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Which Virginia Legislators Introduced the Most, Fewest Bills in 2024?

In general, Democrats introduced the most bills, Republicans the fewest

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Per VPAP, see below for the number of bills introduced by each Virginia legislator this session. On the House of Delegates side, Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) introduced the most bills (45), followed by Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) at 32 bills, Del. Irene Shin (D-Fairfax) with 29 bills and Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Fairfax) also at 29 bills. In general, Republican delegates introduced the fewest bills (and thank goodness, since many of them are extreme/crazy – so the fewer the better, and hopefully almost all of them will be killed by Democrats in House and/or Senate committees!), with Democrats accounting for 9 out of the top 10 on the list.  In the State Senate, 8 of the top 9 on the list are Democrats – and 9 of the bottom 12 are Republicans.

Leading the Senate list were Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with 29 bills introduced, followed by Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville) with 23 bills, Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with 23 bills as well and Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Prince William County) also with 23 bills introduced. Interestingly, given that leadership often introduces very few (or even zero) bills, Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) is high on the list as well, with 22 bills introduced. Does this guy ever sleep? LOL

P.S. Obviously, the raw number of bills introduced doesn’t indicate whether the legislators got their bills passed, or how important (or good/bad) the bills are. We’ll get more on the legislators’ “batting averages” once the session ends; for now, you can look at the bills on the Legislative Information System to see what everyone’s introduced and what you think of the bills.

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