RALPH NORTHAM IS THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

RICHMOND, Va. -- This evening, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie E. Locke(D-Hampton) issued the following joint statement congratulating Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam on his debate performance. …

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SENATE DEMOCRATS CONGRATULATE KAREN KEYS-GAMARRA

 FAIRFAX -- This evening, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) released the following joint statement congratulating Karen Keys-Gamarra on her victory in today's special election for the Fair…

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Senate Dems’ Statement Honoring Senator Patsy Ticer

ALEXANDRIA – Today, as friends and family come together to celebrate the life of former Senator Patsy Ticer, Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke and Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw issued the following statement: “Patsy was a trailblazer in many ways. From her time s…

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SENATE DEMOCRATS COMMENT ON VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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 on behalf of the Virginian Senate Democratic Caucus regarding today's violen…

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SENATE DEMOCRATS' STATEMENT ON 2017 DEMOCRATIC TICKET

ARLINGTON -- This evening, Senate Democratic Leader Senator Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Senator Mamie E. Locke (D-Hampton) released the following joint statement regarding the 2017 Democratic ticket:   Senate Democrats are proud …

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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 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 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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