Senate Democrats Recap Progress, Look Toward 2019 Elections

Richmond—Today, Senate Democrats released this video highlighting the policies they fought to advance during the 2019 legislative session. These policies include: raising the minimum wage, improving public education, gun violence prevention measures, increasing access to affo…

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Senate Democrats Applaud Bipartisan Budget

Richmond--Senate Democrats applaud the passage of a bipartisan budget that includes a 5% teacher salary increase, 1% state employee pay increase, $94 million for higher education, $194 million for K-12 public education, $7 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and $1.3 billion d…

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Senate Democrats Celebrate Voting Rights Expansion

Richmond – Today, Senate Democrats celebrated an expansion of voting rights as SB1026, a bill introduced by Senator Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) and chief co-patroned by Senators Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg), Janet Howell (D-Fairfax), and …

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Senate Democrats Urge House ERA Passage

Richmond—Last month, the Virginia Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with broad bipartisan support. Since then, the Virginia House of Delegates has failed to bring the resolution to the floor. Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) issued the follo…

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Senate Democrats Condemn the Passage of Anti-Climate Change Bill

Richmond—On Wednesday, the Senate voted to limit the ability of the Governor or any state agency to help address climate change. In a 20-19 vote the Senate passed HB 2611 which prevents Virginia from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), without a two-thirds m…

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Senate Democrats are Ready to Listen and Lead

Richmond—Today, Senate Democrats released the following statement:  "The events that unfolded over the past week are deeply upsetting.  There is no place in our Commonwealth for racism or sexual assault and as more information comes to light we are committed to hol…

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In 2017, we elected 15 new Democrats to the state House and shortly after, we passed Medicaid expansion which has allowed more than 290,000 Virginians to enroll and receive healthcare. Democra…