Weekly Newsletter 8


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.

Budget Update

This week the House and Senate both announced members who will serve as “budget conferees.” The six members from the House and the seven members from Senate will work together to reach a consensus on a final budget that can pass both the House and Senate. The biggest difference between the two budget proposals is that the House’s version includes a way to provide healthcare with conservative reforms to low-income Virginians while the Senate version does not.

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.

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Giving Back

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.

After session, we will be planning different events to give updates about how session went and engage in meaningful conversations about what we still have to work on with our constituents. If you are interested in attending or being apart of those discussions, please let us know and we will keep you updated.
It is an honor to be your Delegate, and I hope that I have made you all proud this session.

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