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RICHMOND, Va. – On the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Virginia House Democrats today re-committed to the fight for paid family leave.

RICHMOND, VA. – This morning, Delegate Mark D. Sickles (D-43) introduced non-partisan bills to bolster state oversight of the general registrars and the local electoral boards in the Commonwealth. HB 1250 provides the State Board of Elections, through the Department and the Commissioner of Elections, authority to ensure the retraining of local electoral boards and general registrars who have not complied with all applicable state and federal, laws and regulations.

RICHMOND, VA. – Last week, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced HB 348, a bill that requires the Virginia Board of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to submit a plan to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services that expands access to Medicaid for low-income parents and childless adults, and people with disabilities. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Yesterday, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) completed filing for re-election for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 43rd District seat. Delegate Sickles has served in the House of Delegates for more than 13 years and is seeking his 8th term in office.

ALEXANDRIA, VA  – Federal District Judge Claude M. Hilton today extended Virginia’s voter registration deadline until 11:59 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, October 21, 2016. 

On the previous October 17, 2016, deadline, the Department of Elections online registration system crashed due to historic and unprecedented activity.  According to one county registrar, thousands of citizens were denied access to the November  8 election. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Today, Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced legislation in their respective bodies of the General Assembly to repeal Article I Section 15-A of the Constitution of Virginia and §§ 20-45.2 and 20-45.3 of the Code of Virginia.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Last night, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) addressed citizens at the Montebello Community Center about the 2016 General Assembly. They covered a variety of subjects, ranging from the new FY17-FY18 Biennium budget, updates on car title lending legislation, proffer reform, and other critical issues.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – This morning, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Supervisor Jeff McKay (Lee) met with representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to discuss the 2016 spring paving schedule for Lee District.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Delegate Mark Sickles released the following statement after the Washington Metropolitan Area Metro Authority (WMATA) announced this afternoon that all Metrorail service would be suspended, starting midnight tonight for 29 hours.

BALTIMORE, Feb. 22 – Legislators from three states unveiled their innovative plan for congressional redistricting reform today in Baltimore. Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia have been cited as examples of partisan gerrymandering that lets politicians pick their voters.