Tag: Congress

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Morgan Griffith: The many benefits of tax reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress in mid-December and signed into law by President Trump on December 22 of last year, was crafted with a few important goals in mind.

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Kaine proposes grant program to boost job training

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined his colleagues Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) to introduce the Gateway to Careers Act. 

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Griffith statement on vote against spending bill that ending brief shutdown

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting no on the budget deal announced on Wednesday by Senate leaders.

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Former AG nominee endorses Ben Cline for Sixth District GOP nomination

Ben Cline, Republican candidate for Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, announced today that John Adams, the 2017 Republican Attorney General nominee, has endorsed his campaign.

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Tim Kaine statement on bipartisan Senate budget deal

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement announced today.

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Ted Cruz endorses Cynthia Dunbar for Congress in Sixth District

The Dunbar for Congress campaign released the following statement announcing the endorsement of former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Griffth blasts Senate on shutdown

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the United States Senate failed to pass a measure to fund the government, thus triggering a partial government shutdown.

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Griffith supports effort to improve broadband access in rural communities

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has signed on as a cosponsor to H.R. 4810, the Making Available Plans to Promote Investment in Next Generation Networks without Overlapping and Waste (MAPPING NOW) Act.

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Kathryn McDaniel Lewis announces congressional run

Kathryn McDaniel Lewis will run for the United States Congress to represent the Sixth District of Virginia.

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Morgan Griffith: Martin Luther King, Internet communication, agricultural tax

Our country is a big one, and as it grew, we also looked for ways to make it closer together. Even as we expanded from sea to sea, we sought ways to move people, ideas, and goods faster and to more areas.

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Tim Kaine Senate campaign raises nearly $14 million

Sen. Tim Kaine has raised nearly $14 million this cycle for his 2018 re-election campaign in Virginia. Kaine now has more than $9.2 million cash on hand, more than any declared Republican candidate, putting him in strong position as the election year begins.

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Morgan Griffith: Marijuana and the rule of law

In the very cold first week of 2018, marijuana became a burning public policy issue. As a CNN headline captured, many people found themselves thrown into confusion on the question: “Is weed legal or not?”

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Kaine statement on Trump administration decision to end protections for displaced Salvadorans

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants displaced by natural disasters, impacting thousands in Virginia.

Kaine calls for FERC rehearing on Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast pipelines

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that it grant a rehearing request on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

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Booker, Perdue, Kaine introduce bill to strengthen, improve HBCU financing

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), David Perdue (R-GA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act (S.2268), a bill which will help improve the financial health of some of our country’s most critical higher education institutions.

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Kaine statement on Trump administration offshore drilling decision

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to open nearly all United States waters to new oil and gas drilling, putting Virginia’s coastal communities at risk.

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Sen. Tim Kaine to rally in Staunton on Sunday

The Staunton and Augusta County Democratic Committees are hosting a meet and greet with Sen. Tim Kaine in the Queen City.

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Tax reform: Good for families, good for jobs

In a country whose war for independence was to some degree a tax revolt, taxes can be a touchy subject. A lot of complicated questions are involved. How do we encourage economic growth? How do we raise revenue to pay for spending?

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Morgan Griffith statement on government funding resolution

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting for a continuing resolution (CR) funding the government until January 19.

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Kaine to Trump: We must do more for Puerto Rico

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump to express deep concern about the situation in Puerto Rico

Group says federal gun bill poses threat to Virginia’s public safety

A new fact sheet released today demonstrates the local impact a gun bill up for debate on Capitol Hill would have on states like Virginia.

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Kaine bill would protect transit funds for communities impacted by natural disasters

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to introduce the Relief for Recovering Communities Act.

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Fifth: Huffstetler raises $335,000 in first filing period

In his first 70 days as a candidate, Roger Dean Huffstetler raised over $335,000 in his bid to defeat Congressman Tom Garrett next November.

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Huffstetler launches four-day tour of Fifth District

The Roger Dean Huffstetler congressional campaign announced a seven-stop listening tour of the Fifth District.

Lawmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Delaware seek to preserve Chesapeake Gateways partnership

Legislation introduced in Congress would reauthorize the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program run by the National Park Service.