January 14, 2019

Opening Session



We began the 2019 legislative session on January 9. This year, we celebrate our 400th year as the oldest, continuously operating elected body in the Western Hemisphere. I am deeply honored to represent the 42nd District during this historical year in this historical House of Delegates.

It is important for me to hear from you regarding your priorities for our community and Commonwealth. I value your input and hope you take some time to complete my constituent survey.

Cheers, Kathy



I am committed to fighting for all Virginians to have opportunities to thrive. My legislative agenda this year will expand access to healthcare, strengthen our public schools and meet our workforce demands, advance commonsense gun safety measures, honor our veterans and military families, protect our environment, further women’s rights, help working families get ahead, protect consumers, and create a Virginia that is welcoming and inclusive.

We are in session for 46 days, and I am limited to introducing 15 bills. You can view my legislative agenda on my website. We will update this website as I file my remaining bills and budget amendments this week. I am building a broad coalition for each of these bills, and I look forward to providing you with updates throughout session.


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I continue to serve on the Science and Technology Committee, which hears legislation regarding our changing digital, and the Privileges and Elections Committee, which hears legislation related to elections, voter access, and amendments to the Constitution.


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Virginia is poised to be the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. On our first day of session, many of my constituents and activists from around the Commonwealth came to the Capitol to voice their support for the ERA. Let this be the year we enshrine women’s equality in the US Constitution!

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I enjoyed seeing Scott Stroh, the Director of Gunston Hall, and getting an update on infrastructure upgrades to the property. Located in the 42nd District, Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason, the father of the Bill of Rights. I hope you will have a chance to visit this beautiful, historical site soon!


Join me for a Town Hall with Senators Scott Surovell and George Barker at South County High School on Saturday, February 2nd from 1pm-3pm. We look forward to giving you an update on the legislative session and hearing about the issues that are important to you and your family