Weekly Newsletter 4

Time is moving fast during my first session in the House of Delegates. It’s hard to believe, but we are just over a week away from Crossover, which is the time when all the bills passed by the House head to the Senate and all of the Senate bills come to the House. The House has already passed several major pieces of legislation and we look forward to that work continuing.

The House is leading by example with the passage of a new Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. This is an important topic and one that was a priority for me this year. In light of recent news reports across the country regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, this legislation assures our constituents that we take the issue seriously.

This week, my bill to place a veteran’s indicator on Virginia’s drivers licenses passed out of the Transportation Committee on a 21-0 vote and is now being heard on the floor. Virginia will soon have 1 million Veterans and we need policies that will support them. You can follow along with the bill’s progress here.

Thank you to all of those who participated in my Pre-Session Survey. Your responses help me to do my best to represent our district. I wanted to share with you some of the results below:
  • 59% of you agree that we need to prioritize improving our public schools. That is why I introduced HB 740, a bill that will help schools to better their cyber and computer skills opportunities to meet the growing demands for those new jobs in Virginia.
  • Over 70% of you agreed that we need to better address the heroin and opioid problem in our Commonwealth. The House of Delegates has been hard at work already to pass legislation addressing this crisis.
  • 81% of you believe that the General Assembly’s highest priority should be to cut wasteful government spending. As we continue to work on the new budget, my colleagues and I will focus on supporting our citizens while also being mindful to make sure we spend money efficiently
I have enjoyed seeing many of you visit me at my Capitol Office and I hope more will continue to stop by over the course of the 2018 General Assembly Session. Don’t forget to follow along on ourFacebook and Twitter for daily updates.
Our work in Richmond is far from done, and I want to hear from you how we can do better. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our office at DelJMcGuire@house.virginia.gov.

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