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Statement by Delegate Sickles' on Governor McAuliffe's plan to close the Coverage Gap

September 8, 2014Blog Post


This is a giant step forward to help the poorest Virginians gain access to affordable health care. However, Virginia can and must do more. It is time to unveil the House Republican plan to close the coverage gap that was promised last January that takes full advantage of our Federal tax dollars to expand coverage for all of those that fall into the gap.

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Statement by Delegate Sickles on layoffs at Mary Washington Healthcare

September 4, 2014Blog Post


Experts say an estimated 4,710 people would gain routine preventative healthcare in the 28th district and now, unfortunately, people have lost their jobs without it. What is it going to take for House Republicans to accept change as well as our own health care tax dollars used for their intended purpose? 

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Jeff Todd Way Ribbon Cutting

August 25, 2014Blog Post

Today we officially opened Jeff Todd Way, a project 13 years in the making and a much needed East-West link from Hayfield to Richmond Highway at Woodlawn. In order to make the new road work, Telegraph Road from Gribble Gate south to Beulah also needed to be widened. Although not necessarily intended to serve Wegman’s when the road was designed, the road will definitely serve Mt. Vernon area shoppers when the store opens in less than a year. It will create better traffic circulation in our area and vastly improve access to Mt. Vernon Hospital as well as to the new Ft.

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Colleagues remember groundbreaking delegate Keating

August 21, 2014News ClipLegislative ‘pioneer’ served Franconia district for more than two decades

Former colleagues and friends are remembering Gladys Keating, who represented the Franconia area in the House of Delegates for 22 years.

Keating died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., several weeks after celebrating her 91st birthday with her family.

After years living the nomadic life of a military officer’s wife, Keating became very active in the community when the family settled in Franconia in 1961. She served as president of her civic association and the PTA, and was a member of the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees.

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Improving Mobility and the Revitalization of Route 1

July 30, 2014Blog Post

Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transit is currently undertaking a mobility improvement study on the Route 1 Corridor (“the Highway”) in South Fairfax County.  When commuting to work on Route 1, maintaining 45 mph between traffic signals can be a challenge—weekend traffic is horrific and draws the most complaints.  Good news: in the immediate area around Ft.

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