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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Gov. McAuliffe’s response to Republican’s new Congressional Health Care Legislation

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe's response to Republican's new Congressional Health Care Legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe in a statement today responded to Republican U.S. Congress legislation replacement to the Affordable Healthcare Act. “We are still awaiting more detailed cost and impact analyses of the health care proposal put forward by congressional Republicans and supported by President Trump, but an early examination raises serious concerns about how it could […]

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Sen. Kaine encouraged by President Trump’s commitment to defense and infrastructure

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress tonight: “President Trump’s first month in office has caused deep concern among Virginians. I was pleased that his address tonight was more upbeat than his gloomy and combative inaugural address. It is now time […]

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U.S. Sen. Warner responds to President Trump’s address to Congress

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement: “For those Americans looking for a clear and forward-looking agenda, tonight’s speech raised more questions than it answered. I believe the President missed an opportunity to begin to reach out […]

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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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