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Rasoul introduces bill closing gun show loophole

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has introduced a bill that closes a rarely discussed gun-show loop hole. HB 1394 requires a promoter of a firearms show to include a list of vendors that are selling or transferring a firearm.


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Del. Sam Rasoul releases election reform package

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) introduced four new bills on election reform in Virginia. His bills include voluntary public financing of campaigns, redistricting reform, and two constitutional amendments that would allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections.


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Rasoul launches Democratic Promise in rural Virginia

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has launched Democratic Promise, an initiative to help rebuild trust in the Democratic Party in rural Virginia.


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Rasoul to Mountain Valley Pipeline: Don’t touch our drinking water

Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, said today that the Mountain Valley Pipeline poses significant threats to our communities’ water resources.


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Sam Rasoul offers lessons for international students

International students were eager to hear Sam Rasoul share his experiences as a state legislator.


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Rasoul praises court decision to block gerrymandered districts

Del. Sam Rasoul applauded today’s Supreme Court decision blocking 11 state legislative districts gerrymandered by race.


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Rasoul’s childcare licensure bill unanimously passes Senate

The State Senate has unanimously passed a measure to create new protections for Virginia’s children put forward by Del. Sam Rasoul.


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Sam Rasoul talks at EMU about listening, leadership, ‘living out your values’

“If we lead out of our values, it will cost us something,” Delegate Sam Rasoul told a packed crowd at EMU.


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Rasoul files bill to expand access to education, community resources

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has filed HB 2434, a bill that would establish community schools.


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Rasoul requests study to explore fairness in Virginia higher ed admissions

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has filed HJ 585, legislation that would study rates of in-state and out-of-state undergraduate student admissions.


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Sam Rasoul launches Impact Center: Leadership training to be focus

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has launched an initiative called the Impact Center in Roanoke for people looking to have a local impact on their community.


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Del. Sam Rasoul to run for re-election in the 11th House District

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s 11th District in the House of Delegates.


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Sam Rasoul resigns House Democrats leadership post

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.


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Rasoul public primary amendment game-changer for partisanship

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced a bill that calls for a constitutional amendment allowing for public primaries.


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Rasoul healthcare bill passes General Assembly

The Senate passed HB 319, put forward by Del. Sam Rasoul to allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.


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Healthcare services bill passes House of Delegates

A bill proposed by Del. Sam Rasoul would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.


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Supreme Court opinion improves juvenile justice: Rasoul’s HB53 becomes law

Del. Sam Rasoul applauded the Supreme Court ruling that minors sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment must have a chance to argue for their release.


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Del. Sam Rasoul joins Transparency Caucus, urges open government

Del. Sam Rasoul helped found the Transparency Caucus, which is dedicated to making the General Assembly and its proceedings more accessible to the public.


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Del. Sam Rasoul files bill to help medical professionals, low-income patients

Del. Sam Rasoul has filed a bill that would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.


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Del. Sam Rasoul statement on concealed carry reform

Del. Sam Rasoul released a statement on news that Virginia will no longer honor concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states.


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Del. Sam Rasoul files bill to help stop predatory lending

Del. Sam Rasoul has filed HB 103, a bill that would help buyers by placing a cap on the interest rate that consumer finance companies can charge on a loan.


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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul unveils Good Government legislation

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has announced that he will put forward a Good Government legislation package during the 2016 legislative session.


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Del. Sam Rasoul leads Friday #RealRoanoke rally

Del. Sam Rasoul has organized an Anti-Terrorism/Pro-Humanity Rally to show the world the #RealRoanoke. The rally seeks to show Roanoke in a positive light and will feature activities, speakers, and a food and clothing drive to help those in need.


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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul comments on David Bowers statement on Syrian refugees

In response to a statement released by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers that referenced the Japanese internment camps of World War II with regard to his call to stop the settlement of Syrian refugees in the city, Del. Sam Rasoul has released the following statement.


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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul statement on OneVirginia2021 redistricting lawsuit

Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul offered a statement on the OneVirginia2021 redistricting lawsuit.


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Del. Sam Rasoul disappointed in governor’s privacy veto

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has expressed disappointment in Governor McAuliffe’s Friday veto of SB 965, legislation that would have limited government retention of personal data from license plate readers.


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Del. Sam Rasoul files paperwork for second term in House of Delegates

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has filed paperwork to run for re-election in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates.


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Rasoul receives Solid as a Rock education award

The Virginia Educators Association (VEA) recognized Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) this past week with its “Solid as a Rock” award, indicating a 100 percent rating for his 2015 voting record. This is the second year in a row that Rasoul has received a 100 percent rating from the VEA.


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Del. Sam Rasoul applauds grant to create Gill Memorial Technology Accelerator

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) released the following statement regarding the Governor’s announcement Monday morning that Roanoke is the recipient of a $600,000 grant from Industrial Revitalization Fund.


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Delegate Sam Rasoul’s renewable energy bill goes to governor for signature

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) said that HB 1297, passed by the Virginia Senate last week, is an important measure to protect the environment and shift the Commonwealth’s long-term energy focus toward renewable energy.


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Del. Sam Rasoul commends attorney general for Natural Bridge Zoo inquiry

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) applauded Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that his office is initiating an inquiry into Natural Bridge Zoo.


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Rasoul tax cut on renewable energy passed by House

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)’s HB1297, a measure that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy, was passed by the House of Delegates this week with broad bipartisan support.


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Del. Sam Rasoul’s Truth in Donating Act passes House

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)’s HB1860, known as the Truth in Donating Act, was passed Tuesday in the Virginia House of Delegates with broad bipartisan support.


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Del. Sam Rasoul calls for limits on government data collection

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) commended the House of Delegates committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety for moving forward HB1673, a bill that will limit government retention of personal data.


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Del. Sam Rasoul on Norfolk Southern Roanoke announcement

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) criticized today’s announcement that Norfolk Southern will close its building in Roanoke and relocate, resulting in a loss a 400 jobs to the Roanoke region.