May 5th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 927 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $15.87 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 39 months in office.Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success.

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Calls Out GOP for Dangerous Healthcare Bill

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Once again, congressional Republicans are threatening the health of Virginia families by rushing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act – a bill that has helped 400,000 Virginians get health insurance. The legislation that they intend to pass today would endanger people with pre-existing conditions, cut essential health benefits, and weaken states’ ability to keep our residents healthy and economically competitive. Without a non-partisan analysis of the human and financial impacts by the Congressional Budget Office, the GOP leadership is irresponsibly putting this bill to a vote,” said Governor McAuliffe.

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Promotes Virginia Business in Mexico on his 26th Trade Mission

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “With more than 90 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, international trade and marketing missions are key to our efforts to build the new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Our goal is to showcase Virginia’s business-friendly environment and assets like our world-class ports and airports, skilled workforce and high quality of life. At the same time, this mission present sales opportunities for Virginia businesses and will serve as a recruitment effort for new investments in the Commonwealth. Through this mission, we will continue to enhance the mutually beneficial, bilateral trade and investment relationship we enjoy with Mexico.”

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    3. Governor McAuliffe Urges President Trump to Honor the Paris Climate Agreement

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “As both the Chair of the National Governors Association and the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth, I have seen firsthand the devastating and costly consequences of climate change both within Virginia and across the country,” said Governor McAuliffe. “National leadership on this issue is imperative to preserve our national security, our economy, and our way of life. I urge the President to honor the Paris Climate Agreement and keep our nation on track to meet the achievable goals it set.”
    4. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Disappointed in Delay of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act

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      • What are the details of this announcement?

      • “My mission as First Lady has been to end childhood hunger in the Commonwealth. There has been no greater partner in this work than Virginia’s school nutrition directors and their dedicated team members. I  am encouraged that the Trump Administration is not pursuing a full roll-back of the standards, which have been successful at improving nutritional intake and health outcomes for our students from all backgrounds. We must balance the need for administrative flexibility with evidence-based nutrition research,” said Mrs. McAuliffe.

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $8.4 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing Loans

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “This $8.4 million announcement marks another important step toward ensuring that more Virginians have safe, affordable housing options here in the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe.  “By focusing on the development and preservation of affordable housing, we are strengthening the foundation of our new Virginia economy and giving Virginians the tools they need to access opportunity.” 

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to unveil biennial budget to joint money committees
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02:45 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Highland County Veterans Memorial
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03:15 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Highland Center
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03:40 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Big Fish Cider Company
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