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Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
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Jennifer McClellan accepting the VEA Legislative Champion Award

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Apr18

"The changes Governor McAuliffe has made in the restoration of rights process were much needed and are commendable actions by our governor. Virginia is stronger when it is more open and transparent, and this announcement is another step in the right direction. I look forward to seeing additional progress the Governor and his team will make in the restoration of rights process, and ensuring more of our citizens who have done their time and paid their debt to society can re-enter into the civic process."

Mar31
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Delegate Jennifer McClellan served as keynote speaker at the Richmond Department of Motor Vehicles Broad Street Headquarters for its Women’s History Month program on Thursday, March 27. The Delegate spoke on this year’s theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”

Mar31

In honor of her consistent efforts in the General Assembly to support public education and the dedicated employees who work in our schools, Delegate Jennifer McClellan was given a Legislative Champion Award by the VEA at the convention today. In her acceptance speech, she spoke of her father's career as an educator and how it influences her work today.

Mar31

At the 2014 VEA Convention, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law Del. McClellan's bill requiring school boards to develop lactation policies to support nursing employees and students. 

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Last week, the Senate and House each passed their proposed amendments to the Biennial Budget introduced by the Governor.  
 
The key difference between the two budgets is Medicaid expansion. The House budget extends health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Virginians who need it by expanding Medicaid and accepting more than $3 billion in federal funding to do so. The House budget also directs the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to apply to the federal government for a waiver that imposes work requirements for certain Medicaid recipients.

In addition to my legislative activities, being a member of the General Assembly has afforded me the opportunity to serve on, and now Chair the Virginia General Assembly’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.  Created in 1992 to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King, the Commission continues his work through educational, historical and cultural programs, public policy analysis, and public discourse on contemporary issues.  

Now that we have crossed the mid-point of the 2018 General Assembly Session, bills are quickly finding their way to the Governor's office.  On Friday, I was honored to join Senators Bill Stanley and Lynwood Lewis, and Delegate Charles Poindexter in Patrick County for Governor Northam's first bill signing. SB 866 (Stanley) and HB 175(Poindexter) extend the license for Pioneer Community Hospital in order to facilitate efforts to find an operator to reopen the hospital and offer local residents better access to critical health services.