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Jennifer McClellan's legislation is signed into law
Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
Senator McClellan Meets with constituents
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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Teachers are the single most important factor in the quality of a child’s education. Unfortunately, Virginia is facing a severe and growing shortage of qualified teachers.  In some high-poverty divisions, the shortage is reaching crisis levels. The number of unfilled teacher positions across Virginia has increased by 40 percent over the past 10 years. In 2016, two months into the school year more than 1,000 fully funded positions remained vacant.

Last week was the first full week of the 2018 General Assembly Session, and things are moving quickly. This week, I provide an update on my legislation and the budget amendments I have sponsored. 

Last week, the 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session convened for 60 days.  It was a historic week!  In the House of Delegates, 19 new members as the Republican majority shrunk to 51-49.  We also said farewell to Governor Terry McAuliffe, who gave his final State of the Commonwealth on Wednesday night, highlighting the significant accomplishments of the past four years. And on Saturday, Ralph Northam was sworn in as the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth, Justin Fairfax was sworn as the 40th Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Herring was sworn in for a second term as Attorney General. 

Against this historic backdrop, the General Assembly began work on thousands of bills and the state biennial budget.