Virginia Senate Democrats Insure Women’s Futures

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, on the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, two bills that promote women’s equality and health passed the Virginia Senate: Sen. McClellan’s SB 1276 would allow insurance companies on the healthcare exchange to cover abor…

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We’re Glad Sen. Chase Reminded Us to Bring Our Popcorn

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, on the floor of the Virginia Senate, Senator Amanda Chase (R - Chesterfield) violated even further the democratic bedrock of the United States and Virginia by propagating conspiracy theories, telling untruths, and attacking her fellow Senators.   Sen. John Bell s…

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Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Lays Out Priorities and Agenda

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus presented some of the priorities and an overview of the legislative agenda they plan to pursue during the 2021 regular session of the Virginia General Assembly. Video of the press conference is available to watch on YouTube&nbs…

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NEW LAWS STARTING JANUARY 01, 2021

  1. Surprise Medical BillingPatients enrolled in managed care health plans previously could receive medical bills for more than their plan’s cost-sharing amounts directly from out-of-network medical service providers. Under the new law, state employees and those enrolled in a he…

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Senate Democrats Applaud Governor Northam’s Budget Priorities

Senate Democrats Applaud Governor Northam’s Budget Priorities RICHMOND, Va.: Today, Gov. Ralph Northam presented his budget priorities heading in to the 2021 legislative session. The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus offered this response: Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: &ldqu…

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SENATE OF VIRGINIA PASSES 2020-2022 BIENNIAL BUDGET

Richmond – Today, the Virginia Senate passed its 2020-2022 biennial budget, SB 5015 on a vote of 24-15. This budget reinforces Senate Democrats' commitment to investing in the Commonwealth’s communities, increasing funding for critical policy measures such as …

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