Rep. Griffith and Sen. Hatch introduce legislation for safe transport of firearms across states lines

Monday, March 20, 2017

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced legislation to address a critical gap in U.S. law related to the transportation of firearms. Under current regulations, many law-abiding Americans unwittingly violate disparate rules governing the transportation of firearms across state lines.  Griffith and Hatch’s bills would amend the Firearm Owners Protection Act […]

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Pres. Trump’s federal budget cuts in a nutshell

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Below is a list of potential impacts Donald Trump’s budget cuts could have on Virginians via Sen. Tim Kain press release: $2.6 billion (31%) cut to the Environmental Protection Agency could jeopardize: The Chesapeake Bay Program, which would be cut entirely under Trump’s budget. The program has reduced pollution, bolstered oyster and crab populations, and […]

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Sens. Warner, Kaine, Gov. Mcauliffe, Lt. Gov. Northam say Trump Admin budget hurts Virginia

Thursday, March 16, 2017

See details of Pres. Trump’s federal budget CLICK HERE. Governor Terry McAuliffe: “As we continue to assess the impact of President Trump’s budget proposal, which amounts to a $54 billion cut to non-defense programs, it is clear that this budget is more about keeping misguided political promises than creating opportunity for Americans or making them […]

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AG Herring on decision by federal district judge in Hawaii to block Trump’s revised travel ban

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement regarding the decision by a federal district judge in Hawaii to block President Trump’s new, scaled-back travel order from taking effect: “President Trump tried to trim and tailor his new ban to avoid legal problems, but when something is as tainted as his Muslim ban it’s […]

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DPVA call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign – video

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DPVA call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign - video

At a press conference held outside Richmond’s SunTrust Building this morning, the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign his position following revelations that he lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his meetings with the Russian ambassador. The press conference was held just prior to […]

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Sen. Warner on Yahoo hack that included two Russian agents

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) in a statement released following the U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments against four men, including two agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), for a 2014 hack of Yahoo that resulted in the theft of data of at least 500 million users: “I applaud the Department of Justice […]

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Sen. Kaine questions seriousness of the handling of the “Marines United” website scandal

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sen. Kaine questions seriousness of the handling of the

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the “Marines United” website scandal, where he voiced his outrage over the mistreatment and exploitation of female servicemembers and questioned Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley, Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s response to Republican’s new Congressional Health Care Legislation

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe's response to Republican's new Congressional Health Care Legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe in a statement today responded to Republican U.S. Congress legislation replacement to the Affordable Healthcare Act. “We are still awaiting more detailed cost and impact analyses of the health care proposal put forward by congressional Republicans and supported by President Trump, but an early examination raises serious concerns about how it could […]

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Sens. Kaine, Warner, Gov. Mcauliffe, AG Herring on scaled-back immigration/travel EO

Monday, March 6, 2017

IN ADDITION NOTE THAT the Trump administration today filed this notice in Attorney General Herring’s pending case challenging the constitutionality of the original travel ban.  Attorney General Mark Herring: “This pared-down order is an incredible concession from President Trump that all but concedes the significant constitutional and practical flaws that the Courts and I saw […]

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Sen. Kaine encouraged by President Trump’s commitment to defense and infrastructure

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress tonight: “President Trump’s first month in office has caused deep concern among Virginians. I was pleased that his address tonight was more upbeat than his gloomy and combative inaugural address. It is now time […]

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U.S. Sen. Warner responds to President Trump’s address to Congress

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement: “For those Americans looking for a clear and forward-looking agenda, tonight’s speech raised more questions than it answered. I believe the President missed an opportunity to begin to reach out […]

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Sen. Kaine discusses global refugee and migrant crisis with Pope Francis

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sen. Kaine discusses global refugee and migrant crisis with Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY – Wednesday U.S. Senator Tim Kaine attended a general audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City and spoke with the Pope about the Holy See’s work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis. “I had a chance to visit with Pope Francis to discuss the global crisis of refugees and migrants which […]

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