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Tim Kaine makes case for fully integrating women into combat units

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine expressed his support for fully integrating female servicemembers into all combat units.

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Robert Hurt votes to enhance Iran sanctions

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act.

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Robert Hurt: Budget report paints grim outlook

President Obama has painted a rosy picture of our nation’s economic future, claiming that we have created jobs while cutting deficits.

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George Washington survives #RevRivalry despite George Mason surge

George Mason erased a 10-point deficit Sunday against George Washington, but the Colonials survived late for a 76-70 Revolutionary Rivalry victory.

Bob Goodlatte: It’s about the law

Listen carefully and you’ll hear the sound of bureaucrats scrambling to finalize a flood of new regulations before the end of the year.

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Virginia college students discuss student debt with Sens. Warner, Kaine

Student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges traveled to Capitol Hill to discuss tthe impact of rising student loan obligations.

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Tim Kaine introduces bill to end gun industry liability shield

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would ensure that the gun industry is not shielded from liability.

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Bernie Sanders blasts corporate deserters

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday denounced “corporate deserters” after Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced a plan to merge.

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Robert Hurt: The House continues to fight for our national security

We live in a dangerous world, and the threats to the United States only continue to grow when we fail to lead on the world’s stage.

Bob Goodlatte: No more free passes

A free pass at Disney World is one thing, but a free pass for nations wishing to destroy our way of life has no place in America’s foreign policy.

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Herring takes part in regional AG meeting on gun violence

Attorney General Mark Herring joined in a first-of-its-kind regional meeting to discuss opportunities for collaboration to prevent and reduce gun violence.

What will it take to keep Kirk Cousins with the Redskins?

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins picked a good time to have a career year. With his rookie contract expiring, Cousins can now command almost whatever he wants.

Redskins advancing effort to build new stadium: But where?

The Washington Redskins lease on FedEx Field expires in 2027. No time like the present to go ahead and beat the rush to getting a new stadium in line.

Redskins blitz Bills, hold on to first in NFC East

Kirk Cousins threw for four touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins coasted to a 35-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

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Game Notes: No. 6 Virginia plays at George Washington on Monday

No. 6 Virginia (1-0) continues non-conference action at George Washington (1-0) on Monday (Nov. 16). Tipoff at Charles E. Smith Center is set for 7:30 p.m.


Members of Congress introduce resolution to award Congressional Gold Medal to OSS veterans

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee members Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) along with U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) have introduced legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Office of Strategic Services, the World War II-era predecessor to today’s Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Special Operations Command, “in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War II.”

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Washington Nationals hire Dusty Baker: Right move?

What did the Washington Nationals need more? A manager with good working knowledge of how to manage a pitching staff? (Check.) Or a manager who is versed in getting the most out of a talented, sometimes combustible, roster with high expectations? (Check.)

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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.


Tim Kaine backs No Check, No Sale bill to close background check gun sale loophole

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein in introducing legislation to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun.

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Warner praises Senate passage of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, applauded Senate passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which will strengthen cybersecurity efforts by encouraging private companies to voluntarily share information while ensuring individual privacy and civil liberties.

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Warner pushes for public disclosure of corporate spending in elections

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and seven of his colleagues on the Senate Banking Committee urged two newly-named nominees for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to improve transparency in the U.S. political process by supporting a requirement for publicly-held companies to disclose their political spending to shareholders.

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Mark Warner welcomes House vote to renew the Export-Import Bank

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released a statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 313-118 to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank, which expired on July 1.

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Tim Kaine statement on bipartisan budget deal

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the announcement of a bipartisan budget agreement.

Washington Redskins complete historic comeback, stun Tampa Bay, 31-30

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins rallied Washington from a 24-0 first-half deficit, completing the historic comeback with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed with 24 seconds left to lift the ‘Skins to a 31-30 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at FedEx Field.

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‘Enough is enough’: Sen. Mark Warner leads new Democratic Party push on gun control

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined fellow Senate Democrats in unveiling principles for new gun safety legislation, launching a major effort to pressure congressional leaders to pass new laws.

