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A huge win for Virginians this week with the passage this week comes in the House’s passage of our Budget bill. This year’s budget bill was a colossal undertaking to create, but I am very proud of the end result! It makes great steps to help create a Commonwealth ready for 21st century challenges, while at the same time maintaining the fiscal responsibility Virginia is known for.


"This along with the rest of the budget is the​ most progressive our Commonwealth has seen in its history,​ while at the same time maintaining the fiscal responsibility that allows Virginia to s​ave nearly $2.2 billion and retain our ‘AAA’ bond rating.​ I am looking forward to supporting this budget on the House floor."


Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s fitting today is the day for love. Because if there’s one theme to represent our session this year, it’s a love for our Commonwealth. We’re showing affection for our environment by passing landmark energy bills. We’re showing our passion for our schools by supporting the Governor’s huge increase in education funding. And, of course, we’re protecting everyone’s ability to love whoever their heart desires!


“Virginia currently ranks 49​ out of 50 states regarding how difficult it is to vote. The p​assage of HB 201​ is one very important step to breaking down barriers that Virginians face when trying to access the ballot box,” s​tated Delegate Ayala.


Feb. 11th is designated as this year’s Crossover. This deadline means the House must complete all its legislation that needs to be sent over to the Senate for their action on it, and vice versa. While this year’s session brought with it a record number of bills introduced, it’s looking like we are on track to meet Crossover’s deadline!


"So many women before me have paved the way for today’s ratification. I am so proud to stand on their shoulders as I voted to write gender equality into the U.S. Constitution. Today’s ratification is a monumental step in the right direction for equality for all in our country," stated Delegate Ayala.