Mask Mandate Update

February 9, 2022

Friends, One of the most highly charged political issues to emerge so far during the General Assembly Session is the statewide school mask mandate.  Governor Youngkin has endeavored to lift the mandate and to leave the choice to parents as to whether to send their children to school with a mask.  Yesterday, a large bipartisan majority approved an amendment […]

Obenshain Statement on Failure of Charter School Bill in Senate Committee

February 3, 2022

RICHMOND – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement in response to the failure of the Senate Education and Health Committee to  report the charter school bill, SB 125 on a vote of 7-8 earlier today.  “I am extremely disappointed by our failure to pass the regional charter school bill this morning.  It is […]

Obenshain Releases Statement on Bridgewater College Shooting Today

February 1, 2022

RICHMOND, VA – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement today in response to the shooting at Bridgewater College. “The events this afternoon at Bridgewater College are devastating and heartbreaking. I join countless others in our community and across Virginia as we pray for peace and comfort for the families of those affected by these events, their […]

Opinion: Exiting RGGI is a win for Virginia producers and consumers

January 3, 2022

Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced his intention to make energy more affordable for Virginians by withdrawing Virginia from the controversial 11-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  He recently told the Hampton Roads Chambers of Commerce he’ll remove Virginia from the initiative by executive action once he enters office in January.  “RGGI describes itself as a regional market […]

The Jefferson Journal: How California Now Controls Virginia Auto Market

December 10, 2021

By Stephen D. Haner 12/10/2021 — Virginia’s automotive sales market is now officially controlled in Sacramento, with the likelihood that no new internal combustion engines can be sold in the Commonwealth after 2035. The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board, acting not with discretion but on orders from the General Assembly, voted December 2 to adopt […]

Early In Person Voting Information

September 15, 2021

While Election Day is not until Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in-person early voting begins Friday, September 17th. Your in-person early voting location is most likely different from your usual polling place on Election Day. To find out more details and where you need to go to vote early in-person here is the information for the localities in my […]

After voting against it earlier this year, Torian now says he supports repealing right-to-work

September 9, 2021

SEP 7, 2021 | VA Scope In an election season reversal, a powerful Democrat in the House of Delegates now says repealing Virginia’s right-to-work law is a priority to him. This comes just months after he voted to kill the legislation that would have repealed the law earlier this year. House Appropriations Chairman Luke Torian […]

James Madison University trains students that Christians, White males are ‘oppressors’

August 20, 2021

Student employees were taught oppressors have the power to define reality for themselves and others By Jessica Chasmar| Fox News FIRST ON FOX: James Madison University in Virginia is training student employees to recognize that people who identify as male, straight, cisgender, or Christian are “oppressors” that engage in the “systematic subjugation” of other social groups. According to documents obtained by Fox News, […]

Defend Our Law Enforcement

August 5, 2021

Friends, I’m in Richmond for the Special Session that Governor Northam called to allocate the over $4 billion in federal relief money that Virginia received. He might as well have just called the Democrats to Richmond because we Republicans have had little to no ability to advocate for any of our priorities.  Despite this, we […]

Wait, were these CNBC or MSNBC Rankings?

July 16, 2021

Friends, You may have seen in the news recently that CNBC ranked Virginia as the top state in which to do business. If you’re like me, your eyebrows rose when you read it. My mind immediately went to all of the liberal priorities that Governor Northam and his allies in Richmond have pushed through since […]