Tag: Homeland Security
Gov. McAuliffe announced that $5.7 million will be awarded for 99 projects to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is pressing Homeland Security for information about a criminal alien who carjacked and robbed two elderly women.
A Senate committee approved a proposal from Mark Warner and Rand Paul to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending.
Virginia will receive federal preparedness grants totaling more than $15.4 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Governor McAuliffe announced today that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have officially designated Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allocated an additional $2.3 million to Virginia for fiscal year 2015 from the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and the Intercity Bus Grant Program.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on House passage of a clean bill to fully fund the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the FY 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on Senate passage of a clean bill to fully fund the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined his Democratic colleagues to advocate a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and block Republican attempts to play politics with the agency’s funding and risk a shutdown of the critical agency over disagreements with the President’s immigration actions.
Together with the entire Senate Democratic Caucus, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass a clean bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.
At a recent House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy called the security lapses that allowed an armed man to jump the fence and enter the White House “devastating.”
Sens. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) applauded last night’s House passage of the Government Reports Elimination Act (H.R. 4194).
The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse met Wednesday to recommend steps to address a growing epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called on the federal Ebola response coordinator to act quickly to synchronize local, state and federal efforts to respond to the Ebola emergency.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today released the agenda for the Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit, to be held on October 2 in Charlottesville.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran to announce the creation of a Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.
Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) initiative to eliminate or modify more than 50 unnecessary, outdated or redundant reports to Congress produced by federal agencies every year.
Protecting the American people from threats against the nation is the highest priority of the federal government.
The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities, regarding Tuesday’s hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the Oversight of Federal Programs for Equipping State and Local Law Enforcement.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at an Executive Mansion ceremony honoring seven state employees.
The City of Charlottesville received the Enhanced Situational Awareness Award in the category of Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government during the annual Governor’s Technology Awards.
Whistleblowers, often revered and feared by the Obama administration, have received a special place since the 2011 initiation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global transparency campaign.
Representatives from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) and the Virginia Department of Health, as well as Secretary of Administration Nancy Rodrigues and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran, broke ground this week on a cutting-edge forensic laboratory and medical examiner facility.
In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of facilities that house dangerous chemicals.
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.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that Virginia’s re-incarceration rate has dropped to 22.8 percent, the state’s lowest rate on record.
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.
A key Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) bipartisan initiative to eliminate or modify more than 60 unnecessary, outdated and redundant reports produced by federal agencies.
The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 302-121 the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361), a bipartisan bill authored by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.).
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will co-chair the interagency Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.
The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 32-0 the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361), a bipartisan bill authored by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.).
The Waynesboro Police Department has busted up a copper theft ring involving several adults and juveniles that stole nearly $20,000 in copper wire and other metals between March and April of this year.
Political leaders from across the Commonwealth weighed in today on Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that Virginia law makes students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status.
The House of Representatives today approved bipartisan legislation to standardize federal spending data and ensure it is made available online so Americans can access information about how their tax dollars are being spent.