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AFP-VA Opposes Health Care Exchange Legislation

January 25, 2012 J

For Immediate Release: Ajackson@afphq.org

AFP-VA Opposes Health Care Exchange Legislation

Obama’s “exchanges” will diminish choice, transparency and innovation

Richmond, VA – Americans for Prosperity – Virginia is calling the kettle black and opposing legislation to implement a so-called “health care exchange.” The Virginia House of Delegates last week introduced bills to create a Virginia Health Care Exchange, one of the mandates under the new federal healthcare law. AFP-Virginia encourages the General Assembly to oppose any action to establish a Health Care Exchange in Virginia until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the health care challenge this summer.

AFP-VA to Hold Energy Town Hall Meetings

June 27, 2011 J

- Rep. Morgan Griffith to Give Report from House Energy Committee -

Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) will hold two town hall meetings to discuss energy policy, EPA regulation and spiraling energy costs. AFP-VA will hold the town hall meetings on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in Covington and Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Bluefield. Congressman Morgan Griffith (9th District) will be the special guest and give a report from the House Energy Committee, of which he is a member.

Recently, American Electric Power announced it will shut down several coal-fired power plants, including one in Giles County, simply to be able to afford compliance with new regulations from President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The closure will mean the loss of hundreds of jobs in the region and a dramatic increase in energy bills for all consumers.

AFP Applauds U.S. Senate Candidate George Allen

February 23, 2011 J

RICHMOND — The Virginia chapter of the grassroots free market organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP-VA) today applauded U.S. Senate candidate George Allen for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” Allen joins more than 500 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”