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Charniele Herring Statement on Transportation Amendments Passing the General Assembly

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From DPVA Chair Charniele Herring:

Richmond – Today the General Assembly passed Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to the historic transportation compromise.  Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Delegate Charniele Herring released the following statement on its passage:

“I am encouraged that Democrats and Republicans were able to work with Governor McDonnell and pass this historic transportation bill despite Ken Cuccinelli’s multiple attempts to derail it,” said DPVA Chair, Del. Charniele Herring. “This transportation bill isn’t perfect, but it will fund the construction and maintenance we need to reduce gridlock, grow our economy and improve Virginians’ quality of life.

“Today’s vote should be an important lesson for Virginians as we draw closer to electing our next Governor. While leaders on both sides of the aisle were working together to get results, Ken Cuccinelli tried repeatedly to torpedo the bipartisan compromise from the sidelines. Virginians can’t afford to give Ken Cuccinelli four years as Governor to stand in the way of mainstream solutions that run afoul of his extreme ideological agenda.”

  • Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after both chambers of the General Assembly approved Governor McDonnell’s amendments on transportation:

    “This is a historic achievement for Virginia.  I congratulate Governor McDonnell, Lt. Governor Bolling, and Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly for overcoming extreme gridlock to take the first meaningful step on transportation in 27 years.  While this compromise wasn’t perfect, it is a critical first step toward making Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family.  We need to build on this bipartisan approach to find mainstream solutions to strengthen Virginia’s economy, and not give in to those who would rather focus on an extreme and divisive ideological agenda.”