Congressman Morgan Griffith sticks to delay of Obamacare

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the House of Representative’s latest proposal to keep the government open, which would also delay implementation of the health care law’s individual mandate for one year and end the federal government employer contribution towards the premium costs of employee health plans […]

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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says House should vote up-or-down on CR

Monday, September 30, 2013

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued this statement following today’s 54-46 Senate vote on an interim spending proposal that would prevent a federal government shutdown at midnight: “It is disappointing that the House majority is prepared to shut down the federal government in its continuing ideological opposition to the Affordable Care Act. This is […]

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Sen. Mark Herring candidate for AG confident of clean sweep in November

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sen. Mark Herring candidate for AG  confident of clean sweep in November

Senator Mark Herring, the Democratic candidate for Virginia Attorney General suffers along with other down ticket Virginia candidates in name recognition. The gubernatorial candidates Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe have sucked the air out of the Lt. Governor and Attorney General races as Herring’s opponent Mark Obenshain admitted. That may be changing. Senator Herring says […]

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After debate and interviews Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s political arm, NOVABizPAC, endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor today, marking the first time in over a decade that they have supported a Democrat for governor. The endorsement follows extensive interviews with both candidates as well as Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate, hosted by the Fairfax Chamber, where McAuliffe laid out his […]

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Sen. Ralph Northam candidate for Lt. Governor hails Amtrak in Roanoke

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sen. Ralph Northam candidate for Lt. Governor hails Amtrak in Roanoke

As all visiting politicians have learned – lunch at the Weiner Stand is an essential part of campaigning when visiting Roanoke. Senator and Doctor Ralph Northam the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor stopped in for lunch with tour guide Mayor Bowers. After some chit-chat there he walked the Farmers Market and stopped into the Corporate […]

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Sarvis’ first TV ad airs during Cuccinelli/McAuliffe debate

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sarvis' first TV ad airs during Cuccinelli/McAuliffe debate

Look for the Libertarian candidate for Virginia governor, Robert Sarvis’ TV ad during the debate tonight. Terry McAuliffe will be trying to do no damage and make no gaffs to maintain his 5-8 point lead in the polls. Ken Cuccinelli knows he has to make up ground and will try to call McAuliffe out. Debate […]

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Republican candidate for AG, Mark Obenshain smites EPA coal rule

Friday, September 20, 2013

Obenshain says “you’ve got to hand it to federal bureaucrats: they know how to spin bad news of their own making. “We’re providing at least some certainty here that [coal plants] have an opportunity to be around in a carbon-constrained world,” said an EPA official of the administration’s latest salvo in the war on coal, […]

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Sen. Kaine and Rep. Griffith differ on EPA future power plant rules

Friday, September 20, 2013

“This summer, I asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to release separate carbon standards for new coal and gas power plants to reflect key differences in those technologies. I appreciate that the EPA has done so and will now begin a dialogue with constituents and energy experts to determine whether the announced standards fairly balance environmental […]

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Virginia unemployment rate increases for fourth consecutive month

Friday, September 20, 2013

Virginia unemployment rate increases for fourth consecutive month

Compared to a year ago Virginia’s unemployment rate is now only .1% below last year. If this trend continues it will be no better than last year and maybe worse. The trend here is NOT your friend. The Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is down 800 jobs from July to August 2013 and shows a […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith votes to defund Obamacare today

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes to defund Obamacare today

Friday, September 20, 2013 – DEFUNDING OBAMACARE/WAR ON COAL statements: Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to defund Obamacare and control spending: “Like many Americans, I am of the view that Obamacare as drafted cannot and will not work, and I have joined my House colleagues in […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine on President’s speech on Syria

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address to the nation on Syria tonight: “Tonight the President made a strong case to the American people for why Bashar Al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons to kill Syrian civilians must have consequences. […]

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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on Presidents Syria speech

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued this statement following the President’s speech tonight on the situation with Syria:  “Tonight, I believe the President outlined a responsible path to a credible diplomatic solution. I will work with my Senate colleagues to craft a bipartisan […]

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