SCOTT’S E-DITION: Session Closeout

The 2023 legislative session has officially come to a close. In just 45 days we considered nearly 3,000 pieces of legislation, advancing over 1,500 of them to the Governor’s desk. To pass, bills needed broad bipartisan support in both chambers, a tall order given the hyper-partisan national climate. What we often forget, however, is how much consensus […]

SCOTT’S E-DITION: Week Six Roundup

We’re officially one week out from the end of the 2023 legislative session. This is the last opportunity for the Senate and House to work through our differences before the final slate of bills head to the governor’s desk. Youngkin Creates Jobs in … Michigan Last week, House Republicans in the majority passed their preferred […]

SCOTT’S E-DITION: Week Five Roundup

“Crossover” is officially behind us! Monday and Tuesday were particularly long days in the House as we considered over 500 bills and resolutions before their final deadline to advance to the Senate. On Thursday we took up the amendments to the budget and began considering Senate Bills in committee. Commending Elder Brown in the House […]

SCOTT’S E-DITION: Week Four Roundup

We’re nearing the halfway mark for the 2023 Session and the docket is moving fast here in Richmond. After “Crossover” this coming Tuesday, February 7th, we’ll begin considering the bills passed by the Senate and any remaining budget amendments before we wrap up the session. Motion to Strike the “Personhood” Bill The House Republicans’ Personhood” Bill […]

SCOTT’S E-DITION: Week Three Roundup

The third week of the 2023 General Assembly session is officially wrapped! I am proud to lead our caucus as we fight to improve our Commonwealth. General Assembly Session 2023 50-Year Anniversary of Roe v. Wade This week commemorates what would have been Roe v. Wade’s 50th anniversary. In honor of that anniversary, we were […]

SCOTT’S E-DITION: General Assembly Session 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session has officially begun and it’s time to get to work! These past two weeks have been a whirlwind of committee meetings, events, panels, interviews, and press conferences in the Capitol. We started out strong by submitting several key pieces of legislation and budget amendments to benefit hardworking Portsmouth families, and look […]