Tag: DHS

robert hurt

Robert Hurt statement on DHS appropriations bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the FY 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.


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Warner, Kaine, introduce bill to protect DHS employees from targeted Republican shutdown

Today U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a dozen colleagues in introducing legislation, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act of 2015, that would guarantee full pay for federal workers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who could be furloughed because of a lapse in federal funding or agency shutdown.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine urge federal Ebola coordinator to synchronize state, local response plans

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called on the federal Ebola response coordinator to act quickly to synchronize local, state and federal efforts to respond to the Ebola emergency.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Protecting America against terrorist threats

Protecting the American people from threats against the nation is the highest priority of the federal government.


Improving chemical safety: A baby step in the right direction

In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of facilities that house dangerous chemicals.


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Bob Goodlatte: Obama administration disaster at the border

There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border. It’s been splashed all over the news – images of hundreds of teenagers and children cramped in holding centers in South Texas.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: It’s not time to rethink the Libya ban

Protecting American citizens from terrorist threats both at home and abroad is a fundamental role of the federal government. However, despite Libya’s long history of unrest and ongoing terrorist threats coming from the country, the Executive Branch has proposed reversing a longstanding prohibition against Libyans entering the United States to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or to study or train in nuclear-related fields. This shift in policy is misguided and ignores reality.


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Virginia receives increased homeland security grant funds

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received $7.4 million in Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds for fiscal year 2014 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a 15 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.


mark warner

Sen. Warner questions wait times, long lines to clear passport control at Dulles Airport

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday for an explanation of exceptionally long lines and wait times commonly experienced by passengers arriving on international flights at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport.