Hillary for America Chair John Podesta demands more information from FBI

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary for America Chair John Podesta released a statement in response to the letter sent by FBI Director James Comey to eight Republican committee chairman in Congress: “Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it […]

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Goodlatte and opponent Kai Degner respond to Trump’s recorded comments

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Goodlatte and opponent Kai Degner respond to Trump's recorded comments

Through Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s campaign manager, Dan Webb, Goodlatte released this brief statement on Donald Trump’s crude comments on his exploitation of women in 2005. Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Trump’s lewd remarks – Hillary’s ad, Trump’s Va. Chair “no problem” VIDEO caution Goodlatte: “Mr. Trump’s comments are reprehensible and rightly deserve to be condemned. […]

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Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Wednesday evening Congressman Bobby Scott was the special guest speaker at the African-American Culture Leadership Reception at the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture in Center in the Square. Scott, 69, shared his life experiences as an African-American. “For African-Americans, in particular those in Virginia, there’s always been a struggle between ‘all men are created equal’ […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith’s statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith's statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. “Fifteen years ago today, our nation was attacked by terrorists.  Like many of you, I distinctly remember where I was when the first plane hit.  On what started out as a typical […]

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Sen. Warner and 40 other Senators send letter to pass emergency funding to combat Zika virus

Thursday, August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and 40 of his Senate Democratic colleagues urged the leaders of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to immediately call Congress back into session in order to pass emergency funding legislation to address the growing public health threat posed by the Zika virus. Zika […]

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CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Resources are thin as South Florida battles mosquitoes in the Wynwood arts district of Miami. A one square mile that has seen 15 Zika cases. In the U.S. the count is up to 1,657 Zika cases. Virginia has 51 as of July 27. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in four counties. Yesterday U.S. Sen. […]

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Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

Friday, July 29, 2016

Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

As of June 27 there are 1,657 (up from 1,404 last week) Zika cases reported in the U.S. and Virginia has increased to 51 cases from 43 a week ago. Four cases of Zika infection in Miami are highly likely to have been caused by infected mosquitoes as reported in the NY Times. July 20, 2016: […]

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NRA calls Charleston SC gun loophole a myth

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lars Dalseide, Public Affairs Media Liaison with the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action, points to a The Post and Courier article that accuses the FBI for the failure of Dylann Roof acquiring a gun and then killing nine Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. “FBI Director James Comey publicly admitted failures in completing Roof’s background check […]

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USPS Office of the Inspector General begins review of Roanoke Process Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prior to moving mail processing and jobs to Greensboro, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) joined Congressman Robert Hurt (VA-05) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a letter to the Postmaster General outlining their concerns with the decision to close the Roanoke P&DC.  In their letter, the lawmakers […]

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Opinion by federal judge rules against fracking regulation

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Late Tuesday, a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District Court of Wyoming, ruled that the Interior Department does not have the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing. “The issue before this Court is not whether hydraulic fracturing is good or bad for the environment […]

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Bills aimed at removing barriers to marijuana research

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bills aimed at removing barriers to marijuana research

Monday, June 20, 2016 – This week, Congressmen Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Sam Farr (D-CA-20) will be introducing the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016. This bill heeds the calls of the medical research community to address the burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on […]

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AG Herring and watchdog group encouraged by CFPB proposed payday & car title rules

Thursday, June 2, 2016

AG Herring and watchdog group encouraged by CFPB proposed payday & car title rules

According to the State Corporation Commission, in 2015, Virginia payday lenders made more than 350,000 loans totaling more than $137 million to more than 112,000 borrowers. The average borrower took out more than 3 loans per year at an average annual interest rate of 231%. Virginia car title lenders in 2015 made more than $161 […]

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