RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement following the results of the 2016 elections.
“On Tuesday the American people spoke clearly and elected Donald Trump and Republican majorities in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. Voters delivered a clear mandate for Republican leadership and strongly rejected the Clinton-McAuliffe-Northam status quo that has plagued Washington, D.C.
“Virginia elected seven strong Republican leaders to represent us in Congress. I want to congratulate Scott Taylor, Barbara Comstock, Rob Wittman, Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith, Tom Garrett, and Dave Brat on their victories. Virginia will be ably represented in Congress and I look forward to working with our entire delegation.
“As we have always said, the track record of Republicans in Richmond is a model for how we can turn Washington around. We have proven that we can govern and lead, articulate a positive message, and develop results-oriented, conservative solutions to the challenges facing our neighbors and communities. Unlike Washington, we balance our budget and are not afraid tackle the tough issues facing the Commonwealth.
“The House Republican majority is already focused on the 2017 General Assembly session. Our policy teams have been working since the summer to develop a strong agenda and we look forward to unveiling that in the days and weeks ahead.”