Crossover Update from Richmond


This week marks the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly session, known as “Crossover.” Crossover is when both the House and Senate must finish work on legislation originating in that body. This has been a productive and successful session, and I wanted to report back on several key priorities. This year, the House has been working to foster a pro-business climate … Read More

Video: Access and Affordability for Virginia’s Students


Yesterday, I took to the House floor to speak to legislation regarding an important issue for many Virginians — increased access and improved affordability at our institutions of higher education. For over a decade I have fought to ensure that qualified Virginia high school students are not turned away from Virginia’s premier universities in favor of out-of-state students. 

Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Virginia Passes House


Richmond, VA – Today, Delegate Hugo’s HB1885 was passed unanimously by the House of Delegates. HB1885 amends 2016 legislation and directs prescribing physicians, when prescribing an opioid for longer than seven days, to request information from the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The PMP allows physicians to see what, if any,

Bipartisan Group of Delegates and Senators Hold Press Conference on Higher Education Legislation


A bipartisan and bicameral group of legislators held a press conference to discuss legislation aimed at accountability, accessibility, and affordability in higher education RICHMOND, VA – Today, legislators from both parties and both bodies of the General Assembly held a press conference to discuss legislative initiatives to improve Virginia’s higher education. “The results of a poll released yesterday by the … Read More


Acquire DigitalNews

I would like to make you aware of a new tool provided by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) that provides useful information regarding the status of public schools and local school divisions throughout the Commonwealth. You can find the detailed “School Quality Profiles” that VDOE provides here. These profiles cover many topics, including: student achievement college and career readiness program … Read More