House Rises to Meet Their Responsibilities to Virginia
–Passes a Second Budget Bill to Send to the Senate–
Here is a quick update from Richmond. Senate Democrats are stonewalling Virginia’s Budget because they are angry that they didn’t get the committee assignments they wanted in the Senate when the Republicans took charge in that body. But I want to assure you that the House is going to meet this challenge forcefully. Today, we passed a second budget that we will send to the Senate Democrats and make them do their job: attend to the people, not the politics.
I am fighting mad about this. It is dead wrong to block our efforts to fund the core functions of government. And I will stay here with my colleagues in the House as long as it takes to get this done.
The House of Delegates is the “People’s House” and we will demand that we fund our fire, police, schools, colleges, transportation, health safety net, and many other areas citizens expect us to do.
Join us by calling your Senator and tell him or her, “Enough stonewalling by Democrat Senators. Do your job and pass a budget”!
In the News
“Virginia Senate Democrats kill another budget plan” from the Washington Post- http://wapo.st/yamJiR
- “In a bid for more committee power and more state spending, Senate Democrats killed the only remaining state budget plan Wednesday, a move likely to heighten partisan rancor in the General Assembly and force a special session.”
“Virginia law enforcement urges passage of state budget, citing safety risk” from the Washington Post- http://wapo.st/zgQCiJ
- “A state shutdown because we do not have a budget will not allow public safety in Virginia regardless of the color of uniform to provide for the protection and security of the people we have sworn to serve,” writes Galax Chief R.C. Clark, Jr., who serves as president of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
“Virginia Democrats should avoid tit-for-tat overreach” from the Washington Post Editorial Board- http://wapo.st/yXv2az
- “The few, flimsy objections Democrats have raised about the budget are a smokescreen. Their real issue is power-sharing: Democrats want it; Republicans won’t give it.”
Words From The Past
Election DayCongressional Midterm ElectionsNovember 4th, 201410 days to go.
ARE YOU READY TO VOTE?Are you registered to vote? Do you know where to vote? Check the Virginia Department of Elections' website.
Candidates on the Ballot in Prince William County, Virginia
Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia
A proposed constitutional amendment will also be on the November ballot
Question: Shall Section 6-A of Article X (Taxation and Finance) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?
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