Senator Janet Howell

Senator Janet Howell Senator Howell represents the 32nd District which includes Reston, Tysons, Oakton, and parts of Arlington, Falls Church and McLean. Senator Howell is serving her 6th term in the Virginia Senate.

She represents the 32nd District which includes Herndon, Reston, Great Falls, McLean, Tysons, and parts of Arlington and Falls Church. She also is a senior member of the Finance, Education and Health, Rules and Courts of Justice Committees. She is the first woman to be a Senate budget conferee.

Virginia Arts for Biden-Harris Launch a Virtual Community Event on Tue 9/8, 7 – 8pmThe event features America's Opera so...
09/07/2020
Virginia Arts for Biden-Harris Launch · Virginia Victory

Virginia Arts for Biden-Harris Launch a
Virtual Community Event on Tue 9/8, 7 – 8pm

The event features America's Opera soprano Renee Fleming, muralist Hamilton Glass, Eddie from Ohio’s Robbie Schaefer, and Congressman Don Beyer for performances and inspiration at our Virginia Arts for Biden Virtual Launch Event.

For more information see:

https://www.mobilize.us/vavictory/event/317057/?referring_vol=600161&rname=Harris&share_context=schedule-event-chaining-modal&share_medium=twitter×lot=2059460

Get Inspired! Get Energized! Get Out the Vote! We're excited to welcome America's Opera soprano Renee Fleming, muralist Hamilton Glass, Eddie from Ohio’s Robbie Schaefer, and Congressman Don Beyer for performances and inspiration at our Virginia Arts for Biden Virtual Launch Event. Join us on Tues...

I am proud to support COVIDWISE, @VDHgov’s new app to help stop #COVID19 in Virginia. This app protects your health and ...
08/10/2020

I am proud to support COVIDWISE, @VDHgov’s new app to help stop #COVID19 in Virginia.

This app protects your health and your privacy—it doesn’t rely on location data or GPS tracking. Download #COVIDWISE for free in the App Store and on Google Play. COVIDWISE.org

For more information see: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/

08/10/2020
www.vdh.virginia.gov

This week, Virginia became the first state in the country to implement a free COVID-19 exposure notification app using the Apple/Google Bluetooth Low Energy framework. The app is called COVIDWISE and was developed in an unprecedented, public-private partnership between VDH, Google, and Apple.

Simply put, COVIDWISE allows you to anonymously notify others if you test positive for COVID-19, and notifies you if you’ve likely been exposed to the virus based on positive reports from other app users.

This effort is an example of Virginia leading the way forward during the most pressing pandemic of our lifetimes, with the goal of reducing the risk for your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues and helping Virginia stay safe and healthy.

We are asking you to join us in the effort:
Visit the App Store or Google Play Store and download COVIDWISE

COVIDWISE was created with both public health and public trust in mind. It’s easy to use, protects your privacy, and helps secure the health and safety of our community.

I hope we can count on you to join us in the fight against COVID-19! Together, we will move Virginia forward.

For more information see -https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/

05/20/2020

This morning antisemitic symbols were discovered in North Point Village Center. Such disgusting graffiti has no place in any civilized society. It most definitely is not wanted in Reston which has always been a welcoming community.

11/13/2019

Join me at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. with Emily Cain, EMILY's List Executive Director to discuss my book for children & teens - Leading the Way: Women in Power.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Women interested in politics, or even voting rights, have been dismissed and scoffed at throughout American history. Meet many of the brave women who wouldn’t be stopped—like Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress; Soledad Chávez Chacón, the second woman and first Latina to serve as governor; and Patsy Takemoto Mink, who coauthored the Title IX Amendment while she was the first woman of color and Asian American in Congress. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, this introduction to trailblazers concludes with a guide to inspire young readers to take action themselves. Ages 10 and up.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required.
Politics and Prose it located at 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

Thank YOU! Virginia has made history. Your calls, door knocking, donations, support, votes and dedication flipped both t...
11/06/2019

Thank YOU! Virginia has made history. Your calls, door knocking, donations, support, votes and dedication flipped both the Senate and House. Democrats are in the majority of both chambers. I look forward to accomplishing our mission with my colleagues. Congratulations and thank you!

It’s been an honor and privilege to serve you for so many years. Today is a crucial day for Democrats. What we are most ...
11/05/2019

It’s been an honor and privilege to serve you for so many years. Today is a crucial day for Democrats. What we are most excited about is, once we gain majority, I will be Chair of Finance and Appropriations Committee which will make history as the first Woman in Virginia to lead this committee. As a result, I, along with my fellow Democrats, will have a significant influence on the state budget. My mission is to invest taxpayers' money wisely.

Quality education from pre-K through college, services for people with mental health and substance abuse illnesses, transportation funding, reforming juvenile justice programs and economic development investments are top priorities.

