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.
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.
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.