Pogge Announces Re-Election Bid for District 96 House Seat

By Gregory Connolly on March 6, 2015 

Republican Brenda Pogge has represented parts of James City and York counties in the House of Delegates since 2008, and come November, she wants voters to send her back to Richmond for another term.

She formally announced her intent to seek re-election Thursday for the 96th House seat, which encompasses all of James City County besides the Jamestown, Kingsmill and Grove areas. It includes all of Upper York County, along with Yorktown, Seaford and Dare.

Posted on 21 Dec 2015, 14:30 - Category: News

Israel resolution sparks passion, controversy, in Va. House

By Travis Fain

Peninsula Del. Brenda Pogge said she never expected her resolution on Israel to be controversial.

Then most of the House Democratic Caucus left their seats to avoid voting on it earlier this month. Several of the General Assembly's Jewish members pushed back on the bill's language.

Posted on 23 Feb 2015, 15:33 - Category: News

Va. Senate defeats bill to require attorney general to defend state law

By Laura Vozzella February 23

RICHMOND — By the narrowest of margins, the state Senate on Monday killed a House bill that would have required Virginia’s attorney general to defend any state law whose constitutionality is challenged.

Proposed by Del. Brenda L. Pogge (R-James City), the measured appeared to be aimed at Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D), who last year declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and joined two same-sex couples in asking a federal court to strike it down. Months later, the Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriages to take place in Virginia when it refused to take up a lower court ruling that overturned the ban.

Posted on 23 Feb 2015, 15:30 - Category: News

Virginia Dems Flee Richmond Chamber to Avoid Voting on Pro-Israel Resolution

Guy Benson | Feb 19, 2015

Being an elected Democrat is treacherous business these days when it comes to the subject of US-Israeli relations. On one hand, Israel is a beacon of democratic pluralism, tolerance and modernity in a very rough neighborhood, and an extremely close American ally. On the other, Barack Obama and company  detest Benjamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech to Congress has become a target of manufactured White House's ire. Plus, a sizable element of your core base is effectively pro-Hamas. So what's a Virginia Democrat to do when his chamber is voting on a pro-Israel resolution? Run away -- twice -- to avoid going on the record in either direction. The item's language was symbolic in nature, and seemingly innocuous:

Posted on 19 Feb 2015, 15:12 - Category: News

Va. House approves bill forcing Herring to take cases

By Kathy Hieatt - The Virginian-Pilot
February 10, 2015

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the legality of same-sex marriage, some Virginia lawmakers are pushing legislation that would require the state's top attorney to defend its ban.

Posted on 15 Feb 2015, 15:03 - Category: News

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