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U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on government security clearance processing shutdown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today pressed Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta for more details on how the agency plans to address the government security clearance processing backlog after OPM identified a vulnerability in the web-based platform […]

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U.S. Supreme Court rules on independent redistricting

Monday, June 29, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rules on independent redistricting

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in  Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court could not make any clearer the need for a fair districting process. The way forward is simple: Speaker Howell and Virginia Republicans must stop […]

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JJ event raises one million – Hillary lets loose on Republicans

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JJ event raises one million - Hillary lets loose on Republicans

Friday night, Virginia Democrats smashed records for the most successful Jefferson-Jackson event in history, aided by an all-star lineup of grassroots leaders, Democratic elected officials, Governor Terry McAuliffe and keynote guest Hillary Clinton.   With over 2,000 tickets sold, the event raised — for the first time in history — over $1 million. By comparison, the […]

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Virginia GOP opt for a 2016 presidential primary

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Virginia GOP opt for a 2016 presidential primary

June 27, 2015 – Richmond, VA – During their regular, quarterly meeting, the Virginia Republican State Central Committee (SCC) decided today to hold a Primary on March 1, 2016 – on so-called Super Tuesday – as the means the Virginia GOP will use to bind their delegates for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, […]

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Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor and DPVA comment on SCOTUS decision on marriage equality

Friday, June 26, 2015

Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor and DPVA comment on SCOTUS decision on marriage equality

Governor Terry McAuliffe stated: “Today’s opinion represents a profound moment in the history of our nation and our Commonwealth. The justices have acknowledged that marriage is a fundamental right and any effort to interfere with that right is a violation of equal protection. I believe Virginia must be open and welcoming to everyone, and there […]

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U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on marriage equality decision

Friday, June 26, 2015

U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on marriage equality decision

 U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that every American has an equal right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation: “This is a remarkable day for our nation.  This decision ends the debate about whether states can deny the […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring SCOTUS decision on marriage equality

Friday, June 26, 2015

Virginia AG Mark Herring SCOTUS decision on marriage equality

In a landmark 5 to 4 decision today in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court affirmed marriage equality for all 50 states. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring – the first attorney general in the nation to challenge his own state’s ban in federal court and win at the district and […]

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Rep. Goodlatte skewered at Voting Rights Rally – Video

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rep. Goodlatte skewered at Voting Rights Rally - Video

See video at the end of this article “We don’t have voting rights like we use to” is sung. On June 25, 2013, the Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act was declared unconstitutional. It contains the coverage formula that determines which jurisdictions are subjected to preclearance based on […]

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GOP Presidential candidates react to SCOTUS ruling on ACA federal subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GOP Presidential candidates react to SCOTUS ruling on ACA federal subsidies

Roanoke Rep. Bob Goodlatte statement: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is deeply troubling and keeps in place a system that allows medical decisions to be dictated from Washington through federal government mandates on employers and individuals. This follows upon the 2012 decision of the Court on the issue of the individual mandate that tramples on the […]

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Sen. John Edwards says “Restore the Voting Rights Act”

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sen. John Edwards says

ROANOKE – Virginia Senator John S. Edwards (D) spoke at the “Voting Rights and Democracy Rally” held at Elmwood Park Thursday afternoon. Sen. Edwards called on the Virginia General Assembly to restore the cuts made to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and repeal the Photo ID Law passed in 2013. “As a Marine, I […]

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Statements on King v Burwell Supreme Court Decision on Federal subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement the King v. Burwell U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold federal exchange subsidies in a 6-3 decision: “This historic decision is a victory for the 286,000 Virginians who will now keep affordable health care that is essential to economic success. It is also a clear sign that now is […]

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Lt. Governor Ralph Northam brings support and pizza for Mike Hamlar supporters

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam brings support and pizza for Mike Hamlar supporters

Northam still looking to run for governor in 2017 Mike Hamlar’s campaign office behind the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road was filled to capacity as they waited for Lt. Governor Ralph Northam to pay a visit and speak to the importance of winning back the Virginia Senate. Dr. Northam’s first words were that of sadness […]

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