Virginia House Republicans introduced their plan to create jobs in Virginia in 2016. House Democrats see some flaws in their plan.
Earlier this month, Republicans in the House of Representatives met to establish our priorities for the coming year.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.
Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor deliver the annual “State of the Commonwealth” address.
Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which removes unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.
Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.
Unusual odors have been strong indicators throughout history that something is not quite right. One year ago, the smell of licorice permeated the air in Elk River, West Virginia, alerting citizens to a chemical spill of coal-washing foam.
Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.
It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will take up the good bills coming out of the House and join us in advancing policies to build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.
Delegate Nick Rush (R-Montgomery) introduced legislation Monday to make college more affordable for students pursuing degrees in high-demand fields.
Governor McAuliffe announced today that December revenue collections for Virginia state government posted strong gains.
Virginia Tech research shows how stock ownership levels can influence executives’ pursuit of risky strategies abroad
Compensation for senior corporate executives typically includes shares of the company’s stock in addition to base salary, bonuses, and various benefits and perks.
Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.
The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., will invest $100 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.
VICAP staff and volunteers at Valley Program for Aging Services broke a record for the number of individuals served and contacts recorded during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Oct. 15-Dec. 7.
As I travel across the Fifth District, I consistently hear about the numerous negative impacts high fuel costs create. High gas prices hurt families trying to pay their bills, making it more expensive to fill their tanks and increasing the price of groceries and other goods.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Coperion Corporation, in collaboration with local real estate developer WYCO, LLC (William Ellenbogen Managing Member), will invest a total of more than $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Wythe County.
As this year comes to a close, so too does the 113th Congress. I believe that we as a country have much to look forward to as a new year and a new 114th Congress begin.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (4-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) on Sunday.
In the New Year, a new Congress will be sworn in to the 114th Congress. Five hundred thirty-five members will stand with their right hands raised, as mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, to pledge by oath to uphold our Constitution.
Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation has a goal to raise $1 million to benefit students and the educational experiences they receive through the Waynesboro Public School (WPS) system.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) received the No. 2 spot in The American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations ranking for 2014.
Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.
K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company, will relocate its global headquarters and research and development operations to a new 146,000-square-foot facility in Loudoun County.
Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.
Charlottesville’s work to make downtown a more walkable, attractive destination has helped us win a national competitive award.
Giti Khodaparast, a professor at Virginia Tech, has been awarded $1,199,998 by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe “Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of Electro-Optic and Magneto-Electric Materials.”
WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.
Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the public launch of the new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline at a meeting hosted by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development.
Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.
Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers.
Virginia elected officials, business leaders and advocates from across the Commonwealth released statements today following Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiling his New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan.
Governor Terry McAuliffe released his New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan and a series of legislative proposals aimed at accomplishing the plan’s mission of growing and diversifying the Virginia economy.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a Virginia Bioscience Initiative, kicking off the effort with a roundtable discussion on the commercialization of university bioscience research at the State Capitol.
Fog delayed his arrival, but Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was perfectly clear about his vision for agriculture’s and forestry’s role in Virginia’s economy.
Construction of the Marching Virginians’ new $4.75 million practice and storage facility is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2015.
Virginia Tech President Dr. Timothy D. Sands told several hundred Virginia farmers that the partnership between U.S. agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities “has never been stronger.”
Secretary of Education Anne Holton announced that the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee has completed their first round of interim recommendations.
Virginia Tech fraternity Alpha Tau Omega Theta Delta chapter has selected Cycling4aCure as its official philanthropy.
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.
U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.
Researchers have identified promising compounds to inhibit a key driver of many forms of the disease, including lung, prostate, colon, bladder and pancreatic cancer.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after voting in favor of three bills to reform the EPA.
While the overall population in Virginia is growing, public school enrollment increased in fewer than than one-third of school divisions in the commonwealth between 2008 and 2013.