Tag: government shutdown

virginia general assembly

Poll: McAuliffe maintains big lead in Virginia governor’s race

A new Christopher Newport University poll released today has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.

Ken Plum: The shutdown and the battle to insure everyone

Last week saw the beginning of a federal government shutdown–at least a partial shutdown.

mark warner

Warner, Kaine highlight impact of shutdown on Virginia

Speaking on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted the ongoing negative impact of the government shutdown in Virginia, and again urged House Republican leaders to re-open government, pay the nation’s bills on time and negotiate on a long term budget.

democrats republicans

Chris Graham: Negotiate, or else

We’ve got your daughter. We don’t want anything bad to happen. But you want to negotiate, we’re ready to negotiate. Isn’t that what it feels like Republicans are doing in this increasingly insane government shutdown fiasco?

virginia general assembly

Poll: Shutdown boosts McAuliffe in governor’s race

A new Politico poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli by nine points in the Virginia governor’s race, and suggests that the growing lead is the result of voter backlash against the GOP for the ongoing federal government shutdown.


Fox News poll: Americans want government shutdown to end

A new Fox News poll shows overwhelming support for getting the federal government up and running again.

Sarvis for #VAGov statement on federal government shutdown

The government shutdown is further proof of the extreme dysfunction we’ve come to expect from Republicans and Democrats.


Virginia WIC offices open during shutdown

State Health Commissioner Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP, assured Virginians today that all offices for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) across the state are open and providing services during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Del. Marshall requests special GA session to consider shutdown relief

Republican State Del. Bob Marshall today sent a letter to Gov. Bob McDonnell to request that he call a special session of the General Assembly to consider legislation to offer some relief to those affected by the federal shutdown and any future shutdowns.


U.S. government shutdown affects agriculture; current farm bill expires

After passing a continuing resolution back and forth between the two chambers, Congress failed to come to an agreement to keep the government open beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

democrats republicans

Shutdown: When truth is the first casualty

We’ve heard that in wartime, truth is the first casualty. A close second must be the current brouhaha about the government shutdown and who’s responsible. What seems lost is the record of how we got here.

mark warner

Warner: End shutdown, get back to work

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (both D-Md.) spoke out today about the harm the shutdown of the federal government is doing to federal workers and their families nationwide, as well as our overall economy.

democrats republicans

3QuickThoughts: Shutdown

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offers 3 Quick Thoughts on the federal government shutdown – and specifically what Democrats need to do, what Republicans need to do, and what President Obama needs to do to end the stalemate.

Chris Graham: The new dumbest thing about the shutdown

So now they’re going to cancel college football games. This blows the rest of the dumb stuff about the shutdown away.


Warner, Kaine introduce measure to restore federal pay post-shutdown

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland to introduce a bill, the “Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act,” that would guarantee that federal workers who were furloughed because of the lapse in federal funding or government shutdown would receive their full pay.

tim kaine

Tim Kaine on House efforts to delay ObamaCare

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on his vote earlier today to reject the latest attempt by House Republicans to use the threat of keeping the government closed to delay a key part of the Affordable Care Act.

robert hurt

Robert Hurt on the shutdown

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released the following statement after announcement that the United States government will suspend services for a period to be determined.

Chris Graham: The dumbest thing about the government shutdown

Here’s what makes no sense about the government shutdown: We all know how this is going to end. Republicans are going to capitulate. They always do.

Kaine statement on government shutdown

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on the shutdown of the federal government.

democrats republicans

The shutdown and the Virginia governor’s race

The two major-party candidates for governor of Virginia – Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli – took to the PRwaves early Tuesday to blame each other’s political allies for the federal government shutdown.

McAuliffe ad accuses Cuccinelli, GOP of playing games with budget

Ken Cuccinelli’s Tea Party allies in Congress are about to shut down the government to drive their extreme ideological agenda, putting Virginia’s economy and our servicemen and women’s ability to protect our nation at risk.


Kaine, Warner comment on Senate votes to avert shutdown

The Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to reject continued attempts by House Republicans to use the threat of government shutdown to delay or defund the Affordable Care Act.

McAuliffe discusses importance of averting government shutdown

Today Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visited Morphix Technologies in Virginia Beach to discuss the importance of averting a government shutdown for Virginia’s communities and economy.

tim kaine

Kaine statement on vote to avert government shutdown

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released a statement on his vote for a clean spending bill to fund the government through Nov. 15 and avert a government shutdown. The continuing resolution passed the Senate 54-44.

tim kaine

Kaine warns of consequences of government shutdown

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine warned against the harmful consequences of a government shutdown and urged his colleagues to pass a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government.

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Ragin Cajun Edition

Following the second successful evening of gator hunting, the merry band,with all digits and limbs in tact, headed further down into Cajun Country to Cocodrie, Louisiana. Google map that one. That place is DEEP in Cajun Country but has surprisingly good cell service. The t shirt at Boudreaux’s Marina reads “Where the road ends and […]

The AFP on WREL: Politics in season

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics with WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins with a discussion of the ongoing back-and-forth on legislative redistricting. The clock is ticking with the November 2011 elections getting closer every day. Will state legislators and Gov. McDonnell get a deal done soon? The talk wraps with an […]

Warner, Webb join in effort to ensure retroactive pay for furloughed federal workers

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) filed legislation today that would ensure that federal workers receive retroactive pay for the duration of a potential government shutdown. Currently, federal pay is suspended in the event of a funding lapse or government shutdown, and retroactive payment for […]

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Gator Country

Cold Fusion was created as a place to discuss, openly, various policy ideas and politics. And Charlie Sheen. While Cold Fusion is technically on vacation, policy and politics never take a holiday. As the federal government is staring down a probable government shutdown a fascinating and historic debate is taking place that could shape our […]

Warner, Webb join group urging Boehner to avoid government shutdown

A group of 16 moderate Democratic senators, led by Mark Udall of Colorado, today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to prevent a shutdown of the federal government that would hurt our country’s still-fragile economy and distract from the need to work together to address greater, long-term fiscal challenges. The senators […]