SENATE PASSES BILL TO SCRAP ACA PROVISIONS

RICHMOND - This afternoon, the Senate passed HB 2411 by Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) on a straight party line vote to repeal provisions that were added, and restore provisions that were amended or repealed, by the General Assembly since 2011 in efforts to bring the laws of the …

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SENATE DEFUNDS PLANNED PARENTHOOD

RICHMOND - Today, the Republican-controlled Senate passed HB 2264 by Delegate Ben Cline (R-Amherst) to defund Planned Parenthood in Virginia. The bill passed on a party line vote, 20-19 and will now head to Governor McAuliffe's desk -- where it is sure to be vetoed.   …

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SENATE REPUBLICANS PASS ANTI-IMMIGRANT UNFUNDED MANDATE

RICHMOND - This afternoon, on a strictly party line vote, the Republican-controlled Senate passed HB 1468 by Delegate Robert Marshall (R-Manassas) to confer responsibility for holding undocumented immigrants to local law enforcement until ICE arrives -- no matter how …

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SENATE COMMITTEE REPORTS BILL TO LIMIT REPLACEMENT EBT CARDS

RICHMOND - This morning, the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee reported HB 2207 by Delegate Roxann Robinson (R-Midlothian) on a party-line vote to limit the amount of replacement EBT cards that can be issued before a determination of foul play is made. The bill would m…

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SENATE DEM CAUCUS CHAIR STATEMENT ON SENATE BUDGET

Senate Democratic Caucus Chair, Senator Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) released the following statement regarding passage of the Senate budget:   One of the most important roles we serve here in Richmond is to act as stewards of Virginians' hard-earned tax dollars, and this…

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SENATE DEMOCRATS' CROSSOVER UPDATE

RICHMOND - In honor of Crossover, we would like to provide a recap of what Senate Democrats have accomplished thus far in the 2017 legislative session. Over the last several weeks, we have been fighting tirelessly for economic development, fairness in our criminal justice sy…

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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…