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pipeline

Forest Service allows 11 exceptions to Jefferson Forest Plan for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The USFS would allow 11 exceptions to the Jefferson National Forest Plan for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.


mark warner tim kaine

Kaine, Warner on CBO score on Senate Republican healthcare repeal

Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner comment on today’s analysis of the Senate Republican health care repeal by the Congressional Budget Office.


healthcare

Report: Per capita caps in Senate healthcare bill would cost Virginia $1.4 billion

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s “repeal and replace” bill shows caps in the proposal would cost Virginia at least $1.4 billion over seven years.


virginia house democrats

House Democratic Caucus staffs up for November legislative races

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today announced its 2017 staff, the largest in at least a decade.


brexit

How UK’s upcoming Brexit deal will affect U.S. markets

After months of debates and discourse, the United Kingdom is finally set to enter into the muddled world of Brexit negotiations.


virginia

How is the Commonwealth of Virginia performing economically?

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s gross state product was last measured at $480 billion (November 2016).


pipeline

FERC fails to acknowledge pipeline impacts

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 


ralph northam

Northam commits to three debates, seven joint appearances

The Northam for Governor campaign announced its commitment to a schedule of three debates and seven joint appearances.


virginia distillers association

Virginia Distillers Association advocates for tax cut on Capitol Hill

The Virginia Distillers Association joined 45 distilled spirits producers from across the country who gathered in Washington, D.C.


pipeline

Groups blast federal environmental analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline

A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations condemned the FERC for its environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.


virginia

McAuliffe announces 2017 Women Veterans Summit

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the 2017 Virginia Women Veterans Summit will be held Friday in Chesapeake.


unmanned aircraft drones

Bipartisan bill to advance development of unmanned aircraft systems

Bipartisan legislation would advance the development of unmanned aircraft systems and build on the FAA’s efforts to safely integrate them.


virginia

Winchester Metals to create 17 new jobs in Frederick County

Winchester Metals, a complete package metals industry partner, will invest $870,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Frederick County.


healthcare

Sen. Warner meets with Virginia parents opposed to steep Medicaid cuts

Sen. Mark R. Warner met in his Capitol Hill office with parents and educators from across Virginia concerned about the impact of proposed Medicaid cuts.


terry mcauliffe

Terry McAuliffe on Senate GOP healthcare proposal

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in response to the Senate Republicans’ proposed Health Care legislation,


tim kaine

Tim Kaine statement on Senate Republican healthcare bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the release of the Senate Republican healthcare bill.


mark warner

Mark Warner on Senate Trumpcare proposal

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner comments after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released draft text for a Republican healthcare repeal bill.


ken plum

Ken Plum: November general elections

With the conclusion of the political party primaries last week the general election is now teed up for November 7.


healthcare

Warner, Kaine: Trumpcare’s Medicaid cuts will have significant impact

Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have asked Virginia health officials for a detailed assessment of the health care impacts of Medicaid cuts.


democrats republicans

Poll: Northam with sizable lead on Gillespie in Virginia governor race

Democrat Ralph Northam has an eight-point lead on Republican Ed Gillespie in an early summer rendering of the Virginia governor race.


pipeline

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

The SELC is filing a motion asking that the FERC hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims.


mark warner tim kaine

Warner, Kaine: Trumpcare ‘dangerous’

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine asked Virginia’s top insurance regulator to inform consumers about health insurance costs associated with Trumpcare.


tim kaine

How does Trumpcare, Trump budget affect Virginia public schools?

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released a district-by-district report on the importance of Medicaid to Virginia’s public schools.


virginia

Commonwealth Transportation Board approves Six-Year Improvement Program

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved today the latest Six-Year Improvement Program for VDOT and the DRPT.


congress

Warner joins in bill providing relief for borrowers of joint consolidation student loans

Mark Warner has joined in a bill that would provide relief to borrowers who previously consolidated their student loan debt with their spouse’s.