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Progressives offer bipartisan plan for healthcare? Not quite

The Center for American Progress released a healthcare reform plan in Septebmer it claimed should draw bipartisan support because it includes Republican ideas. The first four words of an Associated Press article reporting on the plan were “Borrowing a Republican idea.”


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting your healthcare plan

If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Right? Well, despite President Obama’s promises that under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, you could keep your healthcare plan, millions of Americans have discovered that is simply not true.


Sen. John Warner talks shared Virginia First philosophy in new Mark Warner TV ad

Today, Senator Mark Warner’s campaign launched a new television ad, “Virginia First,” featuring former Republican U.S. Senator John Warner. John Warner endorsed Senator Mark Warner for re-election in January 2014. This is the first time John Warner has endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia.


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Bob Goodlatte: Ditch the rule

The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”


Poll shows strong support for releasing Senate torture report

An overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans thinks that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence should make public its comprehensive report on the CIA’s detention and torture of terrorism suspects after 9/11.


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Kaine calls for flexibility in recognition process for Indian Tribes

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a proposed rule regarding the Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes.


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Robert Hurt: Protecting Americans’ privacy on Healthcare.gov

Recently, a constituent contacted our office to express concern over the fact that he was unable to delete his profile from Healthcare.gov.


New DoD Military Lending Act rules will protect troops from predatory lending

The Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia Partnership to Encourage Responsible Lending coalition applauded the Department of Defense for new proposed rules to protect service members from predatory lending practices.


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Leaders applaud McAuliffe efforts to curtail prescription drug, heroin abuse in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Bob Goodlatte: Audit the Fed?

We have seen just what can happen when government officials and agencies are not held accountable. The Federal Reserve, or Fed, should not be excluded from this accountability.


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House Speaker, Senate Majority Leader on McAuliffe integrity commissionnnnn

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) issued the following statement Thursday.


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Senate Democrats praise McAuliffe for creating good government commission

This afternoon, Senate Democrats praised Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of a new commission to propose ethics, transparency, and various other good government reforms.


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Herring statement on new Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding Governor McAuliffe’s creation of the Governor’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


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McAuliffe announces commission to ensure integrity, confidence in state government

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 28 establishing the Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


Warner Senate campaign raises issue with another Gillespie attack TV ad

The Mark Warner Senate campaign raised issue with another Ed Gillespie campaign TV attack ad on Thursday.


Warner Senate campaign calls out Gillespie ad as misleading

Today Ed Gillespie continued his negative campaign with a desperate attack ad using made-up numbers to mislead voters on Senator Mark Warner’s record.


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Robert Hurt introduces bill to protect privacy on Healthcare.gov

Congressman Robert Hurt has introduced H.R. 5610, the Healthcare Consumer Privacy Act, which will enable individuals to remove their profiles from the federal healthcare website, HealthCare.gov.


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Robert Hurt: The House continues to fight for jobs

Throughout the 113th Congress, the House of Representatives has maintained a laser focus on the policies that will create the conditions needed for more robust job growth.


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Bob Goodlatte: Confronting the ISIL threat

The rapid expansion of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) not only poses a serious threat to a region that is no stranger to turmoil, but also to every nation, including the United States, that rejects their brutality and extreme ideology.


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House passes Robert Hurt small business bill

The House voted Thursday to pass the Jobs for America Act from Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), which combines the text of 15 bipartisan bills to improve conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation.


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House passes budget agreement to close Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall

The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed House Bill 5010, the bipartisan budget agreement that closes the remainder of Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to train career, technical education teachers

Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.


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Senate passes Sen. Warner’s initiative to eliminate unnecessary agency reports

Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) initiative to eliminate or modify more than 50 unnecessary, outdated or redundant reports to Congress produced by federal agencies every year.


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House passes Robert Hurt bill to help small companies access capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 5405, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which combines the text of 11 bills to remove unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.


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Robert Hurt votes to allow Americans to keep their healthcare plans

Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3522, the Employee Healthcare Protection Act of 2014, which would allow health insurance plans that were on the group market during the 2013 year be offered through 2018.


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Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies.


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McAuliffe signs SB362 allowing Secretary of Commerce and Trade to bring entrepreneurs into state government

Today at New Richmond Ventures, Governor McAuliffe signed SB362 which allows the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to coordinate with the private sector on issues related to entrepreneurship, and to solicit input on creative solutions to ongoing government issues.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.


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Majority of Virginia sheriffs endorse Senator Mark Warner for re-election

Today, the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that a majority of sheriffs in Virginia have endorsed his re-election bid.


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Robert Hurt: Helping American families save for higher education

Over the past 36 years, the cost of a higher education has increased 13 fold. That means college tuition expenses have jumped 1,225% since 1978; that’s four times the rate of inflation and food costs.


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New Mark Warner Senate TV ad pushes bipartisan solutions on debt

The Mark Warner re-election campaign today launched a television ad, “Next Generation,” to emphasize his continued bipartisan efforts to find solutions that reduce our national debt and provide the next generation of Americans with a fair shot at success.


Politics Notebook: Dems blast Bill Stanley healthcare tour, new Gillespie Senate ad

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with State Sen. Bill Stanley and his healthcare tour in Southside Virginia.


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Sen. Mark Warner kicks off Tackling Student Debt Tour

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Warner will kick off the Tackling Student Debt Tour, where he will meet with students on college campuses to discuss his efforts to work across the aisle to make a college degree more affordable by finding bipartisan solutions to tackle the student debt crisis.


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Mark Warner on the issues

Statements from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on his visit to Buena Vista on Monday on student debt, the V-A scandal and Iraq.


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Robert Hurt: Senate inaction prevents strong economic recovery

As I spoke with constituents throughout the district this month, the most common theme, as I have heard so many times before, is the need for Congress to pass jobs bills that will promote economic growth in our communities.