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morgan griffith

Morgan Griffith: Martin Luther King, Internet communication, agricultural tax

Our country is a big one, and as it grew, we also looked for ways to make it closer together. Even as we expanded from sea to sea, we sought ways to move people, ideas, and goods faster and to more areas.


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Tim Kaine Senate campaign raises nearly $14 million

Sen. Tim Kaine has raised nearly $14 million this cycle for his 2018 re-election campaign in Virginia. Kaine now has more than $9.2 million cash on hand, more than any declared Republican candidate, putting him in strong position as the election year begins.


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Morgan Griffith: Marijuana and the rule of law

In the very cold first week of 2018, marijuana became a burning public policy issue. As a CNN headline captured, many people found themselves thrown into confusion on the question: “Is weed legal or not?”


tim kaine

Kaine statement on Trump administration decision to end protections for displaced Salvadorans

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants displaced by natural disasters, impacting thousands in Virginia.


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Kaine calls for FERC rehearing on Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast pipelines

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that it grant a rehearing request on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).


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Booker, Perdue, Kaine introduce bill to strengthen, improve HBCU financing

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), David Perdue (R-GA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act (S.2268), a bill which will help improve the financial health of some of our country’s most critical higher education institutions.


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Kaine statement on Trump administration offshore drilling decision

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to open nearly all United States waters to new oil and gas drilling, putting Virginia’s coastal communities at risk.


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Sen. Tim Kaine to rally in Staunton on Sunday

The Staunton and Augusta County Democratic Committees are hosting a meet and greet with Sen. Tim Kaine in the Queen City.


morgan griffith

Tax reform: Good for families, good for jobs

In a country whose war for independence was to some degree a tax revolt, taxes can be a touchy subject. A lot of complicated questions are involved. How do we encourage economic growth? How do we raise revenue to pay for spending?


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Morgan Griffith statement on government funding resolution

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting for a continuing resolution (CR) funding the government until January 19.


tim kaine

Kaine to Trump: We must do more for Puerto Rico

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump to express deep concern about the situation in Puerto Rico


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Group says federal gun bill poses threat to Virginia’s public safety

A new fact sheet released today demonstrates the local impact a gun bill up for debate on Capitol Hill would have on states like Virginia.


tim kaine

Kaine bill would protect transit funds for communities impacted by natural disasters

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to introduce the Relief for Recovering Communities Act.


Roger Dean Huffstetler

Fifth: Huffstetler raises $335,000 in first filing period

In his first 70 days as a candidate, Roger Dean Huffstetler raised over $335,000 in his bid to defeat Congressman Tom Garrett next November.


Roger Dean Huffstetler

Huffstetler launches four-day tour of Fifth District

The Roger Dean Huffstetler congressional campaign announced a seven-stop listening tour of the Fifth District.


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Lawmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Delaware seek to preserve Chesapeake Gateways partnership

Legislation introduced in Congress would reauthorize the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program run by the National Park Service. 


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Andrew Sneathern announces candidacy for Fifth District Democratic nomination

Andrew Sneathern, an attorney and former prosecutor, has announced his candidacy for Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District seat.


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House passes ObamaCare repeal: Virginia Democrats respond

A Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare passed the House today by a narrow 217-213 margin.


Roger Dean Huffstetler

Huffstetler announces candidacy for Fifth District Congress seat

Roger Dean Huffstetler announced his candidacy for Virginia’s Fifth District seat in the United States Congress.


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Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia supports Garrett bill to decriminalize marijuana

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia supports Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett’s legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana.


bob goodlatte

Virginia Organizing to Bob Goodlatte: Protect healthcare

The Harrisonburg chapter of Virginia Organizing is calling on Congressman Bob Goodlatte to protect healthcare coverage.


mark warner

Sen. Warner on Pruitt confirmation as EPA administrator

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) comments on his vote today against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the EPA.


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Warner on confirmation of Mulvaney as OMB director

Sen. Mark R. Warner comments after the Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney to serve as the OMB director.


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Virginia senators stand up for air, water, planet

We applaud Senator Mark Warner for standing up for the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s air, water and climate.


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Warner on Senate vote on gun measure

Sen. Mark Warner comments on a Senate vote to block a federal rule preventing individuals with serious mental impairments from obtaining firearms.