Delegate Rick Morris

Delegate Rick Morris

On January 11, 2012 I was honored to take my oath of office. It was truly a privilege to officially become the voice of the citizens of the 64th District on the floor of the House of Delegates. It is a moment I will never forget. During the opening ceremony, Speaker Bill Howell announced Members' committee assignments for the 2012 session, appointing me to the Committee on Courts of Justice, the Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee and the Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns. I am very pleased with my committee assignments.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Delegate.

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Dear Friend,

The General Assembly is set to adjourn Saturday, but it doesn't look like we will finish the state budget.

Governor Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly Democrats are demanding that we expand ObamaCare in Virginia before they will agree to pass a budget.

This is wrong. Virginia's budget is not a bargaining chip. Regardless of how you feel about ObamaCare, holding hostage funding for our schools, teachers, police officers, firefighters and local governments is wrong. Threatening a state government shutdown if you don't get what you want is not the Virginia way.

Click here to sign a petition telling Terry McAuliffe to drop his demands for ObamaCare and let Virginia pass a clean budget.

I do not support expanding ObamaCare in Virginia. Simply put, Medicaid needs significant reform and I am not sure the federal government will keep its commitment to indefinitely pay 90% of the cost for ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion.

But I recognize that some Virginians, including Governor McAuliffe might disagree with me on that. That's why I am willing to continue the debate. I have urged Governor McAuliffe to pass a clean budget and then we can debate ObamaCare in a special session.

He won't compromise.

That's why he needs to hear from you. Please, sign this petition asking Governor McAuliffe to pass a clean budget.

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April 30, 2014

Delegate Rick Morris stands firm in opposition to Gov. McAuliffee's
outrageous demands to hold Virginia's budget hostage.

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast Update:
Delegate Rick Morris (R-64th) announces clear stance on Virginia's Budget

SMITHFIELD- The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce's Annual Post-Legislative Breakfast was held Wednesday, April 30 at the Smithfield Center. Delegate Rick Morris shared his disappointment with Gov. McAuliffe's decision to hold Virginia's budget hostage in order to expand the failing Obamacare Medicaid program to Virginia. Delegate Morris stated "Unless Medicaid is decoupled from this budget, I am a NO vote. I guarantee it," Morris said. He went on to note in a lively debate with Sen. Louise Lucas (D-18th) that he stands firm in knowing "Medicaid needs a significant overhaul to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse". Furthermore, Delegate Morris stated that it is "reprehensible that Gov. McAuliffe is holding hostage the budget that pays for our first line of defense-Virginia's police officers, teachers and firefighters, those that keep our Commonwealth running daily. Decoupling Medicaid Expansion from the budget is the right thing to do so business as usual can continue on in the Commonwealth without putting our localities in a state of uncertainty as to how they will pay their employees come July 1st".

For more info on this event, check out this article published by the Daily Press:

Daily Press Article on Isle of Wight Post Legislative Breakfast