DNCC third night program – Tim Kaine nomination as VP

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DNCC third night program - Tim Kaine nomination as VP

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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President Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to fill SCOTUS vacancy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

President Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to fill SCOTUS vacancy

Chief Judge Merrick Garland, 63, is a native of the Chicago area. He graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School While serving on the D.C. Circuit, Garland has developed a reputation for brilliance as well as a centrist judicial philosophy. In 1997, Garland was […]

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Poll shows Virginians approve of governor’s performance and concern for college costs

Monday, September 28, 2015

Poll shows Virginians approve of governor's performance and concern for college costs

Coming on the heels of another decrease in Virginia’s unemployment rate, a new poll from Christopher Newport University shows Virginians approve of Governor Terry McAuliffe by the highest percentage  since taking office. School performance and college costs are voters’ top priorities, with concern about fixing traffic congestion surprisingly low. Voters are solidly in favor of […]

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U.S. Senators ask Pres. Obama to “Ban the Box” on federal job applications

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sixteen states including Virginia have already begun to implement “ban the Box” hiring practices to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 of their Senate colleagues today in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith not impressed with State of the Union address

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday issued the following statement : “A real trust deficit exists between President Obama and many of us in Congress.  In his State of the Union address, he spoke of putting our differences aside and working together, but he made sure […]

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Sen. Kaine on Cuba relations and release of Alan Gross

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sen. Kaine on Cuba relations and release of Alan Gross

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Cuba: “I am overjoyed by today’s announcement of Alan Gross’s release and wish him the very best as he reunites with his family and loved ones. His release marks a victory for American diplomacy. I’d […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith questions President’s authority

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rep. Morgan Griffith questions President's authority

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – In advance of President Obama’s remarks this evening regarding his plans to move on immigration via executive order, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement: “Reports indicate the foundation of President Obama’s legal theory behind his plans on immigration is the criminal law doctrine of prosecutorial discretion.  If […]

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Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as VA Secretary

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as VA Secretary

General Eric Shinseki, Veterans Affairs Secretary offers his resignation to Presidnet Obama at 11:15 a.m. today. President Obama accepts Shinseki’s resignation. “Everyone out there waiting … make sure they get the help that they need,” says President Obama. “What is the realistic time before they get an appointment.” Gen. Shensiki said “He was too trusting […]

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Councilman Sherman Lea holds roundtable discussion with seniors

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Councilman Sherman Lea holds roundtable discussion with seniors

On Tuesday, Roanoke City Council member Sherman Lea held a roundtable with seniors at the Friendship Retirement Community. Lea discussed issues important to them in the upcoming presidential election, including Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s plans to turn Medicare into a voucher program and slash funding for Medicaid in order to pay for tax cuts […]

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