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Women to preside over both chambers as Virginia officially ratifies ERA

By JUSTIN MATTINGLY, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Women are set to preside over both chambers of the Virginia legislature as the state ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Friday that he plans to let Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, preside over the state Senate during Monday’s vote. Lucas is the president pro tempore of the Senate, the first woman and first African American lawmaker to hold the title. Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, is the first female to preside over the House of Delegates.

VaNews January 25, 2020


Gun rights group mocks House Speaker for being unarmed during 1996 carjacking

By GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

An Instagram post affiliated with the Virginia gun rights group that hosted Monday's huge rally in Richmond mocks House Speaker Eileen ­Filler-Corn for being unarmed during a carjacking more than 20 years ago.

VaNews January 25, 2020


Speaker responds to GOP concern about how House is functioning

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The House of Delegates has yet to pass a bill in the first 10 days of a 60-day General Assembly session — and that has Republicans loudly questioning the new Democratic majority’s ability to govern. The answer from the Speaker of the House is, just watch us. “We’re ready,” House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, said in an interview Friday. “We are governing, and we will continue to do so successfully.”

VaNews January 20, 2020


Citing MLK's legacy, Filler-Corn and Northam vow 'historic progress' at Virginia Union breakfast

By JUSTIN MATTINGLY, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

With a Democratic majority in the state legislature, Virginia politicians pledged Friday at a breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to deliver on reforms long sought by the African American community. Speaking at a yearly breakfast in honor of the late civil rights leader hosted by Virginia Union University, Gov. Ralph Northam and House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, said the General Assembly would approve giving localities authority over Confederate monuments, along with changes to the criminal justice system and school discipline

VaNews January 18, 2020


Northam's transportation package seeks to stabilize shaky revenue stream

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The Northam administration has rolled out transportation legislation as the governor continues to build on major transportation policies accomplished during his two years as governor. House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, both Democrats from Fairfax, are carrying the legislation on behalf of Gov. Ralph Northam.

VaNews January 18, 2020


Northam has big plans for transportation

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Gov. Ralph Northam has more in mind for transportation than raising taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Much more. Legislation introduced for the governor by House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, both Democrats from Fairfax County, also would: make failure to wear a seat belt a primary traffic offense, meaning a driver could be cited for that alone;

VaNews January 15, 2020


Democratic majority bans guns from Virginia Capitol, legislators' office

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

State lawmakers approved a new gun policy that will prohibit the public as well as its own members from carrying firearms inside the Capitol and a nearby office building where General Assembly members work. “Our goal has got to be to keep everybody safe,” said House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, the chairwoman of the Joint Senate and House Rules Committee, which approved the policy Friday.

VaNews January 11, 2020


D.C. mayor urges Va. lawmakers to pass gun measures

By CLARENCE WILLIAMS, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) waded into Virginia politics Wednesday as she urged fellow Democratic leaders, newly in control of the state legislature, to follow through on promises to pass gun-control measures to help her city combat surging violent crime. In a letter to Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) and Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax), Bowser named Virginia as a primary source state for guns used in city crimes.

VaNews January 10, 2020


'A new torch is being passed today'

By MICHAEL MARTZ AND MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

More than 400 years after its founding, the Virginia House of Delegates elected the first woman as its speaker, as Del. Eileen Filler-Corn assumed power on a day of firsts in a chamber now under Democratic control for the first time in more than 20 years. Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, took the oath of office from Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Lemons at 12:27 p.m. on Wednesday

VaNews January 9, 2020


For Democrats, voting rights seem to top campaign finance reform

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Virginia Mercury

The weekend before she’ll be officially elected the next speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, Eileen Filler-Corn will host a sendoff fundraiser at a Fairfax bar with donation levels ranging from $50 to $5,000. When she gets to Richmond, Filler-Corn donors looking for face time with the House’s new leader will be able to join her at a rock ‘n’ roll-themed fundraiser in the trendy Scott’s Addition district.

VaNews January 2, 2020