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"Last fall, Virginians showed up in masses to demand action on gun violence, election reform, civil rights, and climate change. Our new majority delivered on our promise by passing numerous pieces of common-sense firearm legislation, HB 201 and the other voter rights bills, the ERA, and several bills to combat climate change. I am so proud to be a leader in this new progressive majority. We are just getting started for Virginians."

This week we have been working through many of the Senate’s bills. This meant late nights on the floor with my colleagues to make sure that all of our revenue bills were completed on time while making progress on the regular calendar and in committees.

"Same-day registration is one of the easiest ways to make voting more accessible to all Virginians. We have taken down one of the many barriers that has contributed to Virginia being the second-hardest state in the nation to cast your ballot through its passage today," stated Delegate Ayala. "I applaud the Senate for joining the House in passing this very important

A huge win for Virginians this week with the passage this week comes in the House’s passage of our Budget bill. This year’s budget bill was a colossal undertaking to create, but I am very proud of the end result! It makes great steps to help create a Commonwealth ready for 21st century challenges, while at the same time maintaining the fiscal responsibility Virginia is known for.

"This along with the rest of the budget is the​ most progressive our Commonwealth has seen in its history,​ while at the same time maintaining the fiscal responsibility that allows Virginia to s​ave nearly $2.2 billion and retain our ‘AAA’ bond rating.​ I am looking forward to supporting this budget on the House floor."

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s fitting today is the day for love. Because if there’s one theme to represent our session this year, it’s a love for our Commonwealth. We’re showing affection for our environment by passing landmark energy bills. We’re showing our passion for our schools by supporting the Governor’s huge increase in education funding. And, of course, we’re protecting everyone’s ability to love whoever their heart desires!