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tim kaine

Kaine calls on Congress to debate, vote on ISIL mission before adjournment

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his months-long call for Congress to debate and vote on U.S. military action against ISIL – a mission that has gone on since August without congressional authorization.


mark herring

Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Response to the president on immigration

Last week, Americans watched as our President announced sweeping changes to our nation’s immigration system. The bottom line of his decision? Amnesty.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


university of virginia uva

Open letter to UVA alumni

By now, most of you have been made aware of an article in the Rolling Stone titled, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.”


president obama

Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.


university of virginia uva

UVA researchers find declining enrollment in most Virginia school divisions

While the overall population in Virginia is growing, public school enrollment increased in fewer than than one-third of school divisions in the commonwealth between 2008 and 2013.


mark warner

Sen. Mark Warner on Senate Keystone pipeline vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement following today’s 59-41 vote on the Keystone pipeline. Sixty votes were required for passage.


randy forbes

Tools of the Trade: What Washington needs to do to lead well

My dad loved his toolbox. And maybe just as much as he loved his toolbox, he enjoyed getting new tools. One thing I realized as a young boy, however, is that no matter how many new tools he got, he always went back to his old faithfuls.


Ken Plum: From polarization to compromise

The Senate is polarized between opposing points of view with a willingness to compromise being seen as a sign of weakness.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years.


mark warner

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on Senate election outcome, Ed Gillespie

Statement from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on the final outcome in the 2014 Senate election and the concession in the race from his opponent, Republican Ed Gillespie.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine on President Obama request for military force authorization on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement on the President’s comments on ISIL.


democrats republicans

David Swanson: 57 candidates and nothing on

I was lucky to attend a debate among the candidates for Congress from Virginia’s Fifth District just before Game 7 of the World Series. This was the kind of event you can write about while drinking beer and yelling at a television with your family. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any other way you could write about it.


newspaper

New study finds GMO feed safe for food animals, humans

Results of a new study of genetically engineered crops eaten by livestock indicate again that GMO feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed.


Libertarian Senate candidate Robert Sarvis on Millennials support

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis released the following statement in response to a Christopher Newport University poll finding that he has more than twice the support of Republican Ed Gillespie among Virginians between the ages of 18 and 35.


healthcare

Study: Virginia needs improvement for women’s health

Virginia Organizing released the Alliance for a Just Society’s “2014 Women’s Health Report Card” today, which ranked Virginia as number 25 with a grade of “C.”


Live stream of Monday’s U.S. Senate debate

Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will debate tonight at 7 p.m. EDT. The candidates will meet at the WCVE PBS TV studios in Richmond, VA. The debate is co-produced by WCVE PBS and WTVR CBS 6, and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia.


Is Stone Cold Steve Austin planning a comeback for WrestleMania 31?

It’s funny how the Internet works. Stone Cold Steve Austin gives us a throwaway line in his podcast about training for a comeback, and the wrestling world turns upside down.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: My thoughts on government dysfunction

According to a Gallup survey released last year, Americans were more likely to name dysfunctional government as the most important problem facing the nation – more than the economy, unemployment, the deficit, and healthcare.


ed gillespie

Planned Parenthood: Gillespie continues support for misleading over-the-counter birth control plan

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during Tuesday’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. Planned Parenthood is raising issue with the proposal.


dave brat

Is Dave Brat suddenly afraid to debate?

Dave Brat was frustrated when powerful House Republican leader Eric Cantor seemed to be avoiding his requests for a debate during their congressional nomination race.


Bob Marshall on Supreme Court gay marriage decision

The US Supreme Court has left the scene of a “hit and run” it caused by letting stand the decision of two federal Appeals judges striking down Virginia’s voter-approved Marriage Amendment.


House Speaker Bill Howell statement on gay marriage ruling

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday on the Supreme Court decision in the Virginia gay marriage case.


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.