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September 9, 2022
This week, the General Assembly reconvened for a special session to fill a vacancy on the State Corporation Commission. After much discussion with the Senate there was no agreement on who should fill the vacancy. House Republicans then voted to adjourn the session. However, recognizing that we still have more work to do, the Senate voted against adjournment. We are at an unfortunate stalemate.
September 2, 2022
Happy Labor Day Weekend! I am so grateful for all of the hard-working families in our district and I wish you a restful holiday. As a reminder, all Fairfax County Public Schools and Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed for employees and students on Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe, joyful, and relaxing holiday weekend.
August 26, 2022
This week, President Biden announced his Student Loan Debt plan which will cancel up to $20,000 of federal student loans for qualifying individuals. The Biden Administration has also forgiven all remaining federal student loan debt for students who were defrauded by certain for-profit colleges, such as ITT Tech. Protecting students from post-secondary education fraud is something that I have worked on in Virginia for years. In 2017, I introduced the law that requires predatory for-profit colleges to be more transparent with students prior to enrollment. I am grateful to President Biden for giving power back to students who were left with useless or non-transferable credits after investing their time and money in these misleading institutions.
August 19, 2022
Happy First Day of School! Beginning next week, students and teachers are heading back to school for a new academic year. I encourage all parents, guardians, and child care officials to check out the latest guidance on COVID-19 and immunizations as well as other resources offered by the Virginia Department of Health. Together, we can ensure that our children have a safe and healthy transition back to classrooms.
July 8, 2022
I’m proud of the work I have done in the Virginia legislature to combat gun violence and pass critical life saving bills. I established the Gun Violence Protection Caucus and have fought hard for gun safety measures like universal background checks and “red flag laws.” Americans are tired of receiving only words of sympathy after tragedies. People want comprehensive change. As your Delegate, I will continue updating Virginia’s laws to make the Commonwealth a safe place to live and raise a family.
July 2, 2022
Happy 4th of July! I always enjoy the parades and the fireworks as we celebrate the birth of our great Nation. Whatever your plans are for this holiday weekend, I wish you a safe and joyful weekend. Let’s take time to appreciate and celebrate our wonderful country.
May 28, 2022
On Tuesday, June 1st, the General Assembly will return to Richmond to vote on the budget. I look forward to reviewing the final budget report this weekend, and to review bills that have been vetoed by the Governor. This should be a one day meeting. We will also use this in person meeting of our caucus to elect a new leader.
May 24, 2022
Last week was another busy week in the district! I want to thank everyone who attended my joint Town Hall with Delegate Sullivan, Senator Favola and Senator Boysko. It was great to see each of you and hear your concerns. Last Friday, Governor Youngkin ceremonially signed 23 bills highlighting the priorities of Virginia’s military and veteran community. After delivering remarks, Governor Youngkin also signed a proclamation to honor Armed Forces Day, which will be recognized on May 21, 2022.
March 14, 2022
Unfortunately, we still do not have an agreement on the biennial-budget between the Chambers. Tax cuts are a main sticking point between the House and Senate because of the impact on revenue and on commitments we made last year to fund transportation, education and other priorities here in our district. We will have a special session to continue to work towards an agreement in the coming weeks. We also will consider the bills that were continued from the regular session.