Archive for April, 2009
Standing united in support of policies that help people in need, encourage job creation and promote sustainable economic growth, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield) today joined with business owners and employers from across Virginia to detail the positive impact on job retention and creation of Virginia Republicans’ recent actions on unemployment insurance.
Speaker Bill Howell opens press conference and introduces business leaders
James Hatcher, III Preident of Pleasants Hardware speaks about costs of doing business
Debra Girvin, President, Lochlyn Company speaks about Virginia's friendly business environment
John Nicholson, Co-owner, Company Flowers speaks about cost to business for unemployment insurance
Donnie Caffrey, Owner and President of Good Foods Groceries speaks about Republican action on governor amendments with regards to unemployment insurance
Delegate Sam Nixon wraps-up press conference
Speaker Howell responds to question on statements made by the Governor and House Democrats
Speaker Howell responds to a quesiton regarding the political environment in Virginia
Speaker Howell and Virginia Business Owners
to Hold News Briefing on Unemployment Insurance
WHAT: Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell and House Republican Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr., will join business owners and employers from around the Commonwealth to highlight how recent actions by General Assembly Republicans have helped workers as well as aided in saving and creating jobs.
WHO: William J. Howell (R-Stafford)
Speaker of the House
Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield)
Chairman, House Republican Majority Caucus
Owner/President, Good Foods Groceries (Richmond)
President, Lochlyn Human Resources Company (Chesterfield)
President, Pleasants Hardware (Harrisonburg, Central Virginia & Hampton Roads)
Co-Owner, Company Flowers (Northern Virginia)
WHEN: Thursday April 23, 2009
WHERE: House Briefing Room (1st Floor)
General Assembly Building
On April 18th, Chris Stolle will kick-off his bid to be the next representative for the people in the 83rd House of Delegates district. The event will be held at the Haygood Point Park.
WHAT: Campaign Kick Off Pig Pickin’
Chris Stolle will speak at the park, joined by his family and local elected officials.
WHO: Dr. Chris Stolle
Introduction by State Senator Frank Wagner (R-7th District)
WHEN: Saturday, April 18th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Haygood Point Park
4775 Haygood Point Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia
For more information, contact Missi Sousa at Chris Stolle for Delegate campaign office at (757) 651-5035 or email@example.com
Republicans in the Virignia House of Delegates overrode one of Governor Kaines vetos which would have forced the state to accept a federal stimilus money that had many strings attached. The money intended to help unemployment insurance would have been very detrimental to small businesses throughout the state. Many local Chambers of Commerce voice their opposition to the Governor's veto.
Many Republicans rose up on the floor of the House of Delegates to speak out against the Governor's amendments.
House Republicans remained focused on legislation geared towards creating jobs, protecting health care and education as well as promoting good energy policy.
The session concluded with completing the reconvene session during which six of Governor Kaine's vetos were overridden.
Republican led legislation will help steer Virginia back towards prosperity.
Speaker Bill Howell had this to say at the end of the session:
“This year, our primary focus has been on approving measures that will expedite Virginia‟s return to prosperity,” noted Speaker Howell. “Today‟s actions again highlighted the commitment of House Republicans to keep Virginia the best state in the nation in which to do business. Moreover, our actions earlier this year to expedite higher education construction projects, accelerate bonding for major transportation initiatives, and direct additional funds for tourism and marketing will aid economic growth sooner and help create more jobs.