Latest True Fact-checks in Virginia Abigail Spanberger stated on June 16, 2022 in an op-ed.: “The four big meat packers are raking in record profits … ” Levar Stoney stated on June 16, 2022 in a tweet.: “In Virginia, Black people are eight times (8X) more likely than white people to die of gun homicide.” Tim Kaine stated on March 15, 2022 in a tweet.: “Virginia women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to Virginia men.” Jennifer McClellan stated on February 15, 2022 in an op-ed.: “More than half of Virginia’s school buildings are older than 50 years.” Kirk Cox stated on April 7, 2021 in a radio interview.: On Virginia’s new marijuana law: “You can have up to one pound with only a $25 fine.” Terry McAuliffe stated on March 10, 2021 in a speech: “If you look at the average teacher pay compared to the average pay of your citizens, Virginia ranks last.” Jennifer Boysko stated on January 18, 2021 in a committee debate.: “The United States is the only industrialized, modernized country that does not already have a paid family medical leave program in place.” Kirk Cox stated on January 13, 2021 in a speech.: Virginia ranks “in the bottom third of states” in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Ralph Northam stated on December 3, 2020 in a radio interview.: “People of color and those of not, they use marijuana at the same rate. People of color are three times more likely to get arrested and convicted.” Nick Freitas stated on September 4, 2020 in a radio interview.: Abigail Spanberger “has voted with Nancy Pelosi over 90% of the time…” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on August 26, 2020 in a TV ad.: Nick Freitas “supports a plan letting insurance companies deny coverage for preexisting conditions like asthma or diabetes.” Levar Stoney stated on April 10, 2020 in a radio interview.: Virginia has “lagged behind other states when it comes to (covid-19) testing.” Denver Riggleman stated on January 23, 2020 in a radio interview.: “Over 50% of the people now in the House and state Senate have not been born in Virginia.” Bobby Scott stated on July 15, 2019 in a hearing: "Studies show at the minimum wage, you can’t rent a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States...a modest, two-bedroom apartment." Chris Jones stated on February 23, 2019 in a floor speech.: Virginia House "Republicans have had more African-Americans on key committees than when the Democrats were in control." Bobby Scott stated on February 7, 2019 in a speech.: "Today’s minimum wage worker making $7.25 an hour has less buying power than a minimum wage worker in the 1960s." Ralph Northam stated on January 9, 2019 in a speech.: On extreme-risk guns laws, "This idea has passed Republican legislatures in other states and has been signed by Republican governors." Tim Kaine stated on July 21, 2018 in a debate.: "The national economy was strong in its largest expansion of private sector jobs before President Trump came into office." Newt Gingrich stated on December 2, 2016 in a radio interview.: "We adopted the modern Social Security system at a time when the average person died before they were old enough to get Social Security." Tim Kaine stated on October 4, 2016 in a debate: "Richard Nixon released tax returns when he was under audit." Tim Kaine stated on September 6, 2016 in a speech: "When Moammar Gadhafi was set to visit the United Nations, and no one would let him stay in New York, Trump allowed Gadhafi to set up an elaborate tent at his Westchester County (New York) estate." Tim Kaine stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech: "We fixed a loophole in the (gun) background record check system so that we could make our commonwealth safer." Donald Trump stated on July 11, 2016 in a speech: "A shocking 20 veterans are committing suicide each and every day, especially our older veterans." Thomas Perez stated on June 18, 2016 in an interview.: "If you are a member of union, your median weekly income is roughly $200 more than if you are a nonunion member, and that doesn’t include benefits." Dave Brat stated on May 24, 2016 in Facebook post.: "The labor force participation rate -- the share of the potential workforce that is actually working or looking for work-- currently stands below 63%, the lowest level since the 1970s." Mamie Locke stated on May 8, 2016 in an interview.: "The United States has a low voter turnout rate." Ed Gillespie stated on April 30, 2016 in a speech: "For the first time in over 40 years, Republicans don’t hold a single statewide office" in Virginia. Terry McAuliffe stated on April 22, 2016 in a speech.: Before April 22, "we have restored the rights of more than 18,000 individuals, which is more than the past seven governors combined in their four-year terms." Kirk Cox stated on April 20, 2016 in a floor speech.: "In two years, Gov. McAuliffe has vetoed more bills that the previous three governors issued in each of their four-year terms." Mira Signer stated on April 28, 2016 in a conference.: States with "the highest gun ownership rates also have the highest suicide rates."