During session, I try to make weekly updates to keep my constituents informed. I will also post other news stories and materials here.
The 2017 Legislative session ended with some clear wins and some losses. We see nearly three thousand proposed bills, and I want to share with you some of the highlights.
Monday, March 20th was ‘crossover’ day, when bills must cross from the originating House to the other side. A final push to pass bills from the House of Delegates to the Senate resulted in a long day of debating and voting on the Floor. One very controversial bill was passed unilaterally out of the House of Delegates by the majority party despite serious concerns and objections by Republicans.Read more
During the Legislative session there are issues and bills that often fall right along party lines due to a fundamental difference in political ideology. However, there are also times when those differences are irrelevant, as both parties come together to address issues that are important to all. In this update I will highlight a couple of issues in which I opposed progressive ideology, and a couple of issues where both parties came together.Read more
Just past the halfway mark in the legislative session and I’d like to take a moment to update you on the legislation that I presented this week:
Last week the House and Senate took up a joint resolution, SJ 5 and HJ 3 for the express purpose of transferring authority from the Governor and the General Assembly to the Office of the Attorney General to sue the federal government at his sole will and discretion.Read more