Tag: President Obama
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed into law bipartisan legislation to codify the Presidential Innovations Fellows program.
A new Quinnipiac University poll of Virginia voters has President Barack Obama at his highest approval in the Old Dominion ever.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (H.R. 5063) will receive a vote by the full House next week.
As Congress continues to debate pending justice reform legislation, #cut50 is launching a new national campaign: #ClemencyNOW.
Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan from 9,800 to 8,400, altering his original plan to reduce the number to 5,500.
It is not President Obama’s way to deliver a blow in the ring of the sort that puts an opponent down for the count.
Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to promote diversity at federal land management agencies.
Democratic leaders, nervous, no doubt, over the Brexit vote, are telling people to please disperse, remain calm, nothing to see here.
President Obama plans to be the first sitting President to visit Hiroshima, Japan during next months’ G7 Summit.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the executive actions President Obama announced to reduce gun violence.
President Obama criticized the dominant journalistic culture for its stenographic approach of simply quoting the official statements of public figures.
Ever since the death of Justice Scalia, the question of who President Obama would choose to replace him has been a central issue in politics.
The people’s duly elected representatives in Congress cannot sit silent as the Executive Branch continues to overstep its constitutional authority.
President Barack Obama has appointed appeals court judge Merrick B. Garland to the spot on the Supreme Court left open by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.
As the threat of the Zika virus grows, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined colleagues in urging President Obama to devote increased funding.
Last week President Obama put an end to the use of solitary confinement on youth locked up in the federal prison system.
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review a legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration overhaul.
President Obama has said he’ll increase the efficiency of background checks. Obama’s reasoning comes from the belief that gun violence is on the rise.
Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Tim Kaine and Congressman Robert Hurt comment on President Obama’s final State of the Union address.
The policies put forth in Washington have real, and sometimes painful, effects on Fifth District Virginians, and the implementation of the President’s healthcare law is a prime example.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement that seeks to unite the economic interests of 12 countries that border the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after President Barack Obama announced he will sign a series of executive orders on gun safety.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and other Virginia Democratic Party leaders responded positively to the executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence announced today by President Obama.
Today President Obama announced he will take executive action to lessen gun violence in the face of a growing epidemic of shootings across the country.
As President Obama considers action to address gun violence, leading law scholars lay out several constitutionally sound ways to curb gun violence.
Chairman of the House Education Committee, Del. R. Steven Landes, expressed his support as the President signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Last Wednesday, our nation was struck by a horrific terrorist attack – the deadliest terror attack in our nation since 9/11.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation this evening.
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the President’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked Barack Obama, “Why can’t we take out these bastards?”
Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.
Hillary Clinton statement on Fifth Circuit Court ruling on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration
Following last night’s ruling by a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding an injunction against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Hillary Clinton released the following statement.
With just a stroke of his pen, President Obama recently vetoed a bill to authorize funds for our nation’s troops. The President’s veto of his own military threatens national security and plays politics on the back of our troops.
Did you know President Obama’s “core legacy” is free trade — and the centerpiece of this alleged “free trade” policy is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Neither did I.
President Obama told reporters on Friday that he will not sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running in 10 weeks, raising the stakes on congressional Republicans to put an end to internal in-fighting over funding for Planned Parenthood and other budget priorities.
The Financial Times recently reported that Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama has conducted ten times more drone strikes than his predecessor George W. Bush. As far as we can tell, that number is somewhere in the ballpark of 500 strikes and spans a wide array of countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya.
I cannot in good conscience support any agreement that does not truly and transparently shut down Iran’s pathway to a bomb. That’s why I cast my vote in the House of Representatives against the Iran deal and a nuclear Iran.
President Obama last week nominated Michael F. Suarez, director of the Rare Book School and University Professor at the University of Virginia, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
President Obama’s peace speech on Wednesday at American University quoted former President Kennedy: “President Kennedy warned Americans not to see conflict as inevitable. It is time to apply such wisdom.”
Goochland County teacher who partners with VCU earns Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
President Barack Obama recently named Goochland County middle school teacher Anne Moore a recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, joined eight of their colleagues to call on congressional leadership and President Obama to reach a budget deal that responsibly invests in middle class families, veterans, national security, infrastructure, education and access to public lands.
The President has a new opportunity to ensure that the openness policies laid out on his first day of office do not end on his last day.
Remarks from President Obama on the Supreme Court ruling affirming the constitutionality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Since its implementation, the President’s healthcare law has time and again harmed, rather than helped, the overwhelming majority of Americans.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order recognizing U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education (CTE). The announcement came in response to a bipartisan letter from U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman and Tammy Baldwin urging the White House to expand the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program to commend the efforts of students who have chosen CTE pathw
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after President Obama announced his intent to nominate Marie Therese Dominguez as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation:
Today, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. strategy against ISIL, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, pushed back against Congressional criticism of the Obama administration’s strategy in Iraq & Syria, along with calls for additional ground troops, while Congress remains unwilling to be held accountable for asking U.S. servicemembers to risk their lives.
President Barack Obama’s approach to climate change is based on an acceptance of the conclusions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Perhaps the most widely cited of these conclusions are those of the 2013 IPCC report which stated:
We’re going to continue to go after ISIL, get a strong deal that prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. And as part of our agenda for middle-class economics, it means that we’re going to continue to pursue strong trade agreements that benefit American workers and American businesses.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 of their Senate colleagues Friday in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal contractors and federal agencies to “ban the box” on job applications.
SUNRNR of Virginia, Inc., a Shenandoah Valley based solar generator manufacturer was recently one of nine small business owners and elected officials invited by the White House Business Council to attend a briefing with President Obama and senior Administration officials.