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Robert Hurt: National security must remain a top priority

Issues of national security are too important to leave to idealism and wishful thinking. We must remain vigilant and resolute to ensure that our top priority is that our nation and allies are kept safe. I will continue to oppose a nuclear Iran and advocate for a foreign policy that promotes peace through strength.

Washington Redskins rally, defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-20

Kirk Cousins connected with Pierre Garcon on a 4-yard TD pass with 26 seconds left to lift the Washington Redskins to a 23-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at FedEx Field.

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Robert Hurt votes for justice for victims of Iranian terrorism

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House passed the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act, which would prohibit waiving, suspending, or limiting any sanctions currently in place against Iran until it pays the court-ordered damages it owes to terror victims.

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Tim Kaine statement on Senate budget vote

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on his vote for a clean spending bill to fund the government through December 11 and avert a government shutdown. The continuing resolution passed the Senate 78-20:

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Robert Hurt: The Pope reminds us of our obligation to our fellow man

Last Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to receive Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. He is the first pope to ever address Congress, and I am grateful for his message of hope and compassion.


Smithsonian’s first major retrospective of Alexander Gardner’s photographs at the National Portrait Gallery

Considered America’s first modern photographer, just as the Civil War is considered the first modern war, Alexander Gardner created dramatic and vivid photographs of battlefields and played a crucial role in the transformation of American culture by injecting a sobering note of realism to American photography.

Bob Goodlatte: Time to lift the ban

Forty years ago, President Gerald Ford signed into law a ban on most U.S. oil exports. While many may have forgotten or never even knew it existed, this ban is still in place today, acting as a barrier to expanded American energy trade and production. After four decades, it’s time to repeal this outdated ban.

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Scherzer, Nationals struggle with Marlins: Miami wins 4-3

Max Scherzer was victimized by the long ball, giving up two homers, and the Miami Marlins held on for a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday at Nationals Park.

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Randy Forbes: The Machinery of America

An elderly farmer owned a tractor that, as the tractor aged, looked about as old as the farmer. Each year, the farmer nurtured that old tractor through yet another season. One year he replaced a fuel pump. The next year, the tires and transmission.

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Jim Webb defends record on women in military

Jim Webb, in 1979, wrote a magazine piece titled “Women Can’t Fight” addressing the role of women in combat. Now running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Webb would like you to know that he didn’t write the headline.


Maps show massive increase in EPA authority, regulatory uncertainty

A series of maps released Aug. 12 by the American Farm Bureau Federation indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial “Waters of the United States” rule takes effect as expected Aug. 28.

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Washington tops Brewers, 9-5

Wilson Ramos and Anthony Rendon homered, and Jordan Zimmerman was just good enough, in a 9-5 Washington Nationals win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday in Nationals Park.

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Washington Nationals top Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1

Joe Ross gave up a run in seven innings, and Michael A. Taylor and Anthony Rendon homered, pushing the Washington Nationals to a 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night at Nationals Park.

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NOIA supports Department of the Interior upcoming offshore lease sale

NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement supporting DOI’s Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale scheduled for next week.


Farm Bureau applauds House passage of food labeling bill

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, eliciting praise from the nation’s largest agricultural organization.

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Robert Hurt votes for VA accountability bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the VA Accountability Act, H.R. 1994.

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Tim Kaine urges states to expand Medicaid

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown and 29 of their Senate colleagues are urging the 19 states that have not yet decided to expand Medicaid to do so in order to give more than four million additional Americans access to affordable, comprehensive health care.

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Robert Hurt: Sanctuary cities violate the law, endanger public safety

We are a nation founded on the rule of law. The rule of law centers on the premise that in our democratic republic, the laws of the land reflect the will of the people. The rule of law also requires that it be faithfully applied to everyone – regardless of who they are.

Poll: Hunters, anglers support EPA Clean Water Rule

A new nationwide, bipartisan survey found broad support among hunters and anglers for applying Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and wetlands.

Virginia Center for the Book invited to participate at National Book Festival

The Virginia Center for the Book has been invited to participate in the 15th annual National Book Festival, held September 5 in Washington D.C. at the Walter Washington Convention Center.