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Study for Virginia Currency Gets House Approval

Preparing for U.S. monetary collapse, proposal from Del. Bob Marshall would weigh need for Commonwealth's own gold and silver coins.

A measure introduced by local Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) to study a Virginia currency is now in front of the state Senate after approval from the House of Delegates on Monday.

The House voted, 65-32, for the study of a metallic-based monetary unit in the event the U.S. dollar crumbles. 

Chantilly's Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67th) voted for the bill; Del. Tom Rust (R-87th), who also represents portions of Chantilly, voted against the bill.

According to the bill, the committee would meet four times this year to "consider recommendations for legislation, with respect to the need, means and schedule for establishing a metallic-based monetary unit to serve as a contingency currency for the Commonwealth."

The bill sets the maximum cost of the committee's work at $17,440.

What do you think of the proposal for a Virginia currency?  Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

See how your representative voted:

YEAS--Albo, Anderson, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Byron, Cline, Cole, Cosgrove, Cox, J.A., Cox, M.K., Dudenhefer, Edmunds, Fariss, Farrell, Garrett, Gilbert, Greason, Habeeb, Head, Helsel, Hodges, Hugo, Iaquinto, Ingram, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Knight, Landes, LeMunyon, Lingamfelter, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, Merricks, Miller, Minchew, Morefield, Morris, O'Bannon, O'Quinn, Orrock, Peace, Pogge, Poindexter, Purkey, Putney, Ramadan, Ransone, Robinson, Rush, Scott, E.T., Sherwood, Stolle, Tata, Villanueva, Ware, R.L., Watson, Webert, Wilt, Yancey, Yost, Mr. Speaker--65.

NAYS--BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Comstock, Dance, Filler-Corn, Herring, Hester, Hope, Howell, A.T., James, Keam, Kory, Krupicka, Lewis, Lopez, Massie, McClellan, McQuinn, Morrissey, Plum, Rust, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Surovell, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Ward, Ware, O., Watts--32.

ABSTENTIONS--0.

NOT VOTING--Crockett-Stark, Spruill, Wright--3.

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