One of my favorite parts of being a delegate is having the opportunity to learn and hear different perspectives on the issues affecting our community.
In that spirit, I am pleased to announce my fall informal office hours where constituents are invited to talk about issues of interest and to learn about potential legislation. The format is casual and no appointment is needed. Similar to last year, I will be having events in the City of Fairfax and Centreville. All events will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Coffee is on me!
- September 29th at Main Street Bagel, 10268 Main Street, City of Fairfax
- October 20th at Jireh Bakery and Café, 13848 Lee Highway, Centreville
- December 8th at Main Street Bagel
I am also happy to arrange individual appointments on specific issues or concerns. More information can be found at www.davidbulova.com.
While several issues appear likely to dominate the 2013 session, including whether to lift a decades old ban on uranium mining, few will be as important or far ranging as health care. One of the commissions that I sit on is the Joint Commission on Health Care, which is currently debating issues such as the planned closure of the Northern Virginia Training Center, proposed licensure of surgical assistants and technologists, and issues related to the federal health care legislation such as whether to expand Medicaid and establish a state health insurance exchange. To visit the commission's website, click here.
You can visit the General Assembly's website for a full list of proposals that have been submitted to date. Over the next few weeks I will start to submit my draft bills including ones dealing with education, transportation, texting and driving, freedom of information, and parental oversight of social media -- just to name a few.
As always, it is an honor to serve you in the House of Delegates. Hope to see you for one of my coffees or out in the community.