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Virginia Democrats put attention on GOP bathroom bill

Virginia Democrats are putting Republicans on the defensive as Del. Bob Marshall doubles down on his bathroom bill.

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Virginia Democrats raise issue with Marshall’s ‘bathroom bill’

Delegate Bob Marshall has proposed HB 1612, a “bathroom bill” nearly identical to a North Carolina measure that cost the state $600 million.

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ACLU calls for defeat of bill licensing discrimination against LGBT Virginians

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement attributed to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia regarding HB1414, a bill to license discrimination that was pre-filed for consideration in the 2015 General Assembly Session by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas).

Bob Marshall: McAuliffe Ebola policy ineffective

While Governor Terry McAuliffe said Monday he will not impose mandatory quarantine on travelers from Ebola prevalent countries, the U.S. Defense Department is doing precisely that.

Bob Marshall: Govs. Cuomo, Christie impose Ebola quarantine, McAuliffe silent

Last week Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13) sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to help protect the citizens of Virginia from the threat of Ebola.

Republican lawmakers seek Virginia Ebola travel bans

In light of reports that 13 African nations have banned travel from Ebola prevalent areas to their countries, and reports of airlines that have suspended commercial flights to such areas, three GOP lawmakers sent a letter urging Governor Terry McAuliffe to seek similar bans for Virginia airports and seaports.

Marshall requests AG Herring for legal opinion on bigamy

Republican Del. Bob Marshall today requested an official opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring on the constitutitionality of Virginia’s bigamy laws in light of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Virginia’s Marriage Amendment case.

Bob Marshall on Supreme Court gay marriage decision

The US Supreme Court has left the scene of a “hit and run” it caused by letting stand the decision of two federal Appeals judges striking down Virginia’s voter-approved Marriage Amendment.

Brief statement from Bob Marshall on Supreme Court stay in marriage case

Statement from Republican State Del. Bob Marshall on the Supreme Court stay in the Virginia marriage equality case.

Bob Marshall: Appeals court decision on marriage case flies in face of Supreme Court

The Court of Appeals refusal to deny a stay of starting so-called same sex marriages in Virginia is lacking in moral clarity, historical precedent, social benefit and authentic constitutional grounding.

Marriage amendment sponsor Bob Marshall on court ruling

Nations and cultures around the world have recognized for millennia that marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.

Bob Marshall asks governor to recruit judges to help with border crisis

Bob Marshall, being Bob Marshall, wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use state resources to assist in the resolution to the border crisis.

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Roundup: Reaction to McAuliffe budget, Medicaid vetoes

Virginia political leaders react to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s line item vetoes of items in the state budget aimed at protecting his plan for expansion of the state Medicaid system.

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Pastors call for AG Mark Herring impeachment

The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) and the Frederick Douglass Foundation of Virginia today united with Delegate Bob Marshall (R-VA) to pressure the Virginia State Legislature to pursue impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Mark Herring.


ACLU applauds Gov. McAuliffe for signing cell phone tracking bill

The ACLU of Virginia applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe for signing House Bill 17- a bipartisan bill whose chief co-patrons were Delegates Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) and Betsy Carr (D-Richmond).

Sam Rasoul joins in formation of Ben Franklin Liberty Caucus

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul joined other legislators in the General Assembly to co-found the Ben Franklin Liberty Caucus.

Bob Marshall: Impeach judge who ruled same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Tea Party Republican Del. Bob Marshall is calling for the impeachment of federal Judge Arena Wright Allen, who ruled this month that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Bob Marshall continues PR campaign to pressure Mark Herring on marriage issue

Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) and 52 other delegates asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appoint special counsel in light of Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to not only refuse to defend the Virginia Constitution but to actually file a brief in support of those bringing the cases against Virginia’s Marriage Amendment.

Bob Marshall urges special counsel in same sex marriage issue

Del. Robert G. “Bob” Marshall has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appoint a special counsel to defend the Virginia Constitution against litigation pending to overturn the constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Bob Marshall: Gov. McAuliffe’s Executive Order No. 1 ‘lawless’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has no legal or constitutional authority to add protected classes of state employees to the Virginia Human Rights Law, according to Republican Del. Bob Marshall, who is terming McAuliffe’s Executive Order Number One “completely lawless!.”

Bob Marshall: McAuliffe thinks he can get away with it

“If [Governor-elect] Mr. McAuliffe thinks he can usurp powers of the legislature, he’s courting a divorce before the honeymoon… this is Virginia, not Washington.” That’s what I told the Charlottesville NBC affiliate recently when asked to comment about McAuliffe’s plan to extend special protections to certain classes of state employees.

