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There’s a fight brewing in the General Assembly over right-to-life issues. This time it concerns chickens and dogs. Richmond Del. Jennifer McClellan is sponsoring legislation that would give localities the option of sparing the life of a dog that kills a chicken.


Watch Cable Reports with Delegate Jennifer McClellan, Senator John Watkins, and Senator Henry Marsh. The topics discussed include:

  • The new Administration of Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General
  • The impact of the 2014 Special Elections on Senate Leadership and Organization
  • Medicaid expanision 
  • Ethics reform 
  • Transportation funding priorities
  • Diversifying Virginia's economy

The 2014 Virginia General Assembly session convened Wednesday and began deliberation of a new biennial budget and thousands of bills covering a wide range of issues.

A central issue facing the Assembly will be to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program to provide health insurance to approximately 400,000 working poor adults, fully funded by the federal government for three years. A study released by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association shows that in addition to the obvious public health benefits of expanding health care coverage to the uninsured, there are significant economic benefits to expansion.


Delegate McClellan was awarded the Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors 2014 Col. Michael S. Harris (Ph.D.) Award for exemplary service by a Virginian public official in support of higher education in the Commonwealth. 

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Today is "Crossover," the midway point of the Session where the House and Senate must complete work on their bills.  You can follow my bills and their progress through the General Assembly on the LIS website, and you can read a summary of all of my 2018 legislation and view committee hearings for each on my website

I am eager to hear from you on issues you care about. To share your views on legislation, contact my office at (804) 698-7509 or You can also stop by my office in the Pocahontas Building at 900 East Main Street. My offices are located in E512.

Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry.  Yet many communities in the commonwealth do not have enough places to purchase healthy, affordable food as a wide variety of factors have led supermarkets to disinvest from lower-income areas across the commonwealth, creating a public health crisis. 

As we enter the last full week of committee meetings before crossover, the days at the General Assembly are getting longer. In this update, I report on my legislationi, the bills that have passed the Senate that I co-sponsored, and the call to action issued by African American women legislators, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and other leaders.

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