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House Republicans advance anti-worker wage bill

A GOP-controlled committee advanced a bill prohibiting agencies from requiring state contractors to pay their workers a prevailing wage.


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What do Democrats want in 2020? They dunno

Democrats want somebody new, somebody young, to carry the torch for them for president in 2020. They also want Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.


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Democrats comment on committee meeting on election readiness

Democrats made the following statements in response to today’s meeting of the House and Senate Committees on Privileges and Elections.


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Challenging the Republicans, Part 2: Will you stick with obstructionism?

Although defeating Donald Trump is essential, that is not the only essential goal that needs to be achieved in the coming election.


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Virginia Republicans swinging, missing with voters on issues

Virginia Republicans might be misreading public sentiment on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to restore the voting rights of ex-felons.


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How many #NeverTrump folks will stay the course to November?

The Democratic Party of Virginia sent a note to media over the weekend highlighting statements from Virginia Republicans who don’t like Donald Trump.


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Republicans to file suit against McAuliffe executive order on voting rights

Republicans are filing suit to halt enforcement of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.


Sixth District Republicans have a choice on June 14

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?


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House and Senate Republicans challenge McAuliffe’s rights restoration order

Republicans have retained an attorney to challenge Gov. McAuliffe’s order restoring the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons.


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Warner: Garland deserves Senate vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland today.


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Poll: Donald Trump lead narrows among GOP voters nationally

The inevitability of Donald Trump is eroding fast in the wake of the billionaire’s second-place finish in the Iowa Republican caucus.


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House GOP blocks bill to increase diversity on housing authorities

House Republicans blocked a bill that would have allowed a raise in compensation for commissioners of housing authorities from $150 to $500 per month.


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House Republicans vote to keep discriminating against LGBT Virginians

The Republican-dominated General Laws Subcommittee #4 passed two measures that codify discriminatory practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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Democrats critical of House Republican Right to Work push

The House of Delegates passed a constitutional amendment providing for a November referendum on placing right to work language in the Virginia Constitution.


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House Democrats throw shade at GOP jobs plan

Virginia House Republicans introduced their plan to create jobs in Virginia in 2016. House Democrats see some flaws in their plan.


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House Republicans outline business growth agenda

Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to foster job creation.


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Minimum wage bills killed in Virginia Senate

This afternoon, on a series of party-line votes, Senate Republicans shot down Democratic efforts to improve the economic security of working families.


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Republican legislators lead calls to reform Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need Laws

Republican members of the Virginia General Assembly are calling for reforms to Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need Laws.


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Republicans vote against making voting easier

Republicans on a House subcommittee killed four bills that would make the process of voting easier and more accessible for already-eligible voters.


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House passes emergency fix to protect small businesse from ACA changes

The Virginia House of Delegates passed emergency legislation Friday to protect small businesses from an insurance change originally mandated by the Affordable Care Act.


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House Republicans file first legislation of 2016 General Assembly session

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.


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Republicans sweep local legislative races: Maintain control of House, Senate

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.


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Robert Hurt: New leadership provides a renewed opportunity

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.


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Poll: Latest views on guns, mass shootings

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.


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President Obama: Can’t cut our way to prosperity

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.