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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…

Senate Democrats on Senseless Gun Violence in Texas School

The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus releases the following statement following the deaths of 14 students and 1 adult in yet another act of preventable firearm violence: “Our hearts are broken, as they are too much recently, on hearing the news…

Senate Democrats Respond to Governor Youngkin’s Educational ‘Excellence’

Today, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced a report from his Department of Education outlining his plans for Virginia’s schools. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “To accuse Virginia’s education system of failure is an outright lie, supported by cherry-picked data and warped…

Virginia House and Senate Democrats Respond to Buffalo, NY Mass Shooting

Today, Leadership in the Virginia House and Senate Democratic Caucuses released the following statements in the aftermath of the devastating, racially-motivated mass shooting in a Buffalo, New York grocery store over the weekend. Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “The…

Senate Democrats on Sine Die: Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

Today, the Virginia Senate adjourned Sine Die, to return for a Special Session to consider the budget once negotiations are complete. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “For the past 60 days, Senate Democrats have doubled-down on safeguarding Virginia’s strong economy,…