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Jennifer McClellan's legislation is signed into law
Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
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Jennifer McClellan accepting the VEA Legislative Champion Award

Latest News

Jan17

How long someone has to wait for a sterilization operation in Virginia depends on whether the individual has had a child.

Jan17

A bill to strike a 30-day waiting period before a sterilization operation for a person who is at least 18 years old and has not been the natural or adoptive parent of a child unanimously cleared a House panel this morning.

Jan16

A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival.

Jan16

Watch the segment on WRIC Channel 8 about the election of Tracy Thorne-Begland to be a permanent judge on the Richmond General District court.

Our Newsletters

Like many of you, I was devastated by the results of Tuesday's Presidential election.  I share the anxiety I've heard from so many people about how divided the country is and how we move forward.  But Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine reminded us that while we did not achieve the result we wanted, we still have work to do to advance the causes and values we cherish.  

The 2016 General Assembly Session adjourned on March 11th and returned on April 20th for Reconvened Session to act on Governor McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to bills and the biennial budget. A summary of major bills passed this year and budget highlights are included in this newsletter.

The General Assembly reconvened on April 20th for "Veto Session" to consider the Governor's amendments and vetoes to the over 800 bills passed this year.  All of the Governor's vetoes were sustained.  The General Assembly also considered the Governor's 45 amendments to bills. Of those, 40 were accepted, including the Go Virginia economic development program.