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House Dems Demand Re-Districting Vote

January 17, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today called for a full floor vote on a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to create a nonpartisan re-districting commission.

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House Dems Condemn Abortion-Shaming Resolution

January 16, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today condemned the advancement of a resolution that would shame women who have had abortions.

The resolution, which was introduced by Del. Ben Cline of Rockbridge, would recognize Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as a “Day of Tears.” The resolution passed the House Rules Committee by voice vote, over the opposition of Democrats.

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House Dems Welcome Ward, Price to Leadership Team

January 16, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today elected two new members to fill vacancies on their leadership team.

Delegate Jeion Joyner Ward will serve as Vice Chair of Operations and Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price will serve as Secretary.

Both women hail from the Hampton Roads area. Ward represents the 92nd District, which encompasses a portion of Hampton. Price represents the 95th House District, which includes parts of Newport News and Hampton.

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House Dems Stand in Support of John Lewis on MLK Day as GOP Remain in Seats

January 16, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – After a rousing Martin Luther King Day speech delivered by Del. Roslyn Tyler of Sussex, Virginia House Democrats rose to their feet and stood in support of civil rights hero U.S. Rep. John Lewis as Republicans remained in their seats.

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House Dems Plans Focus on Jobs, Economic Opportunity

January 12, 2017Press Release Bills will support jobs, raise wages and relieve student debt

RICHMOND, Va. – As several Republicans held a press conference about bathrooms, House Democratic leaders today rolled out a robust package of new initiatives that will strengthen the New Virginia Economy and ensure no working person is left behind.

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House Dems Congratulate Jennifer McClellan on Election to Senate

January 11, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia House Democratic Caucus leadership tonight congratulated Delegate Jennifer McClellan on her election to the Senate:

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House Dems Unveil Plan for Refinancing Student Loan Debt

January 11, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – At a press conference held at the State Capitol, Virginia House Democrats today announced new legislation that would allow borrowers to refinance student loan debt.

The bill, sponsored by Delegate Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), would revive the Virginia Education Loan Authority (VELA) and empower the entity to re-finance high-interest student loans.

An estimated 629,000 Virginians could benefit from re-financing their loans.

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House Dems Thank McAuliffe for Commitment to Jobs, Economy

January 11, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – In response to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s State of the Commonwealth Address, Virginia House Democratic Caucus leadership tonight thanked the governor for his commitment to creating jobs and strengthening the state’s economy.

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House Dems Congratulate Cheryl Turpin on Well-Fought Race

January 11, 2017Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia House Democratic Caucus leadership tonight congratulated educator Cheryl Turpin on a well-fought race in the 85th District.

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House Dems Unveil Plan for Refinancing Student Loan Debt

January 9, 2017Press ReleaseMore than 600,000 Virginians Would Save Money from Refinancing

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