Politics

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

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.


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Morgan Griffith: Highlights of success in the 115th Congress

The 115th Congress has been working to improve the lives of average Americans: from taking on the opioid crisis to cutting taxes for the great majority of Americans.


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Event discusses why Virginia needs offshore wind energy

About 100 people attended an town hall on offshore wind on Monday, July 30 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center at Hampton University in Hampton, hosted by the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter.


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Connolly-Merkley introduce Ensuring Pruitt is Accountable Act

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Ensuring Pruitt is Accountable (EPA) Act of 2018.


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DMV closed Saturday, Aug. 4 for state computer mainframe move

All Virginia DMV customer service centers will be closed on Saturday, August 4 to enable the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to move the state’s mainframe services to a new supplier’s location.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to address nationwide teacher, principal shortages

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals (PREP) Act to address teacher and principal shortages, especially in rural communities.


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Annette Hyde declares candidacy for 24th District State Senate seat

Madison County resident Annette Hyde announced her candidacy today for the 24th District State Senate seat in 2019.


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Medicare for All: Saving trillions, with a t-

You’ve read about the Koch-funded analysis that found the increasingly popular Medicare for All costing an estimated $32 trillion – with a t- – over 10 years.


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Warner on Facebook Russia announcement

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner comments after Facebook announced that it removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram that showed connections to and activity consistent with previous Russian disinformation efforts.


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Sen. Warner files amendment to double drone research funding

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced an amendment that would provide $6 million towards unmanned aircraft systems research to safely integrate them into the national airspace.


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Activist faces uphill battle in rural 25th

What works on cable TV debate shows doesn’t work in the real world. A self-styled local activist making noise about running for the House of Delegates will soon find that out.


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Congressman McEachin announces $100,000+ grant award for HIV/STD prevention

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced a grant award to the Virginia Department of Health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for school-based HIV/STD prevention in adolescents for $100,000.


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Hamid Yazdan Panah: ICE policies hurt our communities beyond the border

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out one of its largest raids in years, arresting more than 140 people in Ohio.


Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on the status of the FBI headquarters

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) comment on the status of a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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Andy Schmookler: The gulf in the GOP between the leadership and the base

All this time we’ve been waiting to see what might be uncovered about whether there was “collusion” between Donald Trump and Putin’s Russia during the 2016 campaign.


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VHHA receives national health care quality award

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has been named the recipient of the “2018 HRET HIIN Quality Award” presented by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Health Research & Education Trust (HRET).


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CBF: EPA Bay cleanup midpoint report shows Pennsylvania threatens success

The EPA on Friday issued its midpoint assessment of efforts to reduce pollution and restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.


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Chesapeake Conservancy welcomes new board member

The Chesapeake Conservancy announced Molly Joseph Ward has been elected to its board of directors.


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Ken Plum: Some good news

This past week was horrible for our country! How much longer can we sustain the decline of our liberties and way of governing?


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Trump offers agriculture assistance package as temporary relief for farmers

A recently announced agricultural assistance package to help farmers caught in the crossfire of a tariff war is a welcome relief.