The 2018 General Assembly session is entering its final week! The last week of the session will be a busy one, there are hundreds of bills still waiting to be acted on by both the House and Senate, and we still have a lot of work to do on the budget.
Last week, I shared with you why I voted against the House budget proposal. I still stand behind that decision because the House budget includes a plan to expand Medicaid. I respect my colleagues who are supporting this plan, there are good conservatives on both sides, but I respectfully disagree with this approach. Just this week, President Trump announced his plan to remove Medicaid from the Federal budget. Virginia needs to reform our healthcare system, but we cannot rely on funding from Washington to do it.
On Monday, both sides of the House of Delegates came together to defeat the Senate in the annual Capitol Basketball Game. The House Pages also took home the spirit award! Every year, the two chambers work together to help raise money for the VCU Massey Center. I’m proud to be apart of this team that helped raise over $14,000 to help battle cancer.
I encourage you to keep in touch with me and my office over the coming months. We value the feedback you provide on a continual basis as it helps us do a better job of representing you. You can email our office at DelJMcGuire@house.virginia.gov or call me at (804)-389-8160. You can also follow our Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.