House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, declars the redistricting bill from the Senate improper and should not be considered during the floor session of the House of Delegates at t

 

              House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, declars the redistricting bill from the Senate improper and should not be considered during the floor session of the House of Delegates at t
House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, declars the redistricting bill from the Senate improper and should not be considered during the floor session of the House of Delegates at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The speaker's procedural ruling clears away a major standing provocation to the Senate's 20 Democrats. They had threatened to deny the Senate's 20 Republicans the 21st vote they would need to advance key legislation this year, including transportation funding and the state budget. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)