Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Social Security Administration announced a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of 3.6% for Social Security beneficiaries in 2012. This is the first increase for beneficiaries in two years. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement:
“The statutory calculation that Social Security is required to use to determine the COLA has not produced an increase in two years, largely due to the weak economy. However, seniors have still had their budgets stretched by the rising cost of medical care, food, and housing. Today’s announcement will give millions of seniors much needed relief but there remains an ongoing debate in Washington on the future of Social Security. I am committed to protecting Social Security for present and future beneficiaries. Congress should be working to strengthen Social Security, not attempting to cut benefits to help offset unaffordable tax cuts. Social Security has been keeping its promise to our seniors for seventy-five years and I will keep fighting to ensure we continue to keep that promise.”
For more information about the 2012 Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries, please visit: www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Finance, National, Politics
Tags: budget, congress, economy, health