Tag: Homeland Security

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Kaine joins McAuliffe in announcing Virginia drug abuse task force

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.


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McAuliffe establishes Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Senate passes Sen. Warner’s initiative to eliminate unnecessary agency reports

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 Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) initiative to eliminate or modify more than 50 unnecessary, outdated or redundant reports to Congress produced by federal agencies every year.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting America against terrorist threats

Protecting the American people from threats against the nation is the highest priority of the federal government.


City officials’ views must be included in discussion on police equipment

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.


McAuliffe announces recipients of 2014 Governor’s Public Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at an Executive Mansion ceremony honoring seven state employees.


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Charlottesville recognized for Governor’s Technology Award

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.


Litmus test for Obama on whistleblowers

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.


Ground breaking for expansion of forensic laboratory, medical examiner facility

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.


Improving chemical safety: A baby step in the right direction

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.


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.


Report: Continued drop in recidivism rate in Virginia

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.


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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Senate committee endorses Warner anti-red tape proposal

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.


House GOP praises passage of USA Freedom Act

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.).


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Kaine discusses commissaries, credentialing during defense bill markup

Tim Kaine praised the inclusion of an amendment he introduced with Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requiring the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to create a program for active duty servicemembers to obtain professional credentials while serving.


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McAuliffe announces rail safety task force

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.


House Judiciary Committee approves USA Freedom Act

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.).


Waynesboro Police bust up stolen copper ring

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.


Support for Mark Herring brief on in-state tuition for DREAMers

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.