Speaker William J. Howell

Speaker Howell’s Response to Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Government

By Susan Larson. File photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today

In order to provide opinions from both sides of the aisle, Fredericksburg.Today on Sunday, Jan. 29, asked Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell (R-28), Virginia Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17), and U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) for their statement on President Trump’s immigration executive order, and their response to statements by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Attorney General Mark Herring (D).

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Christopher E. West, director of Policy & Communications for Speaker Howell provided this statement.

“We are currently in the middle of the 2017 General Assembly Session. Over 1,000 pieces of legislation were introduced in the House of Delegates that must be acted on before crossover, which is February 8. Speaker Howell is focused on governing and leading on important issues before the House. He is not focused on federal immigration policy.”

As of this writing, Fredericksburg.Today has not yet heard back from Reeves and Wittman. We have also extended an invitation to Delegate Mark Cole (R-88).

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