I am encouraged by the results of this week's elections. The American people spoke out against the Democrat agenda of bigger, more-intrusive government, instead supporting a return to more freedom, rule of law, and free-market economic growth. While the media focus is mostly on the presidency, Republicans also maintained their majorities in the Congress, and built on their already-historic control of state governments.
I am disappointed that Virginia fell short in our effort to protect our Right-to-Work status by putting it in our Constitution.
Now that this difficult election is over, I hope the President-elect and Congress will work together to quickly fix some major issues, including:
- Repealing Obamacare
- Cut government red tape and taxes to revive our economy
- Appoint an originalist to the Supreme Court
- Protect the unborn, including codifying the Hyde Amendment, stopping taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, and passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
- Revoke Obama's Executive Orders, including the school transgender mandate
- Common-sense reforms to immigration policies
- Repeal of federal Common Core incentives
- Fixing our Veterans' health care system
The president-elect's transition team began their work shortly after he won the nomination, and there is now an official website where you can learn more about President-Elect Trump's plans.
While those are some important federal issues, I am in the process of forming my legislation for the upcoming 2017 session. I will be bringing back several pieces of legislation which we worked on in past years, as well as looking into some new initiatives, including:
If you have suggestions for state-level innovation, please send them to me!
VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCES
Tomorrow is Veterans Day; I encourage everyone to thank our veterans for their service and the sacrifices they made to protect our nation and our freedom!
I will be speaking at the Town of Berryville and Clarke County's Veterans Day Ceremony at the Government Center Veterans Memorial tomorrow at 11 AM.
Following the ceremony there is a community lunch served at the VFW. I look forward to spending time with and honoring our Clarke County veterans! There will also be a Veterans Day Concert by the Clarke County Community Band in the evening.
Loudoun County Events
Ball’s Bluff National Cemetery
Sunrise service, followed by Veterans’ fellowship over breakfast at the Leesburg IHOP.
The Marshall House
217 Edwards Ferry Road
11 a.m. to noon
War memorial in the Town Square
Local non-profit The Wounded Walk fundraiser
Winchester National Cemetery