We are a week away from the 2019 General Assembly legislative session adjourning. This past week, the House has been hearing and discussing bills which passed out of the Senate and the Senate has done the same with our bills. The majority of committees have completed their duties of hearing bills and the remainder of our work will happen on the House floor. One of the bills the House has approved was a bill that would conform our taxes to the new federal tax plan. This bill will allows the Commonwealth to swiftly provide Virginians with their tax refunds. It is on Governor's desk and he has until midnight on February 20th to sign the bill into law.
One of the final bills which still needs to be voted on is the budget. At the beginning of the legislative session, the Governor proposed his budget. This budget was debated on and amended by both the Senate and the House of Delegates. Each body has presented their versions of the budget, which were both approved by their respective bodies.
There are still major differences between these two budget bills. To reconcile these differences, the two chambers have assigned members to a conference committee. This committee will work diligently to strike a compromise between the two budgets and present a final proposal. Once we have a final budget, I will be sure to update you on its contents.
I invite you to meet with me on February26th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Chantilly Regional Library for my monthly office hours. Office hours allow constituents of the 67th District to express their concerns or comments on what's happening at the state level and within the district.
I am proud to announce that I will be opening my campaign office on March 2nd! Please join our celebration and help us collect petitions to get me back on the ballot in November. Event details are below.
Town Hall with Delegate Delaney and Senator Petersen:
Please join Senator Chap Petersen and me on the 23rd of March from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Sully Governmental Center (4900 Stonecroft Blvd. Chantilly, VA 20151) for our post-legislative session town hall. We will provide an overview of the 2019 General Assembly legislative session, provide insights on what may come during the reconvene session in April, and will address any questions or concerns you may have. You can find more information here.
Thank You For Stopping By!:
I want to thank everyone who visited my office this week. It is always a pleasure to meet with constituents and advocacy groups. If you are planning a trip to Richmond during the legislative session, please be sure to reach out to my office. I would thoroughly enjoy having you as my guest, providing you with tours of the Capitol and inviting you to sit in the Gallery during the session.