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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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Rep. Griffith applauds elimination of PHS Review Committee on medical marijuana

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rep. Griffith applauds elimination of PHS Review Committee on medical marijuana

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today applauds the recent announcement that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is eliminating the Public Health Service (PHS) Review Committee for non-federally funded medical research on marijuana, which, rather than facilitating such research, is often believed to have delayed and/or impeded it. Notably, […]

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Governor McAuliffe takes steps to lift barriers to restoration of voting rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today two changes to the restoration of rights process, representing the latest steps in pursuit of his priority to ensure all Virginians have the opportunity to exercise their voting and civil rights. Under the new reform, outstanding court costs and fees will no longer prohibit an individual from having his […]

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Governor McAuliffe calls for removal of confederate battle flag from Virginia license plates

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Governor McAuliffe calls for removal of confederate battle flag from Virginia license plates

RICHMOND – While speaking at an event today in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe made the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision declaring that states can restrict license plate designs: “Before I address some very positive developments regarding my administration’s continuing […]

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