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Del. Landes honors Virginia Teacher of the Year

- Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Chairman of the House Education Committee, today presented House Joint Resolution 188, commending the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Michelle Cottrell-Williams.
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State Senate bill could breathe new life into Virginia’s distilled spirits industry

- Senate Bill 803 proceeds through the Virginia General Assembly ranks as state legislators continue to evaluate whether or not they want to foster the Commonwealth’s burgeoning distilled spirits industry.
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Morgan Griffith: Serving the Ninth and Energy and Commerce

- Committees are the engines that drive Congress. At the committee level, Members of Congress learn about issues, carefully consider legislation, and conduct oversight to see what works in the Federal Government and what doesn’t.
steve landes

Del. Landes amendments included in proposed House budget

- Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today highlighted his budget amendments included in the proposed House budget.
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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association statement on state budget bills

- Julian Walker of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association issued the following statement on the ongoing work on state budget bills.
ralph northam

Northam statement on expanded healthcare coverage in House budget proposal

- Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Committee released its amendments to the 2018-20 Biennial Budget.
creigh deeds

Creigh Deeds: The Big Enchilada

- Crossover came and went the day before Valentine's Day. It was notable for lots of things, both done and undone. The biggest enchilada remains Medicaid expansion.
ralph northam

Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference

- Gov. Ralph Northam will discuss Virginia agriculture’s and forestry’s $2.77 billion in exports when he co-hosts the 10th Annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade March 5.
alon ben meir

Alon Ben-Meir: Murder by Congress

- Once again, we are faced with another mass shooting. This time the cold-blooded killings took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 14 innocent students and three adults.
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Warner raises concerns about State Department vacancies

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, joined a group of 18 U.S. Senators in a letter to President Trump expressing concern about the many vacant senior positions and extensive attrition at the State Department.
Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

Warner, Kaine on nomination of Thomas Cullen for U.S. Attorney

- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released a statement on today’s White House nomination of Thomas T. Cullen to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
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Senate Intel Vice Chair Mark Warner on Mueller indictment of Russian troll farm

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement today after the Special Counsel announced the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for criminally interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Poll: Public rates JFK/Reagan as top recent presidents, Trump near bottom

- As Americans prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, they rate John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan the best of recent chief executives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
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Warner introduces bill to provide certainty for Virginia farmers, cattlemen

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Chicken Caucus, joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act.
ralph northam

Northam urges General Assembly to protect Virginia fishing

- Governor Ralph Northam introduced legislation that would bring Virginia into compliance with management decisions made by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) with respect to menhaden fishing.
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Northam announces launch of 2018 Governor’s Fellows Program

- Governor Ralph Northam announced today the launch of the 2018 Governor’s Fellows Program. The Governor’s Fellows Program offers graduate students, rising college seniors, and graduating college seniors the opportunity to experience firsthand the administration of state government in the Commonwealth.
Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

Warner, Kaine on Senate vote on DREAMers

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance bipartisan legislation to protect young immigrants known as Dreamers, which failed by a 54-45 vote.
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House Democrats renew call for gun safety reform

- The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today renewed their call for reasonable gun reforms following yesterday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that left at least 17 people dead:
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The ‘wave’ election results in Virginia in 2017 show there’s a good side to taking a risk

- When we talk about odds, no one would have thought that the odds of the Democrats almost retaking the state legislature in Virginia were too high.
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Gov. Northam announces $2,618,150 in GO Virginia grants

- Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday nine regional projects funded through GO Virginia (Growth and Opportunity for Virginia).
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Rasoul, Peace launch Virginia State Future Caucus

- Dels. Chris Peace (R-97) and Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced the creation of the bipartisan Virginia State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state delegates under age 45.
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State Senate votes to protect Virginians from toxic coal ash

- The State Senate voted 37-3 on Tuesday to pass a bill continuing the existing moratorium preventing Virginia from issuing permits to close coal ash ponds throughout the state, but allows Dominion Energy Virginia to close six ponds that have already have already been excavated and dewatered.
ralph northam

Northam statement on progress of General Assembly session at Crossover

- Governor Ralph Northam released a statement at the midpoint of the 2018 legislative session.
steve landes

Del. Landes highlights legislation heading to State Senate

- Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today highlighted his legislation passed by the Virginia House of Delegates and now stands before the Virginia State Senate for consideration.
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Healthcare bill clears Senate with bipartisan support

- Republican State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant's SB 915, which represents an important step towards recognizing the need to close the coverage gap and extending healthcare coverage to nearly 400,000 uninsured Virginians, unanimously passed the State Senate on Tuesday.
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Hugo’s bill to allow for more apprenticeships passes the House

- Del. Tim Hugo's legislation (HB1233), which makes it easier for Virginians to receive training in high-demand trades, passed the House by a vote of 52-48 on Monday and will now head to the Senate. 
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Ben Cline Sanctuary Cities bill passes House of Delegates

- Delegate Ben Cline (R-24) issued the following statement today regarding the passage of his legislation (HB 1257) banning sanctuary cities in Virginia.
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OneVirginia2021 announces March Forth campaign

- OneVirginia2021 announced Monday the upcoming launch of its the March Forth campaign for a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the Commonwealth.
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Virginia Organizing to hold rally in Harrisonburg in support of Medicaid expansion

- Virginia Organizing, Harrisonburg-Rockingham NAACP, and Harrisonburg Indivisible will hold a rally/call-in day in support of Medicaid expansion on Thursday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Harrisonburg City Hall.
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Advocacy groups oppose bipartisan deal on felony larceny threshold

- A wide swath of organizations support an increase in Virginia’s long-outdated felony larceny threshold but oppose the so-called bipartisan compromise announced last week that traded an increase in the threshold for passage of legislation enhancing the enforcement of restitution orders entered in criminal cases.
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Northam announces new solar project in Gloucester County

- The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes.
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Report shows historic preservation tax credits boost Virginia economy

- First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits (RTCs) to repurpose and recycle old buildings.