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Video: Virginia House of Delegates Passes Democratic Budget Bill to Allocate $4.3b in American Rescue Act Funds; Vote Is 71-25, Including All Democrats and 18 Republicans

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Great work by Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, House Appropriations Committee Chair Luke Torian, and to Virginia House Democrats in general on the passage this afternoon (see video and statement, below) of HB7001, the budget bill to allocate $4.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds. In the end, the Virginia House of Delegates vote was 71-25 in favor, with all Democrats and 18 Republicans voting yes (despite House Republican leadership attacking it). As Speaker Filler-Corn put it in a statement:

“This historic budget will revitalize areas of our Commonwealth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will help us build back stronger. Virginians have experienced so much hardship in the last year and a half, and this budget sends a clear message to Virginians: we hear you, we are working for you, and we are building an even stronger Virginia in the process.”

STATEMENT FROM SPEAKER FILLER-CORN ON THE PASSAGE OF THE HOUSE BUDGET
Richmond, VA – Today, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn issued the following statement upon the passage of the House of Delegates budget bill:
“This historic budget will revitalize areas of our Commonwealth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will help us build back stronger. Virginians have experienced so much hardship in the last year and a half, and this budget sends a clear message to Virginians: we hear you, we are working for you, and we are building an even stronger Virginia in the process. I want to thank Appropriations Chair Luke Torian, Vice Chair Mark Sickles, and the hardworking Appropriations staff for their time and effort in putting together this budget. I am so proud of the incredible work that we have done to act quickly, responsibly, and decisively when Virginians needed it the most.”

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