News & Updates
Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
House Speaker Jill Krowinski issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court
Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
This is a truly sad day in our nation's history. The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade is setting reproductive rights back 50 years, a decision that is unacceptable and unconscionable. I believe access to abortion services should be legal and accessible, and should be a decision made between an individual and their health care provider. I am proud of the work we’ve done in the legislature to ensure reproductive rights will remain safe and available in this new post-Roe world for Vermonters. Currently in Vermont reproductive rights are protected under Freedom of Choice Act, which guarantees access to contraceptive and abortion services, but we know we need to go a step further. On the ballot in November is the reproductive liberty constitutional amendment and we must pass it to enshrine reproductive rights in our state constitution - becoming the first state in the nation to constitutionally solidify these rights.
End of Session Report
We're Proud to Represent the Old North End and Downtown Burlington
The 2021–2022 biennium has adjourned! We began our work remotely, legislating via Zoom at the height of the pandemic, and returned to the statehouse in January of this year. Through it all, every committee meeting and floor debate has been available to the public — livestreamed and posted on the General Assembly website. I'm proud to serve as the Speaker of the House and to help us navigate through this difficult time. After careful consideration, Curt has decided not to run again and we wish him all the best! He's done incredible work and cares so much about our community. We're both here if you have any questions or need help with services. You can contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-828-2245.