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Senator Petersen’s Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs Passes Senate

Richmond, VA – Today the Virginia Senate passed Senator Chap Petersen’s legislation to lower prescription drug costs, reaffirming his commitment to creating an economy that works for Virginia’s middle class, families, and businesses across the Commonwealth. Senator Chap Petersen’s bill,…

Senate Democratic Caucus Releases Statement on Local School Divisions Short $201 Million in Aid Because of Youngkin Administration Error

Richmond, VA – Today Senate Democrats released the following statements on the news that Virginia’s public schools will be short $201 million in aid because of a calculating error by Governor Youngkin’s Department of Education. “Now more than ever, Senate…

Senate Democrats Pass Life-Saving Gun Legislation

Richmond, VA – Today, ​​after countless acts of mass shootings in the Commonwealth and across the Country, Virginia Senate Democrats passed several life-saving gun safety legislation – reaffirming their commitment to keeping Virginia’s communities safe. Senate Democrats passed the following…

Virginia Joint Democratic Caucuses and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus 

Release Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols The Virginia Joint Democratic Caucuses and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement on the murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis Police.   Tyre Nichols was murdered by…

House and Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference on the Mental Health Care Crisis

Richmond, VA –  In case you missed it, Senate and House Democrats held a press conference on Virginia’s mental health crisis and their legislation aimed at addressing it.  Senator Creigh Deeds, Senator Monty Mason and Delegate Nadarius Clark gave brief…

Senate Democrats Stop Republicans’ Efforts to Remove Virginia From RGGI

Richmond, VA – Today Senate Democrats on the Agriculture Conservation and Natural Resources Committee killed Republicans’ attempt to weaken our defenses against climate change by passing S.B. 1001 which would remove Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.   The Regional…

Senate Democrats Advance Life-Saving Gun Legislation, Stop Republican Efforts’ to Roll Back Gun Safety Laws

Richmond, VA – Today Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee reaffirmed their commitment to keeping our communities safe by advancing life-saving gun safety legislation and stopping Republican efforts’ to roll back several laws Democrats passed in recent years. Senate Democrats…

Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference on Their Commitment to Lower Costs for Virginians in the 2023 Session

Richmond, VA – In case you missed it, Senate Democrats held a press conference on their commitment to lowering costs for Virginians by passing critical legislation in the 2023 legislative session.  Senator Mamie Locke, Senator Chap Petersen, and Senator Jennifer…

Senate Democrats Kill First Round of Voter Restriction Bills

Richmond, VA — Today Senate Democrats on the Privileges and Elections Committee killed a flurry of voter restrictions bills — stopping Republicans attempts to roll back Virginians access to the ballot box. Through their vote, Senate Democrats reiterated their commitment…

Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference on Life-Saving Gun Legislation for the 2023 Session

Richmond, VA – In case you missed it, Senate Democrats held a press conference on their commitment to keeping Virginia communities safe by passing life-saving gun safety legislation in the 2023 session. Senators Creigh Deeds, Jennifer Boysko, Chap Petersen, Adam…