Kicking Off Campaign Season
Election Day is only one month away, Virginia! I was glad to kick off campaign season this September at Congressman Bobby Scott’s Labor Day cookout, alongside my friend and Virginia Senate President Pro Temp, Senator Louise Lucas. Thank you to Congressman Scott – the unofficial dean of Virginia’s congressional delegation – for the invitation and opportunity to speak at this event.
September Special Session
On September 7th, Virginia’s General Assembly reconvened for a one-day Special Session in Richmond. The same day, Governor Glenn Youngkin was in Maine campaigning for that state’s racist former governor – a man who claims to have invented MAGA politics, calling himself “Trump before Trump.”
While Youngkin was buddying up with Maine’s Trump, the House of Delegates had some legislative business to address. I was proud to lead the House Democrats during our brief Special Session. Read full coverage of our day in Richmond from the Washington Post.
Cruising the Commonwealth
Thank you to the NOVA Democrats for inviting me up for a visit! I was glad to meet with members of the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia and attend the Mt. Vernon Democrats Ice Cream Social.
It is particularly exciting to see casino employees already active in our community. Just this past week, casino employees were on hand at Portsmouth’s Wesley Community Service Center to lend a hand packaging food and clothing and sorting children’s books.
The casino has held five job fairs throughout the Hampton Roads region, and hiring efforts continue. For more information, please visit: https://www.riverscasinoportsmouth.com/careers-at-rivers.
Signing the Inflation Reduction Act
House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring and I attended a celebration on the White House Lawn in honor of the signing of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act. This law represents another victory for working families from a Democratic Congress and the Biden Administration. Virginia is fortunate to have responsible leaders in Washington working on real solutions, from bringing down prescription drug prices to delivering the right incentives for creating good-paying jobs for workers.