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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.


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Robert Hurt: The president’s budget proposes the same failed policies

Last Monday, President Obama released his budget for the Fiscal Year 2016. His $4 trillion annual budget proposal never balances – ever – making it impossible to even begin paying down our staggering debt.


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Governor McAuliffe applauds land conservation funding in Obama budget

Governor McAuliffe on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to President Obama for including up to $37.8 million in his Fiscal Year 2016 budget to fund land conservation projects within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


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David Levine: An American tradition

Of the few things in life that are certain, one is that the budget sent by a Democratic president to a Republican Congress is dead on arrival. It has become an American tradition.


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Robert Hurt: President misses opportunity for bipartisan solutions

Last Tuesday, the President came to the Capitol to speak to Congress and the American people about his priorities for our nation.


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David Levine: Go Gridlock

The President is spinning his wheels rather than driving our country deeper into the morass he has so artfully deepened over the last six years. Getting stuck in gridlock is actually not all that bad when you are on your way to committing suicide.


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Sen. Mark Warner to accompany President Obama to India

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA), co-chair of the bipartisan Senate India Caucus, will travel with President Obama to attend India’s Republic Day celebration marking the 65th anniversary of the adoption of India’s constitution.


Virginia groups applaud President Obama for efforts to curb climate impacts

Virginia groups issued the following statement following the President’s State of the Union address, offering strong support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.


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Robert Hurt statement on Obama State of the Union address

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s annual State of the Union Address.


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Transcript: President Obama delivers the State of the Union

Transcript of President Obama delivering the 2015 State of the Union address to Congress.


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Democrats win battles: But Virginia Republicans win the war

Watching the State of the Commonwealth address with the sound down, one thing was obvious during the cutaway shots on applause lines during Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s speech.


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Robert Hurt votes to block funding for Obama executive order on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s cybersecurity announcements

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, released the following statement on the new cybersecurity initiatives announced by President Obama in Arlington on Tuesday.


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Tim Kaine comments on President Obama’s community college initiative

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, released the following statement on the America’s College Promise proposal President Obama will announce today.


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Bob Goodlatte: Stopping unconstitutional immigration actions

Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.


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Robert Hurt votes for bill restoring 40-hour work week requirement to ObamaCare

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted in favor of two bills that Republicans are touting as protecting American workers from President Obama’s healthcare law.


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Robert Hurt: A New Year, a new Congress

As this year comes to a close, so too does the 113th Congress. I believe that we as a country have much to look forward to as a new year and a new 114th Congress begin.


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President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


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Bob Goodlatte: Countering Senate inaction

Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.


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Use of force against ISIL provisions pass Senate Foreign Relations Committee

An Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL, including key limitations on ground troops and duration advocated by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


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Tim Kaine statement on Ashton Carter appointment to Defense post

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to serve as the nation’s next Secretary of Defense.