Final Week of 2024 Session

My first session has officially come to a close. It’s been a wild ride, but I’m grateful for my time here and for all of my constituents sending me here to represent you. Our final week focused on commending resolutions, conference reports, and the budget. Several of my bills passed the Senate and now await the Governor’s signature. We also had many extracurricular events, including the Speaker’s birthday and the annual House v. Senate basketball game. Let’s dive in!

2024 Session Week Seven

This week, in a nutshell, was all about Virginia’s budget. In my opinion, passing a new two-year budget is the single most important thing the General Assembly will do this session. I’m proud of the House proposal and what it would achieve in the areas of public education, the environment, and supporting working class families. I discuss all of that in more detail below. Let’s jump into the updates!

2024 Session Week Six

It’s halftime of the 2024 legislative session. Leading up to “crossover,” when House bills move over to the Senate and vice versa, we had a few extraordinarily long floor sessions this week during which we voted on hundreds of bills. Let’s jump right into the updates. 

2024 Session Week Five

We’re nearly at the halfway point of the session. “Crossover,” the day by which we have to finish acting on all House bills so they can be sent over to the Senate, is fast approaching. This week, I advanced several of my bills (all with bipartisan support), spoke at events, and of course, took meetings with my constituents from the 94th District. Let’s get into it!

2024 Session Week Four

It was a whirlwind week in Richmond. All told, I advanced six of my bills in committee (not too shabby for a freshman!), met with several visitors from the 94th district as well as from around the Commonwealth, and had the honor to speak at the 2024 Resilience Reception. Let’s get into the updates!

2024 Session Week Three

We are now getting into the most intense period of the legislative session. The good news is that we’ve already managed to notch some wins: I passed my first bill out of the House, presented a couple others in committees, and had fruitful conversations with various advocacy groups. Let’s get into the updates!

2024 Session Week Two

It’s our second week here in Richmond and things are really ramping up. On one day this week, I had 5 committee meetings and presented 2 bills! In this week’s newsletter I’ll cover what’s happened so far– my swearing in ceremony, successes in subcommittee, the disability advocacy groups that I had the privilege of introducing on the House floor, visits with constituents and upcoming events happening back home in Norfolk.

2024 Session Week One

On Wednesday, the General Assembly convened for our 2024 legislative session. My staff and I arrived a few days early, eager to get started. A lot has already happened since.

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In Show of Momentum, Phil Hernandez endorsed by Virginia’s United States Senators

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine support Phil Hernandez in Norfolk’s 94th District Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, has been endorsed by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. “Norfolk deserves a dedicated, experienced leader who will put the needs of everyday families above all else,” said U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. […]