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The Republicans’ extraordinary pattern of destructiveness

In the conduct of today’s Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness.


E.W. Jackson on the meaning of September 11

September 11, 2001 will not only be remembered by all Americans as a day of infamy, but will forever mark each of us as a moment when time stood still.


Many liberals don’t like the idea of battle, but the alternative in America today is much worse

In America right now there’s a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena.


Ban Ray Rice, or fire Roger Goodell: Somebody’s head needs to roll

The story on the Ray Rice domestic-assault incident has now been updated from we don’t know what happened in the elevator to oh, my God, he knocked her the eff out!


Andy Schmookler: Abdication of the press

I have claimed that America now faces one of the most profound crises in its history, but unlike with the other major crises, this time our national conversation has not focused on discussing what’s gone wrong and how it might be set right.


Bob Goodlatte was better from the back bench

Republican Bob Goodlatte, mocked by the left in Virginia for his promise in his first congressional campaign in 1992 to limit himself to six terms, which he will double with his inevitable victory this November, is showing us why it’s best to cycle through our elected representatives every so often.


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Sen. Mark Warner kicks off Tackling Student Debt Tour

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Warner will kick off the Tackling Student Debt Tour, where he will meet with students on college campuses to discuss his efforts to work across the aisle to make a college degree more affordable by finding bipartisan solutions to tackle the student debt crisis.


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Susan Kubany: Republicans care about immigration reform

I am frustrated the media has failed to explain the full picture about Republicans’ desire to resolve the border crisis.


Bob Goodlatte: Renewed push for a balanced budget amendment

March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.


Climate activists to launch road to the People’s Climate March

Multiple environmental groups have come together to host a Climate Action Weekend Workshop for statewide climate activist leaders on the weekend of August 23-24. Around 60 climate activists will be gathered at a local conference hotel center to talk strategy and launch the statewide effort to get Virginians up to the People’s Climate March in New […]


Senator Mark Warner continues Fair Shot For All Virginians Tour

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner continues the Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour, highlighting his efforts to boost entrepreneurship, tourism and sound economic policies across the Commonwealth.


Robert Sarvis: Ferguson crisis highlights race disparities, militarization of law enforcement

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Mo., Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate of Virginia, Robert Sarvis, released the following statement.


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President Obama on economy, international situations, more at Dem event

Remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee event in Tisbury, Mass., from President Barack Obama on the economy, international situations and more.


Bob Goodlatte: House acts to curb border crisis

Over the last month, the flow of Central Americans attempting to enter the United States along the southern border has not stopped. Young children and teenagers, as well as their family members and other adults, continue to arrive on American soil in violation of the law.


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Robert Hurt: The House acts to address the crisis at the border

Last week, the House took critical steps toward addressing the current immigration crisis at our southern border by passing key legislation that addresses the root causes of the crisis and stops the flow of illegal border crossings.


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Robert Hurt statement on House bill addressing border crisis

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5230 and H.R. 5272, which address the current immigration crisis at our southern border:


Sen. Mark Warner announces Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour

Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner will kick off his Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour, highlighting his efforts to boost entrepreneurship, tourism and sound economic policies across the Commonwealth.


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Kaine, White House drug policy director, discuss Virginia opiod crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with White House Drug Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli to discuss the opioid crisis in Virginia and next steps to combat the epidemic.


Chris Graham: Winning is everything, and the only thing

You’ve heard of evolution. Controversial theory in the South, still, somehow; Darwin, apes, that concept? Yeah, well, evolution is about winning being everything, and the only thing.


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Robert Hurt on Dodd-Frank Act

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later.”


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Robert Hurt: Dodd Frank’s impacts continue to hamper Main Streets

Four years ago, President Obama signed the Dodd Frank Act, which was intended to address the underlying issues that led to the financial crisis and create a safer financial system.


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Warner, Kaine applaud DOT effort to improve oil by rail safety

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the measures announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments.


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Warner leads group urging Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

In a bipartisan letter to President Obama, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) urged the President to strongly oppose the sale of French warships to Russia.


Chris Graham: Immigrant invaders in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is housing seven children from Central America have been placed at the center in the past month. Meaning the world, as we know it, is coming to an end.


Bob Marshall asks governor to recruit judges to help with border crisis

Bob Marshall, being Bob Marshall, wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use state resources to assist in the resolution to the border crisis.


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Remarks by President Obama on jobs, economy

Remarks by President Obama on jobs and the economy today at an event at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, Virginia.


Bob Goodlatte: How Obama can stop the border crisis

Over the last several weeks, the surge of children, teenagers, and families – largely from Central America – attempting to enter the United States illegally has continued to grow. The failure of this Administration to enforce our immigration laws has lead to a disaster of President Obama’s own making.


How a fairer tax code can improve America’s infrastructure

As Congress heads home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it leaves with two critical issues unaddressed. The first is the increasing – and troubling – trend of big corporations essentially giving up their American citizenship and reincorporating overseas to reduce their U.S. taxes.


Bob Goodlatte: Obama administration disaster at the border

There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border. It’s been splashed all over the news – images of hundreds of teenagers and children cramped in holding centers in South Texas.


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Three WWRC employees honored by State Rehabilitation Council

Ellen McIlhenny, chair of the State Rehabilitation Council, and Commissioner Jim Rothrock of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services have announced the council’s Employee Leadership Roy J. Ward Recognition Awards.


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Robert Hurt: Community pushes back against federal overreach

This past week, the people of Lawrenceville and Brunswick County endured a tumultuous encounter with the federal government.


Give college graduates a future with real freedom: Freedom from debt

For members of the college and high school classes of 2014, and for past graduates, this effort to tackle the student debt issue is sorely needed.