SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP VETO SESSION STATEMENT

RICHMOND -- This evening, Senate Democratic Leader Senator Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Senator Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) released the following joint statement coming out of the 2017 Reconvened Session:   For the fourth year in a…

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SENATE DEMOCRATS' SINE DIE RECAP

RICHMOND – In honor of sine die, we wanted to provide a recap of Senate Democrats’ accomplishments during the 2017 legislative session. Throughout our time in Richmond, we have been fighting tirelessly to make life better for working families across Virginia. When developi…

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SENATE BANS SANCTUARY CITIES

RICHMOND - This afternoon, after a lengthy floor debate, the Republican controlled Senate passed HB 2000 by Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) on a party line vote to permanently bar localities from adopting sanctuary city policies. The bill now heads to Governor McAulif…

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SENATE BANS WAGE FLOORS IN LOCAL CONTRACTING

RICHMOND – This afternoon, on a party-line vote, the Senate passed HB 1753 by Delegate Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) intended to prohibit local governing bodies from creating a wage floor or any other employee benefit or compensation above what is otherwise required by …

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SENATE DEFEATS PAWNBROKER LATE FEES

RICHMOND - This afternoon, with the help of Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam's tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats successfully defeated HB 2394, carried by Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), which would have allowed pawnbrokers to charge late fees up to 10 percent of the amount loaned f…

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ANTI-WAGE FLOOR IN PUBLIC CONTRACTS PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

RICHMOND – This afternoon, on a party-line vote, the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology passed HB 1753, an effort by Delegate Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) to prohibit local governing bodies from requiring contractors to establish a wage floor while ca…

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SENATE COMMITTEE BANS SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES

RICHMOND - This afternoon, the Republican controlled Senate Local Government Committee reported HB 2000 by Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) to ban sanctuary city policies throughout the Commonwealth on a party line vote. The bill now heads to the Senate Floor for what promi…

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TWO MORE ANTI-VOTER BILLS PASS SENATE

RICHMOND - This morning, the Republican-controlled Senate passed two more anti-voter bills. Delegate Mark Cole's (R-Fredericksburg) HB 1431 prohibits compensation on the basis of the number of completed voter registration applications collected. Delegate Buddy Fowler's (R-Gl…

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PUBLIC WORKERS BARRED FROM PREVAILING WAGE

RICHMOND - This afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed an anti-labor bill introduced again this year by Delegate Michael Webert (R-Marshall), HB 1596, on a party line vote. The bill aims to prohibit state agencies from requiring contractors to pay employees a prevailing wage. The …

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Our very own Senator Jennifer Wexton and Senator Barbara Favola were in Dulles this week to celebrate an important victory for the hardworking employees at Dulles Airport. An honest day's work…