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Virginia House Democrats Defeat Republican Proposals to Alter American Rescue Plan Act Spending Bill

RICHMOND, Virginia – The House of Delegates voted against several Republican attempts to change proposals to allocate $4.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on Tuesday afternoon. House Republicans led by Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) introduced an alternate bill, but it was defeated 53 to 43. House Democrats also defeated amendments from Delegate Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) and attorney general candidate Delegate Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach).
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 701,058 total cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth as of Wednesday, August 4, 2021, dating to the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. That’s up 1,716 from the 699,342 reported Tuesday, a larger increase than the 1,403 reported from Monday to Tuesday.
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