January 10, 2007
It was in Jamestown nearly 400 years ago, where America's first ever democratic governing body met for the first time. To honor this historic anniversary, Vice President Dick Cheney addressed Virginia's General Assembly.
Virginia's legislators did a small amount of business this morning in Richmond before boarding buses and heading to Jamestown for the Vice President's address.
The 12 minute address touched on the vast amount of history not only on this site, but throughout the entire commonwealth. Vice President Cheney said it is only appropriate that Virginia celebrate this anniversary because it marks the beginning of our nation.
"So, it is fitting we should know and appreciate all that happened here, the names of those who lived here and the history, both good and ill that unfolded here" said Cheney.
The General Assembly will reconvene at 6:30pm for several small matters before making their way to governor Tim Kaine where he'll give his annual state of the commonwealth address.
The real work for the General Assembly begins tomorrow as they have 45 days to tackle over 31 hundred bills, the state budget and of course, a comprehensive transportation plan.