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Sullivan: A remade SCC and a new path toward Virginia’s Clean Energy transition

March 18, 2021News Clip

After years of modest and calculated energy regulation, the status quo is set to be broken as the General Assembly has confirmed two new commissioners to the State Corporation Commission.

If I stopped 100 people on the street and asked each of them what the SCC is, I would not expect many responses. The SCC is an obscure state regulatory agency, but its impact on the everyday lives of Virginians is immeasurable.

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House Dems Use Session to Build a Better Virginia

March 1, 2021Press Release

RICHMOND, VA—Today, the Virginia General Assembly concluded business for the 2021 Regular and Special Legislative Session. Many House Democratic Caucus priorities passed both chambers, from protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic to expanding voting rights and increasing education funding.

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More than 20 guns removed from Prince William, Manassas residents so far via 'red flag' law

February 25, 2021News Clip

At least eight Prince William County residents and one Manassas City resident have had their firearms confiscated by local police since Virginia’s “red flag” law took effect last July. In every instance, the law was used to remove firearms from people who were either involved in violent domestic disputes or were experiencing a severe mental health crisis. 

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Virginia General Assembly Passes Legislation Abolishing the Death Penalty

February 22, 2021Press ReleaseVirginia set to become the first Southern state to end the practice

RICHMOND, VA—Delegate Mike Mullin’s measure to abolish the Death Penalty in Virginia (HB 2263) passed the Senate today with a vote of

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House of Delegates Passes Amended Biennial Budget

February 14, 2021Press Release

RICHMOND, VA—Today the Virginia House of Delegates passed the amended 2020-2022 biennial budget (HB 1800) by a vote of 68-30.  

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Virginia House Democrats Enhance Rights for Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

February 13, 2021Press Release

RICHMOND, VA—July 1 marks the implementation of new laws protecting victims or preventing cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. 

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A Look at Some of the Transportation-Related Legislation Moving Forward at the General Assembly

February 13, 2021News Clip

Nearly half of Virginia’s carbon emissions come from transportation. The House of Delegates took on a number of bills hoping to reduce those emissions, and now they’re in the senate’s hands.

Of course, it's impossible to talk about transportation without talking about cars. And a couple of bills that made it through the House deal with new ones.

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Bill allowing Arlington to rename Lee Highway is halfway to final approval

February 13, 2021News Clip

While passage may be likely, it could still be a few weeks until Arlington officials know whether they will gain the power to rename Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) within the county’s boundaries.

Arlington leaders object to the name because of its connection to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Legislation patroned by Del. Rip Sullivan (D-McLean-Arlington) to give the county government authority to change the name passed the House of Delegates 58-41. The state Senate will address the issue during the special session called by Gov. Ralph Northam.

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House Democrats Celebrate Passage of Crucial Legislation

October 15, 2020Press ReleaseSignificant COVID-19 support, police and criminal justice reform passed during Special Session

RICHMOND, VA—Today, the General Assembly voted on additional Special Session legislation, passing eight House Dem bills which reported out of conference committees. The measures will go to Governor Ralph Northam for further action.

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19 House Democratic Caucus Bills Proceed to Governor for Review

October 7, 2020Press ReleaseLegislation includes COVID-19 relief, police and criminal justice reform

RICHMOND, VA—Today, six additional bills introduced by House Democrats were approved by the House of Delegates and will be conveyed to the governor. In total, 19 House Democratic Caucus bills have been passed by both the House and Senate during the 2020 Special Session.

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