A GOP-controlled committee advanced a bill prohibiting agencies from requiring state contractors to pay their workers a prevailing wage.
Democrats want somebody new, somebody young, to carry the torch for them for president in 2020. They also want Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Democrats made the following statements in response to today’s meeting of the House and Senate Committees on Privileges and Elections.
Although defeating Donald Trump is essential, that is not the only essential goal that needs to be achieved in the coming election.
Virginia Republicans might be misreading public sentiment on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to restore the voting rights of ex-felons.
The Democratic Party of Virginia sent a note to media over the weekend highlighting statements from Virginia Republicans who don’t like Donald Trump.
Republicans are filing suit to halt enforcement of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.
What if you lived in a part of Virginia dominated by poultry, hay and cow-calf agriculture, and yet your Congressman of nearly a quarter of a century was a city lawyer from Massachusetts?
Republicans have retained an attorney to challenge Gov. McAuliffe’s order restoring the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland today.
The inevitability of Donald Trump is eroding fast in the wake of the billionaire’s second-place finish in the Iowa Republican caucus.
The Republican-dominated General Laws Subcommittee #4 passed two measures that codify discriminatory practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The House of Delegates passed a constitutional amendment providing for a November referendum on placing right to work language in the Virginia Constitution.
Virginia House Republicans introduced their plan to create jobs in Virginia in 2016. House Democrats see some flaws in their plan.
Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to foster job creation.
This afternoon, on a series of party-line votes, Senate Republicans shot down Democratic efforts to improve the economic security of working families.
Republican members of the Virginia General Assembly are calling for reforms to Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need Laws.
Republicans on a House subcommittee killed four bills that would make the process of voting easier and more accessible for already-eligible voters.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed emergency legislation Friday to protect small businesses from an insurance change originally mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates pre-filed the first legislation of the 2016 General Assembly session Monday, laying the foundation for a strong policy agenda on transportation, energy, education and the economy. Monday is the first day Delegates and Senators can file legislation for the 2016 session.
Republicans Dickie Bell, Ben Cline and Steve Landes easily won re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates, and State Sen. Mark Obenshain won re-election to the State Senate in a landslide.
Last week, we saw a remarkable moment in our history as Paul Ryan was elected as the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives. The position of Speaker is one of great significance in our constitutional system; the Speaker is third in line to the presidency and is responsible for managing the functions of the House.
Republicans are less likely than Democrats – and, in some cases, even gun owners – to see gun violence as a greater threat than terrorism, and are more likely to advocate for more guns as a way to reduce shootings, according to results from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.
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.
Virginia House of Delegates Republican leadership, members and candidates on Thursday called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to shelve his proposed I-66 tolling plan at a press conference in Falls Church.
A generic ballot test of Virginia voters has Democrats and Republicans running close to neck-and-neck among all voters. But among likely voters, the advantage swings noticeably to Republicans heading into the final five weeks of the 2015 election season.
Republican men and women are more likely than Democrats to say they are “very happy” in their marriages, according to a new report co-authored by University of Virginia sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox.
The Virginia State Senate adjourned a special session on Monday without addressing a call from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address court-ordered changes to Virginia’s congressional districts.
Governor Terry McAuliffe issued the following statement on the legislature’s failure to elect a justice to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
The focus of those following the 2016 presidential race of late has been on how the Republican Party is coming apart at the seams trying to deal with Donald Trump.
The self-styled Center for Medical Progress has released a fourth apparently edited video that appears to depict Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal tissue.
If America is to be ruled by whoever commands the most money, it will be the corporate system, not individual billionaires, that calls the shots. This corporate system is more than the sum of individual corporations, or even of whole industries.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Ratepayer Protection Act, H.R. 2042, which would ensure that no states are required to implement a plan mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s carbon dioxide emission rule if it would have a negative effect on retail, commercial, or industrial electricity rates or the reliability of the state’s electricity system.
Yesterday, Virginia Democrats filed suit to overturn the Commonwealth’s voter ID law. It’s a law backed by 70% of Americans, supported by every demographic group, and it even enjoys 60% approval among Democrats.
This afternoon, Senate Republicans echoed their House counterparts and voted to enshrine “right to work” in the Virginia Constitution. Delegate Dickie Bell’s (R – Staunton) constitutional amendment, HJ 490, passed on a straight party-line vote.
Thursday afternoon, Senate Republicans once again blocked Democratic efforts to help ensure that Virginia’s working families earn a living wage.
This afternoon, at Democrats’ behest, the Senate adopted a series of strongly pro-environment amendments that resolved substantial issues with SB 1349.
It’s been a rough week for ethics reform in the Virginia Senate. Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment demonstrated his grave concern for the Commonwealth’s ethics issues by declaring them nothing more than a manufactured media crisis.
The House budget proposal unveiled Sunday will include $124.2 in funding for mental health care coverage and targeted safety net services for needy Virginians, House leaders announced Thursday.
This afternoon, the Republican-controlled Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor voted to defeat two bills that would have helped families to lead the kind of secure, dignified, healthy lives that all hardworking Virginians deserve.
In an afternoon meeting Tuesday, Republicans on the Senate Committee on Privileges & Elections defeated a resolution to formally repeal the Marshall-Newman ban on same-sex marriage (SJ 214), which was ruled unconstitutional last year in federal court.
Two bills aimed at making college more affordable were passed unanimously by the House Appropriations Committee on Monday.
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.
Watching the State of the Commonwealth address with the sound down, one thing was obvious during the cutaway shots on applause lines during Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s speech.
Legislation proposed by Staunton Republican Del. Dickie Bell would give local governments in Virginia flexibility in advertising public notices outside current requirements to pay to publish the notices in local newspapers.
Bob McDonnell is about to pull two years of hard time in a federal prison for accepting loans and gifts from a political benefactor.
As we look to a new year and a new Congress, we have before us a unique opportunity with a Republican majority in both Houses.
Just last month a panel appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to look at ethics issues in state government recommended that Virginia establish an independent redistricting commission to draw legislative district lines.
Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted in favor of two bills that Republicans are touting as protecting American workers from President Obama’s healthcare law.
House Republican leaders announced their education agenda for the 2015 General Assembly on a press conference call with reporters Thursday.
Republicans have been imploding for 15 years as their moderate and Tea Party wings have engaged in open warfare against each other. Looks like Democrats are about to do the same, with the centrist and liberal-progressive wings ready to claw each other to death.
It’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still “refuse to accept climate change.”