Latest Virginia State General Assembly News

Virginia GOP renews call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Sep. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Virginia are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. House Courts of Justice Committee Chairman Del. Rob Bell pressed Democrats on Thursday to hold a...

Trump hails 'righteous cause of American self-government'

Jul. 30, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday marked the 400th anniversary of American democracy and its gift "of the country we love," but his celebration of what began as an experiment in self-government was boycotted by black Virginia lawmakers incensed by Trump's continued disparagement of a...

Muslim Virginia lawmaker heckles Trump at Jamestown speech

Jul. 30, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — A heckler who interrupted a speech by President Donald Trump during Tuesday's commemoration of 400 years of American democracy is a new Muslim lawmaker from Virginia angered by the president's race-related rhetoric. Del. Ibraheem Samirah, a 27-year-old Democrat, held up three...

The Latest: Black Virginia lawmakers slam Trump comments

Jul. 30, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events in Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Black lawmakers in Virginia who boycotted a visit by President Donald Trump are blasting Trump for his recent disparaging remarks about minority members...

Black Virginia lawmakers to boycott Trump's Jamestown visit

Jul. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's black state lawmakers announced Monday that they will boycott a ceremony this week commemorating the beginnings of American democracy because President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said its members would not attend Tuesday's...

Correction: Jamestown Ceremony story

Jul. 29, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — In a story July 28 about events commemorating key moments in Virginia's colonial history, The Associated Press reported erroneously that July 30 marks the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of the House of Burgesses. It marks the 400th anniversary of the first General Assembly. A...