Politics

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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Aug. 6-10

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.


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Second series of meetings set on Interstate 81 corridor plan

VDOT continues to study the entire length of the Interstate 81 corridor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in accordance with Senate Bill 971.


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Aug. 6-10

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Warner raises concern about Google plan to launch censored search engine in China

A bipartisan group of senators wrote to Google CEO Sundar Pichai to raise concerns and critical questions about Google’s plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.


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Morgan Griffith statement on notification of stop work order for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a notification of stop work order to Mountain Valley Pipeline.


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Northam announces Coastal Virginia offshore wind demonstration project

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dominion Energy is filing for State Corporation Commission approval to proceed with construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind demonstration project.


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Will Iranian terrorists be given free rein to target expatriate activists?

On June 30, a large delegation from the Iranian American Community of Maryland attended the annual gathering of the Iranian opposition near Paris.


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Deep State, Superhero Trump: Secrets

I’m an enemy of the people. Have been since 1995. Also, I’m fully weaponized by the CIA. Yep, Deep State, they own me.


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Governor, First Lady launch Virginia Farmers’ Market Week

On Friday, Governor Northam and First Lady of Virginia, Mrs. Pamela Northam will kick off the 2018 Virginia Farmers’ Market Week with a visit to the OntheSquareVA Farmers’ Market near Capitol Square.


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Griffith seeks answers from drug manufacturers regarding opioid crisis

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to three leading drug manufacturers seeking answers and documents regarding their roles in the opioid crisis.


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Erdogan, the EU on collision course in the Balkans

Banned from promoting his dangerous Islamic agenda across the European Union, Turkish President Erdogan is now seeking to use his growing influence in the Balkans against the Western countries.


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Northam announces $172,000 in Virginia Main Street grants

Governor Northam announced Thursday the award of $172,000 in Virginia Main Street grants, including $132,000 awarded for seven projects in the towns of Abingdon and South Boston, and the cities of Bristol, Danville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg and Winchester.


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Oversight Democrats request hearing with Commerce Secretary on Census testimony

House Democrats are requesting a hearing with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to investigate the misleading testimony he and other Trump Administration officials provided to Congress regarding the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.


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Health impacts: Proposed rollback would gut lifesaving, widely popular cleaner cars program

The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have proposed weakening the 2021-2026 vehicle emissions and mileage requirements and withdrawing the waiver that permits California to set more protective cleaner cars standards,


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NRDC: $170 billion in higher gas pump costs, 300,000 jobs at risk under Trump scheme

The Trump administration move to roll back clean car and fuel economy standards could cost U.S. consumers $170 billion more at the pump.


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Don Beyer on Trump Administration actions on clean air

Rep. Don Beyer comments today after the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed to roll back fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks.


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McEachin on Trump Administration’s proposal to roll back cleaner cars standards

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) comments following the Trump Administration’s announcement of their intent to roll back the current fuel economy and emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks.


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Photo IDs, groceries: Washington, totally out of touch

Donald Trump thinks you need to show a photo ID to buy groceries, which, par for the course there.


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Northam begins medical Grand Rounds tour addressing opioid crisis in Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam led the first in a series of Grand Rounds lectures to Virginia medical students on the issue of the opioid epidemic on Wednesday.


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Warner, Kaine applaud Senate appropriations bill

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs.


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Virginia launches first-in-nation program to connect emergency departments

Governor Ralph Northam announced the launch of Virginia’s Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program.


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Sen. Warner applauds Virginia priorities in defense bill

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) comments after Congress approved the conference report to accompany the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


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Tim Kaine statement on final Senate passage of annual defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on final Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.


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Emmett Hanger: Redistricting

Redistricting continues to be a current issue in the news. For the past few years I have pursued legislation to set out a bipartisan, fairer way to draw our election boundary lines.


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Northam, Herring oppose Trump administration’s changes to Title X program

Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark R. Herring are opposing the Trump administration’s planned changes to the Title X program.