Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Delegate Sam Rasoul has chosen the Roanoke Technical Education Center (ROTEC) as the first recipient of a charitable donation in fulfillment of his campaign pledge to donate half of his General Assembly salary to local organizations.
Delegate Rasoul’s donation will go toward a scholarship program for students. He looks forward to continuing to fulfill his campaign promise by donating to other Roanoke charities, which he hopes will encourage philanthropy among other residents of the district.
ROTEC works collaboratively to provide quality career and technical education. The organization strives to give students the knowledge to be excellent employees in terms of both skill and attitude. Some of their achievements over the past year include:
- Over 4400 students took a Career & Technical Education (CTE) class through Roanoke City Schools
- The graduation rate for two-year CTE completers rose from 93.97% to 96.36%
- Industry certifications grew from 588 to 663 students
Regarding his campaign promise, Rasoul said “I want to encourage everyone to explore the many worthy organizations doing incredible work around the Roanoke Valley. There are plenty of ways to help out, whether monetarily or through volunteering. Together, we can help our community achieve even bigger and brighter things.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, house_of_delegates, Roanoke City Public Schools, Sam_Rasoul