Tag: government shutdown

Kaine statement on government shutdown

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on the shutdown of the federal government.

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The shutdown and the Virginia governor’s race

The two major-party candidates for governor of Virginia – Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli – took to the PRwaves early Tuesday to blame each other’s political allies for the federal government shutdown.

McAuliffe ad accuses Cuccinelli, GOP of playing games with budget

Ken Cuccinelli’s Tea Party allies in Congress are about to shut down the government to drive their extreme ideological agenda, putting Virginia’s economy and our servicemen and women’s ability to protect our nation at risk.


Kaine, Warner comment on Senate votes to avert shutdown

The Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to reject continued attempts by House Republicans to use the threat of government shutdown to delay or defund the Affordable Care Act.

McAuliffe discusses importance of averting government shutdown

Today Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visited Morphix Technologies in Virginia Beach to discuss the importance of averting a government shutdown for Virginia’s communities and economy.

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Kaine statement on vote to avert government shutdown

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released a statement on his vote for a clean spending bill to fund the government through Nov. 15 and avert a government shutdown. The continuing resolution passed the Senate 54-44.

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Kaine warns of consequences of government shutdown

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine warned against the harmful consequences of a government shutdown and urged his colleagues to pass a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government.

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Ragin Cajun Edition

Following the second successful evening of gator hunting, the merry band,with all digits and limbs in tact, headed further down into Cajun Country to Cocodrie, Louisiana. Google map that one. That place is DEEP in Cajun Country but has surprisingly good cell service. The t shirt at Boudreaux’s Marina reads “Where the road ends and […]

The AFP on WREL: Politics in season

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics with WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins with a discussion of the ongoing back-and-forth on legislative redistricting. The clock is ticking with the November 2011 elections getting closer every day. Will state legislators and Gov. McDonnell get a deal done soon? The talk wraps with an […]

Warner, Webb join in effort to ensure retroactive pay for furloughed federal workers

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) filed legislation today that would ensure that federal workers receive retroactive pay for the duration of a potential government shutdown. Currently, federal pay is suspended in the event of a funding lapse or government shutdown, and retroactive payment for […]

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Gator Country

Cold Fusion was created as a place to discuss, openly, various policy ideas and politics. And Charlie Sheen. While Cold Fusion is technically on vacation, policy and politics never take a holiday. As the federal government is staring down a probable government shutdown a fascinating and historic debate is taking place that could shape our […]

Warner, Webb join group urging Boehner to avoid government shutdown

A group of 16 moderate Democratic senators, led by Mark Udall of Colorado, today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to prevent a shutdown of the federal government that would hurt our country’s still-fragile economy and distract from the need to work together to address greater, long-term fiscal challenges. The senators […]