McDonnell repays loan to benefactor

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that loans made to his wife and his family business by Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams have been repaid.

Marshall: Gift disclosure law must be tightened

Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) has requested legislation be drawn up to significantly strengthen the reporting requirement for gifts to Virginia public officials.

House committee backs study of bizarre currency policy

The Republican-controlled House Rules Studies subcommittee voted on Friday to support a new study to move the Commonwealth to an alternative currency.

House committee passes nullification measure

The Republican-controlled House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee on Friday approved Del. Bob Marshall’s extreme bill that will prevent the Virginia government from complying with federal gun control legislation enacted after Dec. 31, 2012. All Republicans in the committee voted in favor of the legislation.

Goodlatte, Allen fight back primary challenges

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former governor and U.S. senator George Allen have successfully fought off respective Republican Party nomination challenges


Analysis: Goodlatte, Allen probably OK

It will all come down to turnout. That’s the conventional wisdom in looking at the Republican Party primaries in the Sixth District and the U.S. Senate race. Turnout is likely to be in the 4 to 6 percent range in Tuesday’s primaries. For the state race, that would translate to roughly 125,000 to 150,000 votes


Voters head to polls Tuesday for GOP primaries

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former Virginia governor and United States senator George Allen are the heavy favorites heading into Republican Party primaries in Virginia on Tuesday, but the final hours will be uneasy ones for the veteran lawmakers

Marshall: GOP loyalty oath requirement sends ‘wrong message’

Del. Bob Marshall is urging Virginia’s GOP leaders to ask the State Board of Elections to rescind its ruling that voters, before taking part in the March 6 Republican presidential primary, must pledge in writing that they intend to support the party’s White House nominee in the Nov. 6 general election. “Ironically, requiring a loyalty […]

Delegate introduces bills to require reporting in abuse cases

State Del. Bob Marshall has introduced bills adding coaches or athletic directors of private sports teams (HB 3) and institutions of higher learning (HB 4) to the list of those who are required to report child sexual abuse, and other similar abuse, to local authorities. “The indifference and inaction of coaches at the University of […]

Chris Graham: Thanks, Bob, for letting us know

Quick note of thanks to Bob Marshall for bringing to our attention that the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond is flying a rainbow flag in support of LGBT equal rights. “I do not believe that a celebration of ‘gay pride’ has anything to do with the mission of the Federal Reserve under the Federal Reserve […]

Groups say UVa. must balance transparency and academic freedom in considering request for professor’s records

Twelve organizations concerned with free speech and the integrity of scientific inquiry on college campuses today asked the University of Virginia to protect academic freedom when it answers a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center and Robert Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. The […]

Bob Marshall: Maintain DADT in Virginia

Losing 32 percent of Marine and 21 percent of Army combat troops in battle would devastate our nation. That is how many soldiers said they will definitely leave the US military service early if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” were repealed. Right before Christmas the “lame duck” Congress ended 232 years of military policy and 6000 years of […]

The AFP on WREL: Report blasts Virginia health care

Editor Chris Graham joins WREL’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan” to talk Virginia news and politics. The segment begins with a discussion of the report of a state advisory council that this week told Gov. Bob McDonnell that the performance of the health-care industry in Virginia is mediocre. What steps can the administration and the General […]

Governor, Republican group react to proposed state action countering DADT

Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to see the Virginia National Guard adhere to the same rules as the Department of Defense with respect to its treatment of gays and lesbians serving in the nation’s military. McDonnell addressed the issue on his monthly call-in show on WTOP in response to questions that have arisen regarding legislation that […]

Bob Marshall: Virginia to challenge Obama health mandates

Column by Bob Marshall Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   For the first time in American history individuals and businesses will be forced by the federal government to purchase private health insurance. Obamacare fundamentally alters our form of government and turns citizens whose rights come from our Creator, into serfs with obligations to lawless Washington predators.

Chris Graham: How about some media backlash?

The media didn’t do its job in glossing over Marshall remarks   Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net     The weight of the media is coming down on State Del. Bob Marshall, and rightly so. “The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you […]

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Featured: Del. Bob Marshall, Sen. Robert Hurt, Sen. Walter Stosch Bob Marshall: Virginia, the president and Congress www.delegatebob.com Congress is attempting to make Virginia and other states mere administrative agents for dubious public policies that the Congress either lack the money to enforce or the authority to enact. Congress has seen states pay for the […]

Warner holds early name, favorability edge in Senate race

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It’s all good for Mark Warner right now with five months and change to go to Election Day. Warner is viewed favorably by just under half of registered voters in Virginia, according to a poll conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University that was released today.