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On Tuesday, January 8, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) jointly filed SB 1276 to expand the current domestic violence statute to include the torture or murder of any pet animal with the intent to threaten, coerce, or terrorize a family or household member. 

The General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus today announce their three legislative priorities for the 2019 General Assembly Session including Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Child Access Prevention.

“An overwhelming majority of Virginians support these measures. This year our caucus is focused on targeting the areas that could save the most lives. Every ten hours a Virginian dies from gun violence, we simply don’t have time to waste” said Co-Chair Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria).

Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Co-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus said “No other issue has had a more traumatic effect on our nation's institutions of learning. Republican House leadership claims this committee is a ‘bold and significant’ step. The facts show it is anything but.”

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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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