot of attention –  moms and would-be moms.

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The 2017 General Assembly Session is now halfway over as the House and Senate considered hundreds of bills on Monday and Tuesday covering a wide variety of topics such as immigration, voting rights, school discipline, student loans, Airbnb, the regulation of property carriers, charter and virtual schools, and public procurement. 

Next Wednesday marks the halfway point in the 2017 General Assembly Session. Over the past week, the Senate passed several bills to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and communities, align Virginia with the rest of the nation in punishment for theft, assist former felons who reintegrate into society after completing their sentences, expand Virginia’s anti-discrimination laws, and curb predatory lending.

We're nearly one-third of the way through the 2017 Session.  This week is the last week Senate and House committees will act on bills before crossover, so we are in for long days.  
 
On Monday, the Senate considered SB 1055 increasing the penalties for failure to leave the place of any riot or unlawful assembly after being lawfully warned to disperse. I highlighted my opposition to this bill  in last week's newsletteron the radio, in my most recent Richmond Free Press update, and spoke against the bill on the Senate floor.  I'm pleased to report the bill was defeated  14-26.  You can watch my floor remarks opposing the bill  here.
 
 

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