New Lawmakers Face Obstacles In General Assembly Session

Danica Roem, Lee Carter, Debra Rodman, Kelly Convirs-Fowler

  Del. Lee Carter, D-Prince William recites the pledge of allegiance during opening ceremonies of the 2018 session of the Virginia House of Delegates. Carter may end the session with all of his legislative proposals killed.
Credit (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The halls of power in Richmond are loaded with new members after the wave election in November.

But, as Michael Pope reports, that doesn’t mean their proposals are seeing much success.

Being a freshman House member in the minority isn’t easy. You just got here and you’re not sure how it all works. And you’ve got Republicans eager to kill your bills just because you’re new.

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