Passing gun safety legislation and the Equal Rights Amendment, raising the minimum wage, improving human services for our neighbors, updating drug policies, ending the scourge of domestic violence and Climate Change are many of the issues I look forward to working on. My advocacy and work are possible due to your support.

But, all this progress can only continue with your vote in today’s crucial election. Not only will I be on the ballot but your supervisors and school board representatives will be counting on your support as well. Please vote down the entire ballot and flip it over to vote for your school board member.

Vote TODAY, at your regular polling place, open 6am - 7pm!

ENDORSEMENT ALERT: Thank you SEIU for continuously supporting me and for all of your tireless work!
10/30/2019

ENDORSEMENT ALERT: Thank you SEIU for continuously supporting me and for all of your tireless work!

Today Americans grieve over the death of a hero. RIP Rep. Elijah Cummings, he was a true leader and a genuine advocate. ...
10/18/2019

Today Americans grieve over the death of a hero. RIP Rep. Elijah Cummings, he was a true leader and a genuine advocate. May his service and leadership continue to inspire positive change and progress.

09/11/2019

We will never forget the attack on Americans and all the innocent lives lost on 9/11. Today we honor our heros; first responders, law enforcement and families. #NeverForget

09/07/2019

Important Information on I-66/Route 28 Interchange.

Bridge Beam Installation at I-66/Route 28 Interchange Begins Next Week

Overnight closures of I-66 West planned for week of Sept. 15; Additional closures and detours in following weeks
FAIRFAX – Major construction work to install bridge beams for two new ramps over I-66 and Route 28 will begin Monday, Sept. 9, as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Work is anticipated to last approximately one month and will include multiple nights of detours and traffic stoppages on I-66 and Route 28 beginning the week of Sept. 15.

Drivers should plan for delays and detours as work progresses to rebuild the Route 28 Interchange.

The planned sequence of work and related traffic impacts is as follows:

Week of Sept. 8:
Crews will lift bridge beams outside of existing travel lanes during daytime hours.
No detours or significant stoppages are planned.

Week of Sept. 15:
Crews will lift bridge beams over I-66 West during overnight hours.
I-66 West will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. each night.
Drivers will be detoured to Route 28 North to Westfields Boulevard westbound, stay to the right for Route 28 South, then follow signs to I-66 West.

Week of Sept. 22:
Crews will lift bridge beams over I-66 East and Route 28 during overnight hours.
Lanes will be closed on I-66 East and Route 28 South with intermittent full traffic stoppages during late night hours. Stoppages of up to 30 minutes will occur between midnight and 5 a.m. nightly.
Route 28 North will be closed nightly with drivers detoured to I-66 East to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, stay to the right for I-66 West and then follow signs to Route 28 North.

Week of Sept. 29:
Crews will lift bridge beams over I-66 East and Route 28 South during overnight hours.
Lanes will be closed on I-66 East and Route 28 South with intermittent full traffic stoppages during late night hours. Stoppages of up to 30 minutes will occur between midnight and 5 a.m. nightly.

Message boards on I-66 and Route 28 will provide advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. Weekly updates will be available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.

When complete, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project will feature three general purpose and two Express Lanes in each direction from I-495/Capital Beltway to Route 29 in Gainesville. The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

On Twitter, follow VDOT Northern Virginia at @VaDOTNOVA.

09/05/2019

I was saddened to learn of the death of Carol Purves, wife of my opponent, Arthur. She and Arthur were married 46 years and had two children and seven grandchildren. They had such a strong relationship. My heart goes out to Arthur and I wish him and his family well in this difficult time.

Happy Indian Independence and Thank you to DAAV for all of your efforts and relentless work for the community.  Thank yo...
09/02/2019

Happy Indian Independence and Thank you to DAAV for all of your efforts and relentless work for the community.
Thank you for your support, Steve Descano — and of course I support you! We share so many goals for our criminal justice system and will be a great team.

08/30/2019

I feel like I have just had a major tune-up and am ready for my next 100,000 miles! Everything is healing as hoped and I am stronger daily. My heart is totally healed and I would be out and about except for the ankle. I can’t put any weight on it for another month and am grounded until then.
Thank you all for your emails, messages, cards, and especially prayers. I feel really loved!
- Janet

Wonderful day for joint canvassing and to be a part of Women Equality for VA canvass weekend #StellaPekarsky, #Kathysmit...
08/26/2019

Wonderful day for joint canvassing and to be a part of Women Equality for VA canvass weekend #StellaPekarsky, #Kathysmith, #KarrieDelaney, #SULLY

Welcoming students back to school and wishing them a great year!
08/23/2019

Welcoming students back to school and wishing them a great year!

