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After 11:00 PM this evening (June 12), the Virginia Senate passed an amended SB 5003, its version of a 2015-16 budget, on a vote of 21-18. The bill excludes Marketplace VA, a so-called commercial insurance program that would have been the vehicle for expanding Medicaid. In effect, the ”clean budget” bill decouples Medicaid expansion from the budget, breaking the impasse […]
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Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation Fiscal Responsibility Constitutional Government Free Markets March 1, 2013 Governor Robert F. (Bob) McDonnell Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 2329 Dear Governor McDonnell: Veto HB2313 The Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation advocates Founding Principles including fiscal responsibility, Constitutionally-limited government, and free markets. The Republican creed states that the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice. In addition, the creed [...]
Virginia’s General Assembly begins Wednesday, January 9. And there are a few different ways to follow the bills online. And of course, you can track bills right here on this website through Richmond Tea Party’s Action Center!
Virginia’s General Assembly has directed that a measure be placed on the ballot this November asking citizens to vote on an amendment to the commonwealth’s constitution that will firmly establish private property rights. For most of U.S. history, people had assumed that the right to their property was sacred and government could take it from [...]
Statement of Speaker William J. Howell Regarding Today’s Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement today following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: “I was very disappointed to [...]
Received Via Email: According to the calendar, today is the last day of session. And it would be, too, if we had a budget. With the clock ticking down to zero, however, it looks like we're going into overtime. We will take up a few bills in conference today, but the budget towers over every other consideration, and if we don't finish today, we will be back soon to get the job done. For now, I would like to use [...]
“Virginia Senate Democrats prove their loyalty to unions over children” February 16, 2011 (Richmond, Virginia) – The Virginia Tea Party Federation, a coalition of 40 tea party/patriot/912 groups across the state of Virginia, is outraged by the actions of the Virginia Senate Finance Committee yesterday on HB 2314 – Income Tax Credit for Education. Despite the pleas of parents and students, and the proven effectiveness of such programs in states like Florida, Senate Democrats ignored their constituents and voted in [...]
Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation Thanks Senate Democrats Deeds and Puckett for Protecting Private Property Rights February 15, 2011 (Richmond, Virginia) – Despite the attempts of some Senate Democrats, and special interest groups, HJ 693 (Constitutional amendment; taking or damaging of private property for public use) was saved and voted out of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee today. The Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation is in support of this amendment which would protect private property from eminent domain abuse. [...]