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Mr. President, I rise for a point of personal privilege and a motion:

Today, February 22, marks the 285th anniversary of the birth, in Westmoreland County, of a great son of Virginia, George Washington.

The Senator from Eastern Fairfax and I have arranged for you to receive the 2017 Mount Vernon Calendar, and Mt. Vernon’s quarterly magazine, both of which are on your desks today.

Last year, I talked a bit about Washington the Burgess. This year, I’d like to talk about Washington the politician.

Richmond, Va. — On Monday, January 30, Virginia State Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) condemned the recent Executive Order by President Donald Trump prohibiting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days and suspending admission of all international refugees to the US for four months.

The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation to establish an extremely aggressive timeline for the City of Alexandria to address concerns over its Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO).

 

 

 

 

Do you know what will be on the ballot on Tuesday? We’re electing our next president, of course, and our next Congress. But we’ll also be voting on proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution and, in Fairfax County, voters will also decide whether to approve a meals tax to support education.

Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) expressed deep concern following the party-line vote to pass SB41, legislation that would allow marriage celebrants to refuse to solemnize a marriage if doing so would violate their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Speaking on the Senate floor, Ebbin said, “This bill is thoroughly unnecessary. It sanctions discrimination by government employees. We are the birthplace of the Statute for Religious Freedom. We enjoy one of the richest histories of any state when it comes to that freedom. Proposals like these — licenses to discriminate — desecrate the very things they claim to protect. This bill carves out a space for bigotry cloaked under the guise of religious freedom.”

“I was surprised to learn that Delegate Rob Krupicka has decided not to run for re-election this year. Rob’s passion for education and expertise on the benefits of pre-K and high-stakes testing have made a difference, both from his work in the House of Delegates as well as on the State Board of Education. His well-informed, collaborative nature is just what the General Assembly needs more of and will be sorely missed. Rob has been a friend for 20 years, and I understand and admire his dedication to his family."

For Immediate Release

February 12th, 2015

Office of Senator Adam Ebbin

 

Contact:

Justin Strekal

804-698-7580

Justin@AdamEbbin.com

 

TEN BILLS FROM SENATOR EBBIN PASS VIRGINIA SENATE

Cites progress on job creation, equality, and taxpayer fairness.

 

RICHMOND – After the General Assembly’s halfway point, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) passed ten bills through the Virginia Senate that await consideration by the House of Delegates.

For Immediate Release

February 10, 2015

Office of Senator Adam Ebbin

Contact:

Justin Strekal

804-698-7580

Justin@AdamEbbin.com

 

SENATOR EBBIN OPPOSES BILL ALLOWING UTILITY MONOPOLY TO BE UNREGULATED FOR FIVE YEARS

Ebbin says, “I know it's good for Dominion shareholders... but my responsibility is to the people of my district.”

“I have known Toddy Puller for over 20 years and have always admired her courage, tenacity, and legislative experience. She has been a tireless fighter for veterans and all the citizens of the Commonwealth.” Said Senator Ebbin, “Her work on modernization and transportation in the Route 1 Corridor will be a lasting legacy for the people of Mt. Vernon and Prince William. She will be greatly missed in Richmond.” 

Arlington, VA – Governor Terence R. McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 503 and House Bill 492, legislation that addresses the growing problem of notaries who practice law without a license. In many Latin American countries “notario publicos” (notary publics) provide legal advice, but U.S. notaries who are not also attorneys are not authorized to share this role. In Virginia, there have been cases of notaries fraudulently charging thousands of dollars for misleading advice. The bills are intended to dissuade non-attorney notaries from preying upon Latinos and other minority communities. They prohibit notaries who are not also attorneys or federally accredited immigration representatives from offering legal and immigration advice, and additionally impose civil penalties and provide for the revocation of notary licenses to those who defy this restriction.

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