First-year Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-87th) and veteran state Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr. (R-24th) have joined forces to co-chair the new Commonwealth Caucus designed to increase bipartisanship during the new General Assembly session in Richmond.
State Sens. John Bell (D-13th) and Jill Vogel (R-27th), both of whom represent portions of Loudoun County, are members of the caucus.
State lawmakers have expressed concern about the increased polarization happening the legislature, so some have started a new caucus to show that legislators across the political spectrum can work together to find common ground on issues.
Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, and Del.-elect Suhas Subramanyam, D-Loudoun, are co-chairs of the Commonwealth Caucus, which they hope will improve bipartisanship during the upcoming legislative session.
A group of Virginia legislators hopes to find common ground on issues facing the state in a new-look General Assembly.
Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, and Del.-elect Suhas Subramanyam, D-Loudoun, announced Monday the creation of a new caucus — formally, the Commonwealth Caucus — that they hope will encourage bipartisanship
Since being elected to the State Senate in 1996, Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, has spent half of his legislative career in the minority and built a reputation of working on both sides of the aisle.
The only difference between this upcoming session and sessions in the past is that Democrats are in control of the House of Delegates, Senate and the governorship.
State senator Emmett Hanger has been working for a while on a proposal that he thinks will help end gerrymandering in Virginia. Ahead of next month's General Assembly session, he's working to make sure the legislation is passed again.
When Republicans controlled the Senate last year, his proposal passed. With Democrats now controlling the entire general Assembly, the Republican is hoping for the same bipartisanship again.
Ahead of the 2020 General Assembly session, Augusta County’s delegation answered questions on what’s on the horizon for the region at the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast on Tuesday morning.
John Avoli, R-Staunton; Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge; Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon; and Chris Runion, R-Rockingham identified different first priorities for the upcoming session that convenes Jan. 8, but all agreed that broadband access in rural areas needs to be expanded.
With Democrats controlling the General Assembly when it convenes next month, Valley lawmakers discussed topics of interest as the new minority during Tuesday’s prelegislative breakfast at James Madison University.
Hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, the annual event featured a look into the upcoming session by Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Delegate-elect Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater.
Nearly all of Virginia’s state senators gathered at James Madison University Thursday to attend the Senate Finance Committee’s annual meeting.
“It has been a very interesting year for us,” said Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, who welcomed senators to his home turf.
Incumbent senator Emmett Hanger won re-election easily over Democratic challenger Annette Hyde Tuesday night for the 24th Senate seat.
State Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, isn’t afraid to step away from his party when it comes to voting on legislation, earning a voting record with his caucus between 86-92% over the last four General Assembly sessions, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.