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Speaker Howell announces House Budget conferees

House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) named the House conferees who will negotiate with the Senate on the final budget conference reports.


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House Speaker Bill Howell comments on House redistricting ruling

In a 2-1 decision written by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne, the Eastern District Court upheld the House of Delegates redistricting plan adopted in 2011, concluding that “each of the twelve Challenged Districts withstands constitutional scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause.”


Speaker Howell and Delegate Chris Stolle on Governor McAuliffe’s veto of HB 2322

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and Delegate Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) commented Friday on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s veto of House Bill 2322, which would have allowed Virginia insurance companies to offer affordable healthcare plans if the Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell.


Remarks by House Speaker Bill Howell on the 2015 General Assembly Session

Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.


Voters return convicted politician to House of Delegates

Rare bipartisan unity is breaking out in Richmond on the eve of the beginning of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session in the wake of Tuesday’s surprise win for Joe Morrissey.


House Speaker Bill Howell on Bob McDonnell sentencing

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on Governor Bob McDonnell.


House Speaker Bill Howell announces re-election campaign

Virginia House of Delegate Speaker and 28th District Delegate William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced his campaign for re-election to the House of Delegates in an online web video Thursday.


Richmond Democratic Del. Joe Morrissey resigns, will run in special election

Embattled Richmond Democratic Del. Joe Morrissey finally heeded calls from fellow lawmakers to resign after entering an Alford plea on charges that he engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with an underage staffer, formally stepping down on Thursday.


House Speaker Bill Howell on ethics commission recommendations

House Speaker Bill Howell issued the following statement Monday on the interim recommendations of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


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Speaker Howell sets special election date in 34th House of Delegates district

House Speaker Bill Howell issued a writ of election for the 34th House District, setting Jan. 6, 2015 as the date of the special election to fill the seat that will be vacated by Del. Barbara Comstock.


House Speaker Bill Howell on Ed Gillespie Senate campaign

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell issued the following statement Friday on Ed Gillespie.


House Speaker Bill Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell commented Friday on a new analysis from the Virginia State Corporation Commission that indicates Virginia families and businesses could see $5.5 to $6 billion in higher energy costs under an EPA regulation proposed by President Barack Obama.


House Speaker Bill Howell statement on gay marriage ruling

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday on the Supreme Court decision in the Virginia gay marriage case.


House Speaker Bill Howell on Medicaid Special Session

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the upcoming special session of the General Assembly.


House Speaker Bill Howell on McDonnell corruption conviction

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell issued the following statement Thursday on the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell.


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Medicaid fight: Republicans, Democrats fight with your money

Last month, Democratic Attorney General hired constitutional law expert A.E. Dick Howard to advise his office on the pending battle over Medicaid expansion being waged in Richmond.


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Democrats decry Virginia House GOP dirty tricks

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with the dirty tricks that they say House Republicans are using to make sure that 400,000 Virginians are denied their healthcare.


Leaders tout free tax prep program

Department of Taxation Commissioner Craig Burns, House Speaker Bill Howell, Sen. Bryce Reeves, Del. Kathy Byron, Del. Mark Keam, Del. Mark Cole, and others urged eligible Virginia residents to use the Free File program to save money at tax time.


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Winners/Losers: The 2013 Virginia elections

Winner: Terry McAuliffe This one is obvious. The Macker didn’t win by anywhere near the margin the final polls had indicated, but a win is a win is a win. Loser: Terry McAuliffe Also obvious. He wins by 10 points, he has a mandate. He wins by two, and he’s greeted by House Speaker Bill Howell trash-talking him.


Back-handed compliment: Howell sends warning to McAuliffe

The ink is not yet dry on Terry McAuliffe’s win in Tuesday’s governor’s race, and he’s already in for a fight with Republicans in the House of Delegates, judging from the congratulatory message offered by House Speaker Bill Howell.


No surprise – House rejects proposed Kaine tax increase

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A move by House Republican leaders to get outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine’s politically tone-deaf state income-tax increase up for an early vote on the House floor did what it was supposed to do. The House voted 97-0 on Thursday to reject the proposed 1 percent state income-tax hike that […]


Speaker announces ethics subcommittee

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, announced today the creation of a special Subcommittee on Ethics to develop an update to the General Assembly’s conflict of interest rules and lead consideration of all bills introduced into the House in the 2010 legislative session relating to conflicts of interest. […]


Howell, Putney address concerns over health-care reform

Pair cite state Medicaid-funding issue in letter to Webb, Warner Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Lacey E. Putney, I-Bedford, today announced that they have written U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner to voice their “significant concern” about the impact that health-care reform bill making […]


Focus | Does Virginia’s state-budget process make sense?

House Speaker weighs in Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Kaine administration is hard at work putting together a proposed two-year budget for state lawmakers to review in the upcoming 2010 General Assembly session. Anybody see what might be wrong with this picture? The big thing is that Tim Kaine won’t be governor next year, […]


House Dems to Speaker Howell: Get the fox away from the hen house

As the House Appropriations Committee met Monday to discuss additional cuts to the state budget, embattled Del. Phil Hamilton continued to serve on a committee that oversees state spending while under the cloud of a federal investigation. House Democrats renewed their call, now echoed by statewide Republican candidate for attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, for Speaker […]


The AFP Blog – Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

– Stuarts Draft man charged with murder for hire, Thursday, 6 p.m. – Miss America 2008 to speak at JMU on eating disorders, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – Family Foundation praises passage of marriage curriculum bill, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – White House announces formation of faith-based partnerships office, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – Wagner picks up several […]


The AFP Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

– Perriello criticizes tobacco tax in SCHIP bill, Wednesday, 1:40 p.m. – Conservation easements top 100,000 acres in Valley, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – Treasury announces new restrictions on executive compensation, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House GOP pushing mental-health reforms, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House bill allowing government-sanctioned sectarian prayers at government meetings unconstitutional, ACLU says, […]


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Looks like I gave the ‘Pubs too much credit too soon. “I’m glad the Speaker has finally come around to an initiative we’ve been pushing for more than two years now – although it seems to me that his sudden commitment to transparency in government has more to do with Republican electoral prospects than the […]


House GOP accedes to recorded subcommittee votes

House Democrats are claiming victory in a decision by the Republican majority in the lower chamber of the Virginia General Assembly to record subcommittee votes in the upcoming legislative session. Me, I’m wondering if this change in approach from the GOP might be a setup for some election-year gimmickry.