Latest True Fact-checks in Virginia 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." Mark Herring stated on March 29, 2016 in a letter: "Since 1900, six (U.S. Supreme Court) justices have been confirmed during election years, including Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was confirmed in the final year of the Reagan Administration." Terry McAuliffe stated on March 21, 2016 in an interview: "Virginia now is the number one exporter of (agricultural) products to Cuba. We have now jumped to number one." Donald Trump stated on February 23, 2016 in a campaign speech: The U.S. "doesn’t make television sets anymore." Bernie Sanders stated on February 23, 2016 in a campaign rally.: "The Walton family of Walmart ... This one family owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of the American people." Virginia Center for Public Safety stated on January 18, 2016 in a rally flier: "Since John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, more Americans have died by gunfire within our own country than American servicemen and women who were killed in all our wars." Terry McAuliffe stated on December 3, 2015 in a news conference.: "Since 2008, we have cut 5,000 positions" from Virginia public schools. Ted Cruz stated on November 14, 2015 in a news conference.: Says President Barack Obama "will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’" Mike Huckabee stated on September 24, 2015 in a radio show.: "Six of the 10 richest counties in the United States surround Washington, D.C." Jim Gilmore stated on September 16, 2015 in a tweet.: On the main GOP presidential debate: "Not one candidate on the debate stage has military experience … " Mary Mannix stated on September 16, 2015 in a news conference.: "Just about half of rural hospitals operate in the red in Virginia. They operate at a loss." Dan Gecker stated on August 18, 2015 in a candidates' forum.: "Of the 25 wealthiest nations, we're the only one that doesn't provide basic health coverage." Glen Sturtevant stated on August 18, 2015 in a candidates' forum.: "Last year, we had zero percent growth in GDP in Virginia ...The only states that did worse than us were Alaska and Mississippi."