ICYMI: Senate Dems, LG Fairfax Hold Press Conference Following Passage of Medicaid Expansion Budget

RICHMOND -- This evening, the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus held a press conference immediately following the adjournment of the Virginia Senate. Both budget bills -- HB 5001 and HB 5002 -- passed the Senate with a 23-17 vote. Senate Democrats voted in a bloc to expand Medicaid and to pass the budget. Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Senate Democratic LeaderDick Saslaw (D-Fairfax), and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax talked about this historic victory that was four year in the making. The full press conference was streamed on the Virginia Senate Dems Facebook page, and is available below:







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