To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Legislature Passes 2nd Bill Setting Foundation to Reject EPA Clean Power Plan

RICHMOND, Va. (March 11, 2016) – A 2nd Virginia bill that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice passed the state Senate last week and now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting his action.

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Virginia HB259 – setting the foundation to prevent “the Board of Education from replacing the educational objectives known as the Standards of Learning with Common Core State Standards” – originally passed the House 77-22.

But a veto override attempt failed yesterday. It needed 66 votes and the result was 64-32.
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Virginia Governor Misrepresents State Constitution to Veto Bill Setting Stage to Limit EPA

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar 3, 2016) – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) blatantly misrepresented the Virginia state constitution and vetoed a bill that would have taken a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice passed out of the state House yesterday.

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Virginia Republican House Leadership Chooses Federal Supremacy; Kills Legislation to Block Federal Gun Control

Leadership in the Virginia House of Delegates took an ax to legislation that would have defended Americans’ gun rights against unlawful federal intrusion, killing three bills to support the Second Amendment without so much as a vote.

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