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Virginia Senate committee approves pro-LGBT employment and fair housing bills

March 15, 2018News ClipNondiscrimination bills pass easily through committee with bipartisan support

A Virginia Senate committee overwhelmingly approved two bills that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in the commonwealth, setting up a floor vote in the coming days.

The Senate Committee on General Laws & Technology voted 12-3 to send both nondiscrimination measures out of committee and to the floor, where the bill can then be voted upon by the full Senate.

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Setting Protections In Stone: Senator Adam Ebbin Champions Equality in Public Employment With SB 202

March 15, 2018News ClipThe bill will transform the executive orders signed by Northam and McAuliffe into permanent law.

Last Friday, January 26, the Senate of Virginia took a step in the right direction. In a floor vote, the Senate passed SB 202, which will ban discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Tensions mount in Medicaid fight, as Senate Republican signals openness to expand

March 15, 2018News Clip

RICHMOND — As the House and Senate remain divided over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility to 400,000 uninsured Virginians, Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. made a rare appearance before House Republicans to say his chamber was dead set against the House plan.

In a closed-door gathering Thursday with House Republicans, Norment (R-James City) said all 21 Senate Republicans were united against expansion.

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[VIDEO] Senator Ebbin's remarks in honor of George Washington's 286th birthday

February 23, 2018Press ReleaseGeorge Washington the Businessman

 

Senator Ebbin presents his remarks to the Senate on the occassion of the 286th anniversary of Washington's birth. Everyone knows that George Washington is the father of our nation, but he also was a keen businessman. We can take many lessons from George Washington the businessman: diversifying one’s portfolio, applying the newest technologies, filling market vacuums, and avoiding debt.

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[VIDEO] Senators Ebbin, Wexton, and Black discuss gun violence prevention

February 20, 2018Press ReleaseSenator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) push back against the faulty logic that arming teachers is the best way to make students safer.

 

 

Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) push back against the faulty logic that arming teachers is the best way to make students safer.

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[VIDEO] Senators Ebbin, Wexton, and Black discuss gun violence prevention

February 20, 2018Press ReleaseSenator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) push back against the faulty logic that arming teachers is the best way to make students safer.

 

 

Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) push back against the faulty logic that arming teachers is the best way to make students safer.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY HONORS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

February 20, 2018Press ReleaseSen. Adam Ebbin and Del. Alfonso Lopez Congratulate Michelle Cottrell-Williams

On Tuesday, February 20th, the General Assembly honored Michelle Cottrell-Williams for her accomplishment as 2018 Teacher of the Year. A social studies teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington for the past ten years, she was chosen from the eight regional winners representing all the public schools in Virginia.

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[VIDEO] Senator Ebbin's floor remarks on Marijuana Expungement Legislation (SB954)

February 14, 2018Press Release"Make no mistake, this is not a marijuana decriminalization bill."

Virginians overwhelmingly want marijuana decriminalization. SB 954 would result in even more disparate outcomes for the poor and hit our minority communities hardest. SB954 is a flawed proposal that does nothing to address the racial disparities in policing practices or the criminal justice system.

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VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS CONDEMN TRUMP’S PROPOSAL TO SELL OFF AIRPORTS

February 12, 2018Press ReleaseSen. Adam Ebbin THESE NATIONAL ASSETS AREN'T CASINOS YOU CAN WALK AWAY FROM

 

ARLINGTON, VA: Local lawmakers representing the Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport areas today expressed their strong opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to sell these two critical national assets as a part of his infrastructure plan.

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MEASURE TO BAN BUMP STOCKS DEFEATED IN VIRGINIA SENATE COMMITTEE

February 2, 2018Press ReleaseSen. Adam Ebbin BUMP STOCKS PUT THE PUBLIC AT RISK

 

A bill introduced by Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30, Alexandria) to ban Bump Stocks and similar devices failed to advance from the Senate Finance Committee on a 6-10 vote.

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