Just over three weeks ago, we watched as the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee considered SB 417 (along with its identical companions, SBs 311 and 283), the bill that provided that Virginians would not be required to purchase health insurance. During the debate, several senators had concerns dealing with judicial disputes, especially divorce cases where [...]
First for the good news: SB 417 passed the House today, 66-29! This means that one half of the RTP's health care freedom initiative has successfully navigated the legislative branch of VA. Now, the bill should be enrolled and sent on to the governor, who is expected to sign it. However, procedurally, that might not [...]
HB 10, the VA Healthcare Freedom Act, passed the full House Commerce & Labor Committee Thursday by 15-4. Three committee members later registered their votes to make the final tally 17-5. Significant in this vote is that three Democrats, Dels. Johnson, Joannou, and Lewis, joined the 14 Republicans on the committee, making this a bi-partisan [...]
SB 417 was place on the calendar today under First Reading, Regular Calendar, meaning it was reported from a committee with at least one dissenting vote. Nothing happened to the bill. The bill should be placed on the calendar Thursday under Second Reading, Regular Calendar. Nothing should happen to it. It should then be placed [...]
HB 10, the VA Healthcare Freedom Act, will be heard in the House Commerce and Labor Subcom #2 on Thur., 28 Jan., in House Room D (on the 1st floor of the GA Bldg.), immediately following the adjournment of the full committee hearing. The full committee will begin 1/2 hour after adjournment of the House [...]
Who would have thought we would ever see the day that liberal Jack Cafferty of CNN would call President Obama a liar, but it has happened, and I guarantee you it is worth the 1:38 of your time.