The Pakistani Festival in Bull Run, wishing the Pakistani Virginian community Happy Independence Day!
08/19/2019

The Pakistani Festival in Bull Run, wishing the Pakistani Virginian community Happy Independence Day!

Wish I could have been at the Hunter Mill and Dranesville committee meetings but am recovering rapidly!  We MUST turn No...
08/16/2019

Wish I could have been at the Hunter Mill and Dranesville committee meetings but am recovering rapidly! We MUST turn NoVa totally blue and flip the Senate and House. Thank you to our committees, volunteers and my wonderful candidate friends for all your efforts!

Thank you to Congressman Don Beyer, former First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Delegate Ken Plum and all of you who celebrated...
07/01/2019

Thank you to Congressman Don Beyer, former First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Delegate Ken Plum and all of you who celebrated with me at the Hats Off to Janet event yesterday. It was a wonderful event and I loved seeing all of you! Thank you for your support yesterday, and through the years!

Great event today for my boss, Senator Howell
07/01/2019

Great event today for my boss, Senator Howell

Re-elect Senator Janet Howell! When we flip the General Assembly this November, Senator Howell will be Chair of the Finance Committee — a powerful woman for a powerful position.

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Did the Democrats lock Senator Chase out of the Pocahontas room today? Amanda Chase for Virginia Governor, 2021! Just incase you haven't heard!!
If you are ashamed of the votes you are casting perhaps you should be voting the other way!
Can We Risk Passing HB-177, The NPVIC? The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement between states to give their electoral votes to the Presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide. The compact does not activate until member states represent 270 electoral votes. Currently, the compact has 15 member states, plus DC, and 196 electoral votes. The NPVIC is likely to result in a Democrat President because it creates a national popular vote weighted by heavily populated states who reliably vote Democrat. However, consider the scenario where the nation’s Democrat vote is split by a strong third-party candidate. In this example, the Republican candidate could win the national popular vote, and the compact would distribute all 270 electoral votes to the Republican, even if each member state chose a Democrat. If Virginia joins the NPVIC, our 13 electoral votes will likewise be delegated to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of Virginia's choice of candidate. Are you prepared to take this risk? The Virginia House of Delegates has already passed the NPVIC, and HB-177 is currently under consideration in the Senate. Tell Senator Howell that Virginia doesn’t want to risk losing its voice in Presidential elections.
Please do not pass the $15 minimum wage. Raising the minimum had never helped in the past. Why do you think it will this time? We have already priced ourselves out of the world market. All the jobs are going out of this country. Illegals will want to get in this country more. Their extra money is sent home not i the US. Do you think people like nurses who are making $15/hour will be satisfied? NO. Nor would anybody else. So the minimum goes high and so will inflation. Small companies who cannot afford this will go out of business. Last time the wage went up. Some companies cut the hours from most of the employees, so they were no better. MD, approved the min. to go up to $15 by 2025 have already lost 9,000 jobs. Minimum wage is meant just that a minimum, not a wage to live by. Tho, I know several people who are doing that. POSSIBLE SOLUTION. To begin those people should get cost of living adjustments annually. Second they should by encouraged to get into a higher paying job. Encourage companies to create apprentice jobs. You say that not possible for some. That is true, but not because they do not have the education. They lack the get up and go. I personally know maids who saved enough to buy a houses and raise their kids. I ask you not to do it. If do, In a few years they will be demanding $25/hour. A never ending circle.
Leave my 2A rights alone , we will not be silenced!!!
Your another one we’ll vote out of office. As a gun owner and veteran I really can’t understand what y’all think these new gun laws are going to do? Criminals don’t abide by your laws, they will get guns one way or another. All you politicians are doing is putting innocent people in danger. Why not try looking at the judicial system. You need to start making some examples to criminals that we won’t tolerate it.
Let’s start at the beginning
You can’t bully Virginia! We will keep our 2A rights Breaking your Oath of office shows your true self , which seems to be Communistic
Thank Senator Chase for standing up for your people!!!!!! Maybe one day the other public officials that signed up to protect the constitution will due there job!!!!!Have a Good Day.
You took an oath when you where sworn in to office to protect and defend the constitution. What part of Right to bear arms don't you comprehend. We will fight for that right all the way to the supreme court. Then we the people whom you work for will vote your non complaint butt right out of office. Please do the job you were elected to do and stand up for our Constitutional rights.
If you don’t want constituents to call and complain about your bad bills; then stop introducing them. If you don’t want to hear from Virginians, then don’t run for office.
Why are you bullying your fellow senators for pointing constituents to their represenative's official contact information? Are you trying to tell citizens not to be engaged? This isn't like when the NYT decides to dig up private information, you are public officials and these are your public, TAX PAYER FUNDED office numbers. Everyone is SUPPOSED to know what they are.