Politics

tim kaine

Kaine touts military spouse employment measures in Senate defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


mark warner

Warner statement on Senate passage of annual defense bill

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released a statement after Congress approved the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


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Supreme Court upholds Wisconsin unconstitutional electoral maps

Today the Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate standing in the case of Gill v. Whitford, a case which challenged the state of Wisconsin’s assembly map as an example of partisan gerrymandering.


Donald McEachin

Congressman McEachin announces $16 million to improve care for AIDS

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced $16,486,972 in grant funding to support the Virginia Health Department’s work to carry out the Ryan White CARE Act, which serves to improve care for those with AIDS.


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Farm Bureau supports science-based labeling bill

The nation’s largest agricultural organization has voiced support for legislation that would require science-based consumer product labeling.


virginia

Northam announces $1.2 million in grants for school resource officer, school security officer positions

Governor Ralph Northam announced the award of grants totaling $1.265 million to localities throughout the Commonwealth that will fund school resource officer and school security officer positions.


Donald McEachin

McEachin announces $1.3 million for Chesterfield County Head Start

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced that Chesterfield County Public Schools received a grant award of $1,389,182 to support their Head Start programs, an early childhood education program for underprivileged preschoolers.


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Northam announces $50 million in criminal justice grants

Governor Ralph Northam announced that $50 million in funds administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services were awarded to localities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations to benefit Virginia’s criminal justice system.


Gerry Connolly

Connolly-Quigley send letter to Ryan informing Speaker of Pruitt scandals

Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) sent a letter to the Speaker detailing the many abuses and allegations against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.


mark warner

Sen. Warner on Chinese tariffs

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) comments on the Trump Administration’s  announcement that it will impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese technology imports in response to China’s theft of intellectual property, the forced transfer of American technology, and cyber attacks.


environment

Trump administration signals unprecedented attack on clean water protections

The Trump administration has submitted a proposal for inter-agency review that would reportedly gut the Clean Water Act, stripping longstanding protections for streams, wetlands, and smaller waterways that feed drinking water sources for millions of people in the South. 


mark warner

Warner, colleagues urge OPM director not to balance budget on backs of federal workforce

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and a group of 25 Senators wrote a letter to Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Jeff Pon, urging the Trump Administration not to cut retirement benefits for the nation’s federal workforce.


tim kaine

Kaine co-sponsors bill to boost apprenticeship programs

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine co-sponsored legislation to increase the number of workers trained through registered apprenticeships and the competitiveness of our workers and businesses in the global marketplace.


environment

Northam joins coastal governors urging Congress to reject offshore drilling legislation

A coalition of governors from New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia, sent a letter to Congress opposing the “Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters” Act.


Don Beyer

Beyer, Kaptur lead 70+ Dems calling on Pruitt to halt assault on clean air

Reps. Don Beyer (VA-08) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today led 71 Democrats in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing grave concerns over his May 9th memorandum regarding future National Ambient Air Quality Standards reviews and standard setting.


alon ben meir

Alon Ben-Meir: Erdogan’s ‘Trojan Horse’ in Macedonia

Turkey’s President Erdogan makes no secret of his ambition to spread his neo-Ottoman wings all over the Balkans. He views Macedonia as another Turkish satellite in the making.


Gerry Connolly

Gerry Connolly on DOJ IG report on FBI actions before 2016 election

Congressman Gerry Connolly comments on today’s release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on FBI activities prior to the 2016 election.


mark warner

Senate Intel Vice Chairman Mark Warner on OIG report

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the report released today by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.


Donald McEachin

McEachin on separation of families at United States-Mexico border

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement on the separation of families at the United States-Mexico border.


Don Beyer

Beyer, Katko seek suicide prevention funding

Days after a Centers for Disease Control study showed dramatic increases in suicide rates across the country, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) wrote to House appropriators seeking increased funding for an array of federal suicide prevention programs.


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Senators introduce bill to help students reverse transfer credits to community colleges

Bipartisan legislation would make it easier for students to get degrees they have already earned by ‘reverse’ transferring college credits from four-year institutions to community colleges.


virginia

Northam announces $579,000 in GO Virginia grants

Governor Ralph Northam announced three regional projects funded through GO Virginia (Growth and Opportunity for Virginia) grants totaling $579,472.


mark warner

Warner calls for more research on the contingent workforce

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to Bureau of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner William Wiatrowski, urging the agency to conduct further research on the contingent workforce.


Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

Farm Bill passed by Senate committee includes Warner-Kaine Virginia priorities

The Senate Agriculture Committee advanced bipartisan legislation that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA).


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Four Warner bills included in bipartisan opioid package

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, voted to advance the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorders Act of 2018.