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Session Wrap-Up: Ethics and Mental Health Reform

03/11/2014 | News |

Now that the General Assembly has adjourned, there’s time to reflect on what the legislature did and didn’t accomplish this past session. Last week, I reviewed some of my own legislation, and in a future email, I’ll spend some time on the issue that is forcing us into special session—Medicaid Expansion—and offer my thoughts on meaningful reforms we can and should undertake to expand access to care in Virginia without signing on to the expansion of Obamacare here...

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Legislative Victories

03/07/2014 | News |

Tomorrow, the General Assembly will adjourn—and, thanks to Obamacare, it will adjourn without adopting a budget.

More on that in a few days. For now, I want to tell you about some important legislation I was able to get through this year on issues like human trafficking, synthetic drugs, and property rights. All of these measures passed with broad bipartisan support.

Emerging Drugs

The narcotics landscape has changed drastically in recent years with the rise...

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Budget Cheat Sheet

02/16/2014 | News |

Earlier today, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee met to adopt the preliminary budgets of the respective chambers, setting out their plans for the expenditure of nearly $100 billion over the next two years. There are many votes and negotiations to follow, and the final budget may look decidedly different from either of these two documents on a number of key points, but the money committees' actions today lay out a road map for...

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Virginia's 26th

Virginia's 26th Senate district includes the City of Harrisonburg and the counties of Rockingham (part), Shenandoah, Page, Warren, and Rappahannock.

The Shenandoah and Page Valleys are some of the most beautiful areas in all of Virginia. Rich in beauty, history, and heritage, people from around the world are attracted to the bountiful entertainment and sites right here in the 26th District. It is a great place to raise a family, and I am honored to represent this beautiful and friendly district.

Not sure if you're in the 26th? Find out here, examine a detailed map of the 26th (pdf), or view a map of all of Virginia's state senate districts (pdf).

Oysters for Obenshain

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  • RSVP today for Oysters with Obenshain, my spring seafood social! http://do.nr/2T6OYSTERS WITH OBENSHAINwith special guest ED GILLESPIEWednesday, April 30, 2013 Rockingham County Fairgrounds 4808 S. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg Seafood Social - 4:30 pmRSVP by April 25th Contribute online (http://do.nr/2T6) to RSVP or call (804) 545-9977 or email
    Posted Wed, Apr 16.

  • Suzanne and I are finishing up the day in Shenandoah County for their annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a great event.
    Posted Sat, Apr 12.

  • Congratulations to Adam Tolbert in his election as Chairman of the 9th Congressional District. Adam brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, and under his leadership I am confident the Fightin’ Ninth will thrive.
    Posted Sat, Apr 12.