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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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.



How is the Commonwealth of Virginia performing economically?

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

FERC fails to acknowledge pipeline impacts

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


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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.

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.

McAuliffe announces 2017 Women Veterans Summit

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

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.



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.
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Terry McAuliffe on Senate GOP healthcare proposal

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

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.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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.
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Aeroprobe Corporation to expand operation in Montgomery County

- Aeroprobe Corporation will invest $300,000 to expand its operation in Montgomery County.
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Warner presses DHS to disclose information on election hacks in 2016

- Mark Warner is pressing the DHS to disclose additional information on the full scope of foreign attempts to interfere in the 2016 elections.

USDA grant to support Virginia farm-to-school programs

- A USDA farm-to-school grant will support efforts of school nutrition programs to serve locally grown-and-raised food in school cafeterias.

Number of dairy farmers using safety net program declines

- The number of dairy farmers using the 2014 Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection Program is the lowest it’s been since the program was introduced.

Produce growers to get extension on water standards

- The FDA has announced its intention to extend the compliance dates for new agricultural water standards.
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McAuliffe announces updated resources promoting alternatives to school suspensions

- Governor McAuliffe signed legislation directing the Board of Education to develop best practice alternatives to school suspensions.
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McAuliffe to lead trade, marketing mission to Europe

- Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a 13-day trade and marketing mission to Europe from June 18-30, 2017. 

McAuliffe announces second round of preschool grants

- Five grants to local communities will ensure all children eligible for the Virginia Preschool Initiative are able to access programs.
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Tim Kaine statement on Trump action on Cuba

- U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement reversing U.S. policy towards Cuba.

Virginia unemployment rate steady at 3.8 percent

- Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 3.8 percent for the third consecutive month.
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Mark Warner statement on Trump administration Cuba rollback

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the below statement following the Trump Administration’s rollback of U.S.-Cuba policy.
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Kaine, Warner talk Senate healthcare reform

- Tim Kaine isn't focused on what the Senate isn't doing on healthcare reform, but rather, on what needs to be done.

McAuliffe announces $83 million for criminal justice programs

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced $83.3 million in grants to provide support for essential programs and services across the criminal justice system.

She’s crafty: Virginia now home to 206 licensed breweries

- Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina.

New initiative to rehabilitate homes in 12 rural Virginia counties

- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2 million in funding for six housing rehabilitation programs.
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Workforce development and partnerships key to securing wireless technology

- In order to address the growing security threats securely and reliably to wireless devices, we must focus on workforce development initiatives.
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Kaine: ‘I worry about the environment we’re in’

- Democrats and Republicans sit on opposite sides of the aisle. Tonight they'll be sitting in separate dugouts at Nationals Park at the annual congressional baseball game.
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Herring announces ongoing investigation to help address opioid crisis

- Virginia is taking part in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.
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Warner talks Trump, Sessions, Russia investigation

- Mark Warner met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday, a day after an explosive interrogation in the Senate Intelligence Committee of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Charlottesville to propose EMS cost recovery program

- Charlottesville Fire Chief Andrew Baxter and Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad President Gin Leavell will present plans to implement ambulance billing.

Carper, Kaine introduce bill to improve healthcare marketplace

- U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Tim Kaine introduced the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to help stabilize the healthcare marketplace.
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VDOT schedules Route 250 bridge public hearing in Augusta County

- VDOT will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) in Augusta County.
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Northam, Gillespie win gubernatorial nominations in Virginia primaries

- Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie will face off for Virginia governor in November.