Allen hits Kaine on past rejection of offshore energy development

Friday, June 29, 2012

Henrico, VA – Today, the Obama Administration announced their finalized five-year federal plan that excludes Virginia from consideration of federal oil and gas leases. George Allen released the following statement in response: “The Obama Administration continues to obstruct Virginia’s energy resources and is blocking thousands of new, good-paying jobs. They have repeatedly said ‘No’ to […]

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Tim Kaine disagrees with decision to exclude Virginia from offshore lease sale plan

Friday, June 29, 2012

Richmond, VA -Tim Kaine released the following statement today disagreeing with Virginia’s exclusion from the Department of the Interior’s final lease sale to develop offshore energy resources: “I am encouraged by the recent increase in domestic energy production, but I disagree with the Department of the Interior’s decision to exclude Virginia from their five year […]

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Cuccinelli after analysis of SCOTUS decision: “There are some silver linings”

Friday, June 29, 2012

Cuccinelli after analysis of SCOTUS decision:

RICHMOND, VA (June 28, 2012) — Statement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli after his analysis of today’s Supreme Court health care decision: I am disappointed in the court’s ultimate decision today. Virginia’s legal argument has always been that there was no constitutional basis for the federal health insurance mandate, and that the health care law […]

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Virginia left out of 5-year offshore oil and gas development program by Interior Department

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Governor Bob McDonnell and Mitt Romney comment: RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell made the following statement today after the Department of the Interior announced that Virginia was not included in the Final 5-Year Program for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Development. This is the proposed final offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017, […]

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Rep. Goodlatte says “we’ve been had – dangerous precedent”

Thursday, June 28, 2012

We’ve been had. Repeatedly, we were told by President Obama, as he tried to sell his flawed health care proposal to the American people, that the individual insurance mandate was not a tax. Today, however, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that it is a tax and thus a constitutional exercise of legislative power. […]

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Tim Kaine says SCOTUS ruling on ACA is an important first step

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Richmond, VA – Following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, former Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine today released the following statement: “The Affordable Care Act is an important first step in curbing discriminatory insurance company practices and increasing access to health care, but more needs to be […]

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George Allen on the Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Henrico, VA – George Allen today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s health care law: “While disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s health care law, I believe it reinforces what is truly at stake during this pivotal election. This November the American people have an opportunity […]

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Mitt Romney says “I will repeal Obamacare.”

Thursday, June 28, 2012

“What the Court did not do on its last day in session I will do on my first day if elected President of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare….Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It’s bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It’s bad law today.” – Mitt Romney […]

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Gov. McDonnell on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Thursday, June 28, 2012

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is extremely disappointing for Virginia and for America. The PPACA will create a costly and cumbersome system that will impair our country’s ability […]

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Rep. Griffith extremely disappointed by SCOTUS decision on healthcare

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Washington, June 28, 2012 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in President Obama’s health care law: “I’m extremely disappointed by this decision. This law and the process in which it was drafted represent abject failures for our health care system and our country. It […]

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Cuccinelli very disappointed in SCOTUS decision on mandate

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says it is “a dark day.” RICHMOND (June 28, 2012) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will host a live news conference and teleconference call TODAY at 12:15 ET on this morning’s Supreme Court decision on the federal health care law and its effect on Virginia. The Supreme Court upheld the […]

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Governor signs educational opportunity scholarship tax credit bill

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today ceremonially signed House Bill 321 (Massie) and its companion Senate Bill 131 (Stanley) to establish the need-based Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit for K-12 students. The tax credit is equal to 65 percent of the donation, with an annual cap of $25 million from the state. The governor was […]

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