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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama address on terror, ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation this evening.


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Warner, Kaine file amicus brief in immigration Supreme Court case

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the President’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.


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Fight terrorism through non-intervention, not war

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked Barack Obama, “Why can’t we take out these bastards?”


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Bob Goodlatte: A victory for the Constitution and the American People

Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.


Hillary Clinton statement on Fifth Circuit Court ruling on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration

Following last night’s ruling by a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding an injunction against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Hillary Clinton released the following statement.


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Bob Goodlatte: Veto of funding for troops must not stand

With just a stroke of his pen, President Obama recently vetoed a bill to authorize funds for our nation’s troops. The President’s veto of his own military threatens national security and plays politics on the back of our troops.


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At Reason, war is peace: And TPP is free trade

Did you know President Obama’s “core legacy” is free trade — and the centerpiece of this alleged “free trade” policy is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Neither did I.


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President Obama: Can’t cut our way to prosperity

President Obama told reporters on Friday that he will not sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running in 10 weeks, raising the stakes on congressional Republicans to put an end to internal in-fighting over funding for Planned Parenthood and other budget priorities.


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Obama’s legacy will not be one of peace

The Financial Times recently reported that Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama has conducted ten times more drone strikes than his predecessor George W. Bush. As far as we can tell, that number is somewhere in the ballpark of 500 strikes and spans a wide array of countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya.


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Bob Goodlatte: No to a nuclear Iran

I cannot in good conscience support any agreement that does not truly and transparently shut down Iran’s pathway to a bomb. That’s why I cast my vote in the House of Representatives against the Iran deal and a nuclear Iran.


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President Obama nominates UVA’s Michael Suarez to National Council on the Humanities

President Obama last week nominated Michael F. Suarez, director of the Rare Book School and University Professor at the University of Virginia, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


David Swanson: Obama talks peace, but throws in a bit of Cheney

President Obama’s peace speech on Wednesday at American University quoted former President Kennedy: “President Kennedy warned Americans not to see conflict as inevitable. It is time to apply such wisdom.”


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Goochland County teacher who partners with VCU earns Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

President Barack Obama recently named Goochland County middle school teacher Anne Moore a recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.


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Kaine, Warner urge Congress, President Obama to avoid budget crisis, reach deal

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, joined eight of their colleagues to call on congressional leadership and President Obama to reach a budget deal that responsibly invests in middle class families, veterans, national security, infrastructure, education and access to public lands.


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President Obama should adhere to openness policies by supporting reforms

The President has a new opportunity to ensure that the openness policies laid out on his first day of office do not end on his last day.


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President Obama on healthcare ruling: ‘A good day for America’

Remarks from President Obama on the Supreme Court ruling affirming the constitutionality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.


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Robert Hurt: A viable, reliable healthcare system

Since its implementation, the President’s healthcare law has time and again harmed, rather than helped, the overwhelming majority of Americans.


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President Obama announces career, technical education scholars program

President Barack Obama signed an executive order recognizing U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education (CTE). The announcement came in response to a bipartisan letter from U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman and Tammy Baldwin urging the White House to expand the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program to commend the efforts of students who have chosen CTE pathw


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Sen. Mark Warner applauds nomination of Marie Therese Dominguez for key Obama administration post

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after President Obama announced his intent to nominate Marie Therese Dominguez as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation:


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Statement by President Obama on Senate passage of trade promotion authority

Today’s bipartisan Senate vote is an important step toward ensuring the United States can negotiate and enforce strong, high-standards trade agreements. If done right, these agreements are vital to expanding opportunities for the middle class, leveling the playing field for American workers, and establishing rules for the global economy that help our businesses grow and hire by selling goods Made in America to the rest of the world.


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Tim Kaine: Congress has not earned the right to criticize ISIL strategy

Today, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. strategy against ISIL, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, pushed back against Congressional criticism of the Obama administration’s strategy in Iraq & Syria, along with calls for additional ground troops, while Congress remains unwilling to be held accountable for asking U.S. servicemembers to risk their lives.


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Obama misleads cadets on climate change

President Barack Obama’s approach to climate change is based on an acceptance of the conclusions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Perhaps the most widely cited of these conclusions are those of the 2013 IPCC report which stated:


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White House: President Obama addresses ISIL, trade agreement in quick remarks

We’re going to continue to go after ISIL, get a strong deal that prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. And as part of our agenda for middle-class economics, it means that we’re going to continue to pursue strong trade agreements that benefit American workers and American businesses.


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Warner, Kaine urge President Obama to Ban the Box on federal job applications

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 of their Senate colleagues Friday in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal contractors and federal agencies to “ban the box” on job applications.


Valley solar company participates in White House roundtable

SUNRNR of Virginia, Inc., a Shenandoah Valley based solar generator manufacturer was recently one of nine small business owners and elected officials invited by the White House Business Council to attend a briefing with President Obama and senior Administration officials.


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Tim Kaine urges President Obama to create humanitarian safe zones in Syria

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ), sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to immediately establish and enforce humanitarian safe zones in Syria to protect civilian lives and supply lines for food, water and medical supplies.


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Quinnipiac Poll: Virginia voters send mixed message on deal with Iran on nukes

Nearly two-thirds of Virginia voters support a negotiated settlement to end the nuclear stalemate with Iran, though there are indications that voters are also ambivalent about whether or not such a deal will work in the long run.


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Governor McAuliffe statement on becoming member of White House Council of Governors

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following a meeting of the White House Council of Governors at the Pentagon.


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Robert Hurt on President Obama request for use of force authorization against ISIL

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the President released a draft Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


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Mark Warner on President Obama request for use-of-force authorization against ISIL

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on President Obama’s proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL.