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Va. House committee advances its first Democratic gun-control bills to floor

January 28, 2020News Clip

RICHMOND — Virginia Democrats advanced most of their gun-control bills Friday in the House of Delegates, voting to expand background checks on gun buyers and reinstate the one-handgun-purchase-per-month rule, among other measures, but did not hear a proposal for an assault-weapons ban.

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Sullivan bills to focus on environment, guns, hate crimes

January 28, 2020News Clip

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Fairfax-Arlington) is looking forward to an active 2020 General Assembly session, with lawmakers advancing legislation on  transportation, energy, equality, economic opportunity, health care and redistricting reform.

“This is going to be a great year for progress in the Virginia General Assembly,” he predicted in comments to the Sun Gazette.

Key among his initiatives this year, Sullivan will carry the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which proposes a long-slate of environmental measures.

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Arlington’s Delegates Push to Correct Civil Rights Injustices and Restrict Firearms Access

January 28, 2020News Clip

Arlington’s state senators aren’t alone in pushing for gun control in Richmond this legislative session — their counterparts in the House of Delegates have also proposed a number of bills on the topic.

Other bills being reviewed by Arlington’s delegates this session range from a local civil rights fight to the recognition of some Arlington cemeteries as historic places.

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Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Committee Vice-Chair Selections

December 12, 2019Press Release
Richmond - Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn today selected vice-chair positions for all of the standing House committees.
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Del. Sullivan tapped for key leadership post in Democratic Caucus

November 13, 2019News Clip

Del. Rip Sullivan will be one of a trio of Northern Virginia legislators to lead Democrats in the House of Delegates for the 2020 session.

Sullivan (D-48th) was elected Nov. 9 to serve as caucus chair, the third-ranking position in the hierarchy of the House Democratic Caucus.

Sullivan will work with Dels. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax County) and Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) to lead the 55-member caucus that will mark the first time in more than two decades Democrats have held the House of Delegates.

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