Pres. Trump’s federal budget cuts in a nutshell

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Below is a list of potential impacts Donald Trump’s budget cuts could have on Virginians via Sen. Tim Kain press release: $2.6 billion (31%) cut to the Environmental Protection Agency could jeopardize: The Chesapeake Bay Program, which would be cut entirely under Trump’s budget. The program has reduced pollution, bolstered oyster and crab populations, and […]

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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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Sen. Kaine says Pres. Trump has defied everything this nation stands for

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sen. Kaine says Pres. Trump has defied everything this nation stands for

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on refugee programs: “I am appalled by the cruelty the Trump Administration has demonstrated over the past 24 hours. By indefinitely suspending the Syrian refugee program and imposing a religious test […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership dies today with President’s signature

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trans-Pacific Partnership dies today with President's signature

Today President Donald Trump is signing an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Harry J. Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest gave this analysis. “Today, President Trump makes a bold move to enact his ‘America First’ Agenda: The effective killing-off of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With […]

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Sen. Warner on President Obama’s Russian sanctions in hacking retaliation

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sen. Warner on President Obama's Russian sanctions in hacking retaliation

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the 115th Congress, issued a statement today on the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will impose additional sanctions on Russia in response to Russian hacking and interference in the electoral process: “The actions the President took today are an important […]

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President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees slow to produce documents for confirmation

Thursday, December 22, 2016

President-Elect Trump's Cabinet nominees slow to produce documents for confirmation

Following reports that president-elect trump’s cabinet nominees are slow-walking full disclosure of key information, senate democratic ranking members say process shouldn’t move forward before all documents are turned over & reviewed. Reports that President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees have not yet provided the relevant Senate Committees with important documentation, such as a completed financial disclosure statement, […]

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Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the conclusion of the 2016 elections: “I congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump on his victory and I look forward to working with him, both as the Governor of Virginia and the Chairman of the National Governors Association, to create jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and […]

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Roanoke College poll has Hillary Clinton up by 9

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Roanoke College Poll has Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 9 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely voters in Virginia (45%-36%). Libertarian Gary Johnson trails with 7 percent of likely voters, while Independent Evan McMullin and Green Party candidate Jill Stein each garner 1 percent. Ten percent of likely voters […]

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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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Republican Party scrambling on what to do with Trump

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What they are saying about the chaos in the Republican Party over Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination for president. . Virginia Republicans hoping to get elected in 2016 and 2017 are in flux after Trump swept Virginia in last night’s primary. Virginia Republicans are now forced to re-evaluate their positions, endorsements, and loyalties as […]

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