During the first full week of the 2023 session, the General Assembly recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and had quite an eventful lobby day. On Lobby Day, constituents and advocacy groups from across the Commonwealth meet with their representatives in Richmond to discuss legislative priorities.
Also, this week, bills were referred to committees and subcommittees, where members will begin to discuss and vote on them. All Budget Amendments from Members of the House have been submitted and will be presented to the members of the Appropriations Committee on Monday.
Again, thank you to all who completed my constituent survey. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this year’s legislative session. My team and I have reviewed the results and will use them to evaluate legislation that comes before the House of Delegates.
The top concerns you all identified for this General Assembly session were educational funding, healthcare access, gun violence prevention, and voting rights. Additional concerns recorded in the survey were public transportation, reducing traffic congestion, and protections and services for immigrant and refugee communities.
This week my team and I met with many constituents from Prince William County and the Commonwealth of Virginia to hear about legislation they support and how it could impact them in their everyday lives. Members from the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, CASA in Action, New Virginia Majority, the Prince William County Police Association, Virginia Health Youth, and the Prince William County Fire Fighter Association were just a few of the great groups to stop by.
If you have any questions or comments about the General Assembly Session, please reach out to my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-785-2224.