(This post originally appeared as an online edition of our newsletter on January 12th, 2018.)
The 2018 Legislative Session has begun!
This year, I have filed legislation focused on equity and transparency in government, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, protecting women's right to health care, and sensible gun safety. I am one of 17 legislators who publicly committed to "America's Goals" which are to create better jobs, better health care, and more opportunity in Virginia. More information on my bills is available on the LIS website, here. Since committees have just been formed, no bills have been scheduled for debate at this time.
On Wednesday, January 10th, the Virginia House of Delegates convened, and members were sworn-in. We elected the Honorable Delegate Kirkland Cox as our Speaker for the Biennium.
I am honored to have been re-appointed to serve on theCommerce and Labor Committee, Finance Committee, and the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee.
FROM THE GOVERNOR:
Governor McAuliffe proposed the 2018-2020 biennial state budget for the General Assembly's consideration during the next 60 days. The proposed budget can be viewed here.
Governor McAuliffe's final State of the Commonwealth Address described our growing economy in detail, as well as specific achievements in education and transportation. You can view the video here or you can read the text here.
Both Governor McAuliffe and Governor-elect Northam have announced their legislative priorities here.
Town Hall with Del. Kory and Sen. Marsden
I will be hosting a town hall meeting with Senator David Marsden on Saturday, January 20th 10:30am - 12pm at Parklawn Elementary School cafeteria (behind Barcroft Plaza), 4116 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Join us to learn about that has been proposed legislation, session progress, and offer your feedback!
On Saturday, January 27th , and Saturday, February 10th from 10:30am - noon, I will hold Community Hours, a time for constituents to drop in to discuss issues pertinent to the 2018 legislative agenda. I will be in the Thomas Jefferson Public Library Conference Room, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042.
I am honored to represent you in the 2018 General Assembly session. Thank you for your trust.
As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions, questions, and concerns. Please email me at DelKKory@house.virginia.gov.
Delegate, 38th District