Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Thanks to Republican Delegates

This web site is fairly sure Virginia's Republican Delegates have already seen Carol Stopps' pithy report on their good work. This web site would have forwarded her e-mail to them with a heading like "More Thanks" or "Second the Thanks," last week, if this web site had been more active than it was. This web site is now embarrassed by its inactivity. Anyway, here, for posterity, is CS's Cooperative Legislative Action group's commendation:

"We may be getting rolled in Washington. But in Virginia Republicans are holding strong.

We owe a big thank you to all committee members who yesterday killed two big parts of the progressive statist agenda.
 
The Obamacare State Exchange...DEAD in the House
An increase in the minimum wage...DEAD in the House

"At present, we are getting rolled in Washington.  Democrats have pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals.  Instead of an equal and opposing force in the opposite direction, Republicans have….. pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals."    -    Erick Erickson, Morning Briefing 2/5/14


Here are the bills:

HB 292 Obamacare state exchange. Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor by voice vote

HB 32   Minimum wage increase. Tabled in Commerce and Labor by voice vote

HB 536  Minimum wage increase. Tabled in Commerce and Labor by voice vote

These are the Republican members of the Commerce and Labor Committee. We have no way to know exactly how they voted without recorded votes, but we will assume the best, and we thank them all   :)




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