Sen. Kaine’s statement on President Trump asking for more Federal Agency cuts

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sen. Kaine's statement on President Trump asking for more Federal Agency cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Tim Kaine yesterday following the Trump Administration’s directive lifting the federal hiring freeze on government agencies recognized that though the hiring freeze was lifted the Administration has directed agencies to submit plans for long-term cuts to their workforce. Kaine stated, “It was a mistake for President Trump to impose a federal […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith: End the tyranny of the minority and eliminate the filibuster/cloture rule

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Nuclear Option, Slavery, and the Tyranny of the Majority To get past the Democrats’ obstructionism and allow a vote on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the Senate invoked the so-called “nuclear option.”  This eliminated the modern filibuster/cloture rule for Supreme Court nominations and allowed a simple majority to confirm him. While it […]

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Virginia Sens. Warner and Kaine want more information from President Trump on Syria air strike

Friday, April 7, 2017

Virginia Sens. Warner and Kaine want more information from President Trump on Syria air strike

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in a statement today on the U.S. strike in Syria said he has requested information from the Administration about their future plans, including any additional action in response to the use of chemical weapons. Last night U.S. Senator Tim Kaine […]

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Sen. Mark Warner to vote against Gorsuch

Monday, April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) says today that he intends to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Despite his impressive academic credentials, Judge Gorsuch’s record and evasive responses – even refusing to answer questions regarding his views of cases like Roe v. […]

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AG Herring’s brief against the travel ban cites “irreparable harm” to residents

Friday, March 31, 2017

AG Herring's brief against the travel ban cites

In a brief in the 4th Circuit led by Virginia and Maryland, 17 states cite “irreparable harm” to residents and “overwhelming and unrebutted” evidence of anti-Muslim bias in urging the Court to continue to block President Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban RICHMOND (March 31, 2017) -Attorney General Mark R. Herring, joined by Maryland Attorney General Brian […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his intent to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony and past decisions, I’ve observed that he has repeatedly taken an activist approach to cases […]

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U.S. Congress accelerates release of $1 billion from Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation Fund

Monday, March 27, 2017

The below press release was forward by Congressman Morgan Griffith’s office and from U.S. Congress titled “RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115 th Congress.” WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2017) – Today, Congressional leaders united across the aisle and the Capitol Dome to reintroduce the bipartisan RECLAIM Act. The legislation aims to accelerate $1 billion […]

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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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