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2018 Inaugural Committee leadership announces theme: The Way Ahead

- The 2018 Inaugural Committee announced the theme for the 73rd Virginia gubernatorial inauguration: “The Way Ahead.”
morgan griffith

Morgan Griffith: Jerusalem

- It is dangerous to make any attempt to explain the Middle East in less than four volumes, but on the issue of our embassy in Jerusalem, I will attempt to nonetheless.
virginia

CDBG funding to provide transition assistance to coal industry-related businesses

- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant Local Innovation funding to Tazewell County for the Heart of Appalachia Collaborative Economic Transition Project.
congress

Frank Clemente: Big Pharma’s blockbuster tax cuts

- The biggest losers from the GOP tax plans now before Congress would be the 87 million middle-class families facing higher taxes, plus the 13 million people who would lose their healthcare.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe announces $6.5 million in grants to support crime victims in Virginia

- Governor Terry McAuliffe this week announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding to provide support for essential programs and services in all aspects of Virginia’s criminal justice system.
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McAuliffe announces $12.5 million in land conservation grants

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced this week nearly $12.5 million in grants from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation to nine projects.
virginia

Commonwealth Transportation Board awards four roads contracts

- The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved four contracts at its monthly meeting yesterday totaling $374.7 million for maintenance and construction projects.
virginia

McAuliffe, LaHood release independent WMATA review

- Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released Secretary LaHood’s independent review of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

  



 

tim kaine

Kaine statement on Al Franken resignation

- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senator Al Franken’s decision to resign.
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Kaine calls for public release of Senate sexual harassment claims, settlements

- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Senate Office of Compliance this week requesting information on the number of sexual harassment claims filed against senators.
healthcare

Virginia congressional delegation urges extension in ACA enrollment

- Members of the Virginia delegation led by sent a letter to HHS Acting Secretary Eric Hargan asking him to extend the open enrollment period for the ACA individual market.
ken plum

Ken Plum: Women to be honored at State Capitol

- Earlier this week there was a groundbreaking ceremony on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond for a memorial "recognizing the contributions of women across four centuries."
virginia

Fredericksburg area voters seek new election in House District 28

- Voters in the Fredericksburg area filed suit today to seek a new election in House District 28, after the State Board of Elections admitted that 147 voters were assigned into the wrong House district.
mark warner

Mark Warner on Trump administration decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

- Sen. Mark Warner issued the following statement regarding the President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
congress

Warner, Kaine push Congress to reauthorize CHIP

- Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to immediately pass bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
dream act

Salvador Macias: Follow your DREAM

- Nearly 800,000 individuals across the nation have benefited from the DREAM Act. We have found jobs, reached for higher education.



tim kaine

Kaine calls for immediate action on DREAM Act, shares stories of Virginia Dreamers

- Today on the Senate floor, Sen. Tim Kaine called on Congress to immediately pass the bipartisan DREAM Act and shared stories of DACA recipients—known as DREAMers—from across Virginia.
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Warner, Kaine join 44 senators urging Trump to nominate aggressive consumer watchdog

- Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 44 senators in a letter urging President Trump to follow the law and swiftly nominate a permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who will put working families ahead of Wall Street.
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Kaine joins bipartisan bill to restrict flow of fentanyl

- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan bill to help halt the flow of illicit fentanyl from Mexico, China and other nations around the world into the United States. 
ralph northam

Northam announces Inaugural Committee leadership

- Gov.-elect Ralph Northam announced the inaugural co-chairs and senior staff of the 2018 Inaugural Committee.
morgan griffith

Morgan Griffith: Do Democrats want a shutdown?

- The American people elected Congress to do a job. The job’s requirements are no surprise, as Article I of the United States Constitution spelled them out.
virginia farm bureau

Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for their service

- Three leading members of Virginia’s agriculture community were honored Nov. 29 with Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Awards.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe marks opening of a wider I-64 on the Peninsula

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe this week marked the opening of a wider I-64 on the peninsula with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
congress

Long awaited breakthrough to repair Arlington Memorial Bridge

- The National Park Service has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge.



mark herring

Herring announces action to dissolve deceptive veterans charity

- Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a settlement between 24 states and VietNow National Headquarters.
bill howell

Retiring House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell to deliver address at VCU commencement

- Retiring Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell will deliver the keynote address at Virginia Commonwealth University’s fall commencement ceremony in December.
pipeline rally

Hundreds of anti-pipeline Virginians surround State Capitol

- Upwards of 500 Virginians gathered today in Richmond for a historic demonstration against the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.
tim kaine

Tim Kaine on passage of Senate GOP tax giveaway

- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the partisan vote to pass the Republican tax bill overnight.
healthcare

Community, faith leaders issue report on expanding healthcare in Virginia

- Community and religious leaders today released an updated report on healthcare access and called upon the Virginia General Assembly to take advantage of federal dollars for expanding healthcare coverage.
virginia house democrats

Third House Democratic candidate files recount

- The campaign of Democratic nominee Josh Cole (HD-28) has now joined the campaigns of Donte Tanner (HD-40) and Shelly Simonds (HD-94) in filing for a recount of votes cast in the Nov. 7 election.
ken plum

Ken Plum: In the name of tax reform

- If there are any impartial observers left listening to the debate in Washington, D.C. on tax reform, they must be left scratching their heads over what they are hearing.
mark warner

Mark Warner on Michael Flynn guilty plea

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the guilty plea by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.