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Robert Hurt votes to allow Americans to keep their healthcare plans

Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3522, the Employee Healthcare Protection Act of 2014, which would allow health insurance plans that were on the group market during the 2013 year be offered through 2018.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.


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Robert Hurt votes for resolution challenging prisoner exchange

Congressman Robert Hurt’s released a statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement of notifying Congress 30 days prior to the release of detainees from the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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Voter information for November elections

A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Members of the United States House of Representatives.


Will Hammer: Corporate cronyism on full display by both parties

Two headlines this week concerning elected officials on both sides of the aisle highlight the cronyism inherent within our government.


Robert Sarvis: New Ed Gillespie Senate TV ad is ‘classic misdirection’

Following the release of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie’s new “Blank Check” television advertisement, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement.


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Seventeen voter duplicates in 2012 presidential election confirmed

At the end of May, the Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) and Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) turned over a file to each of the State Boards of Elections containing both Virginia and Maryland data of people that appeared to be registered in both states.


Chris Graham: More echoes of the civil rights era in Ferguson

The grainy footage from the civil rights era protests of the 1960s is getting an update in HD with the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, stemming from the police shooting of an unarmed teen two weeks ago.


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UVA men’s soccer star Eric Bird named to Hermann Watch List

UVA soccer’s Eric Bird (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) has been named to the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Men’s Watch List, announced Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Bird is one of 32 selections to the men’s watch list.


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Three from UVA women’s soccer team named to Hermann Watch List

Three members of the UVA women’s soccer team were among the 35 players named to the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Women’s Watch List, released Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


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ACLU of Virginia slams Virginia State Board of Elections

The ACLU of Virginia denounces today’s decision by the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) to backtrack and pass a regulation banning voters from using expired Virginia driver’s licenses & U.S. passports for voting.


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Mark Obenshain: Attorney General Mark Herring goes after voter ID

When Mark Herring and I faced off in last year’s election, one of his common refrains was that he would “take the politics out of the AG’s office.” And who could object to that?


Ellen Wilson gown nominated to endangered artifacts list

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum has nominated Ellen Wilson’s Princeton Inaugural Gown as one of Virginia’s “Top Ten Endangered Artifacts”.


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Robert Hurt statement on House bill addressing border crisis

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5230 and H.R. 5272, which address the current immigration crisis at our southern border:


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Robert Hurt on House vote to file suit against President Obama

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 676, a resolution to allow the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate litigation against the Executive Branch for failure to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.


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McAuliffe administration has restored voting rights to 2,500 Virginians

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that his administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginians who were convicted of a felony, served their time and paid their debts to society.


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Robert Hurt statement on House VA bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, which addresses the excessively long wait times and unacceptable mismanagement within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


Virginia counties honored for digital information efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe today congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey.


Sarvis: My place in Senate race makes it more competitive

Today, in response to Roanoke College’s just-released July poll of registered Virginia voters, Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate Robert Sarvis released the following statement.


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UVA’s Anthony Harris named to Nagurski Watch List

UVA strong safety Anthony Harris was named to the 2014 preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Thursday.


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Robert Hurt votes to reform federal workforce training programs

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which modernizes and streamlines our federal workforce development programs to help jobseekers, employers, and workers alike.


Bob Goodlatte and term limits: Time to forgive and move on

Every two years, Bob Goodlatte is reminded of a campaign promise he made way back in 1992, when he was making his first bid for the Sixth District congressional seat.


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Rutherford Institute suit challenges laws favoring major party candidates

Alleging that Virginia’s signature and ballot placement election laws favor major party candidates for political office, while discriminating against minor party and independent candidates, The Rutherford Institute has filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal district court against the State Board of Elections (SBE).


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New voter requirements in place in Virginia

A new Virginia law, effective July 1, 2014, requires voters to present acceptable photo identification to vote in-person for the November election.


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Robert Hurt touts House GOP energy bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.


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Warner Senate campaign launches Women for Warner

Warner for Virginia today announced the launch of Women for Warner, a dedicated group of women and men who have come together to support Sen. Warner’s campaign.


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Elections board to begin third party registration training

Beginning on July 2, 2014, the Department of Elections and local general registrars will begin conducting voter registration drive training mandated by § 24.2-416.6.


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McAuliffe statement on House action regarding his budget vetoes

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement this evening after the General Assembly failed to override any of his line item vetoes to the 2015-2016 biennial budget.


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State Sen. Lynwood Lewis on budget vote

I have been a supporter from day one on this most important policy issue, to close the coverage gap. It is the right policy for Virginia’s budget, for Virginia businesses and for the hard working Virginians in need of health insurance and the preventative health care services insurance provides.


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John O’Bannon: Statement on Eric Cantor primary defeat

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was my immediate predecessor as Delegate for the 73rd District. I have known Eric and the entire Cantor family for decades.


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Groups push Cantor, Goodlatte on Voting Rights Act

Local chapters of civil rights and voting groups are taking out full page ads in the Roanoke Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch calling on their members of Congress to move the process forward on the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act


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Randy Forbes: The Wagon Wheel Illusion

An optical illusion exists called the Wagon Wheel effect. When the wagon wheel effect is taking place, a spoked wheel appears to rotate in a different direction than its true rotation.


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Obama at fundraising dinner: I need Democrats

Democrats don’t vote in midterms. Barack Obama knows that, and he knows what it means for the November midterms.


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Robert Hurt statement on new Benghazi committee

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 567, which will establish a Select Committee to investigate the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.


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Separate the two? Can’t have a budget without Medicaid vote, and vice versa

We’re hearing some talk that the perfect solution to the ongoing budget stalemate in Richmond would be to separate the two – voting now on a state budget, and then holding a special General Assembly session in the fall to consider Medicaid expansion.


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Strong support for McAuliffe’s restoration of rights action

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced amendments to Virginia’s restoration of rights policy, which increased transparency in the process and will enable more Virginians to have their rights restored sooner.


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ACLU applauds McAuliffe on restoration of rights reforms

Over 450,000 Virginians are unable to vote because of the Commonwealth’s felon disenfranchisement law. Many of these Virginians are disenfranchised because of a drug felony conviction.


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Gov. McAuliffe announces changes to restoration of rights policy

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his amendments to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s process by which rehabilitated felons can have their voting rights restored after they have paid their debt to society.