turnabout Is Fair Play: Democratic Virginia Senate Blocking Youngkin "Agenda."
Virginia Democrats are using their Senate majority to reject significant chunks of the GOP agenda and turn back attempts to undo legislation that became law under the previous two years of a majority Democratic legislature.
Despite last year’s Republican wins statewide and for control of the House of Delegates, Democrats are using their 21-19 edge in the Senate to stop GOP legislation on charter schools, the minimum wage, guns, social issues and some of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s tax proposals.
“We made generational progress over the last two years on a lot of issues, from access to health care, to education funding, to expanding voting, criminal justice reform, addressing climate change. And those are issues that are very important to us and are popular with Virginians,” said Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, the Senate Democratic caucus secretary.
“We expected the new administration and House Republicans to try to roll them back, but we’re standing firm to protect that progress.”