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Virginia Senate Democrats on VDOE’s New Model Policies for Transgender Students

Yesterday, the Youngkin administration’s Department of Education released revised guidance for model policies regarding the treatment of transgender students in Virginia’s public schools. Virginia Senate Democrats release the following statement in response: “The actions by Youngkin’s Department of Education are…

Senate Democrats Call Out Miyares’s Waste, Lies

Over the weekend, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced the formation of an Election Integrity Unit within his office. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “During the General Assembly, Attorney General Miyares sought $4+ million in funding for additional positions within…

Senate Democrats Condemn House Republicans’ Waste of Taxpayer Dollars Following Special Session Stalemate

Today, the Virginia General Assembly assembled with the intention of filling a vacancy for a Commissioner of the State Corporation Commission. However, despite months of negotiations with the House of Delegates Republican Leadership, no agreement was reached. Majority Leader Dick…

Virginia Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference on the Future of History Education in Virginia

Today, members of the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus held a press conference following the August 17, 2022 announcement from Superintendent Jillian Balow meant to further vet proposed changes to social studies and history curriculum in Virginia. Video of the press…

Virginia House, Senate Democrats Condemn Governor Youngkin’s Totalitarian Takeover

Today in a press conference, Virginia House and Senate Democrats demand Governor Glenn Youngkin cease his hyper-partisan attacks on Virginia’s independent Boards and Commissions following his most recent insistence on politicizing community colleges.  On June 17, 2022, Governor Youngkin sent…

Virginia Senate Democrats on the Fall of Roe v. Wade

“While the United States Supreme Court decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade has been expected, Virginia Senate Democrats are shocked and saddened that nearly fifty years of precedent has been destroyed that protected a person’s right to medical privacy…

Virginia’s Budget Finalized with Senate Democrats’ Priorities

Today, the General Assembly considered Governor Glenn Youngkin’s amendments to the 2023-2024 biennial budget. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “The budget finalized today is the culmination of months of negotiations on how to best support Virginians in their daily lives.…

Historic Judicial Appointments in Virginia

Today, the General Assembly appointed Thomas Mann and Wesley Russell to the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as made an appointment to the Court of Appeals. Senate Judiciary Co-Chair John Edwards said: “Appointing justices to the Supreme Court of…

Senate Democrats Pass Historic Budget

Today, Virginia Senate Democrats remark on the historic budget passed today, and the effect it will have on every Virginian. Finance & Appropriations Chair Janet Howell said: “I am so proud of the incredible work my fellow budget conferees, House…

Fact Versus Fiction: Senate Democrats Lay Out the Truth on Public Education in Virginia

Today, the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus released a report laying out the myths and truths about education in the Commonwealth. Majority Leader and Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee Chair Dick Saslaw said: “Senate Democrats have consistently advocated for increased funding for…