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Virginia Rep. Griffith says President’s veto of pipeline ignores science

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Virginia Rep. Griffith says President's veto of pipeline ignores science

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today released the following statement on the President’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act: “Though he wants his words to indicate otherwise, President Obama’s actions – today and previously – indicate that he has always been opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.  Put simply: … [Read more…]

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Republicans send letter to VA U.S. Senators Kaine and Warner emploring them to break DHS funding filibuster

Monday, February 23, 2015

Late this afternoon another U.S. Senate vote for closure on funding the Department of Homeland Security was blocked with a 47-46 vote. Many senators not bothering to attend the “Groundhog Day” vote that Republicans (making only a point) hope will reach the 60 vote threshold to get the bill to the floor for an up … [Read more…]

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Hampton Roads floods but Virginia Senator says they don’t need no stinkin’ help

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hampton Roads floods but Virginia Senator says they don't need no stinkin' help

A bill patroned by Senator John Miller (D-1) of Newport News drew a tweet of distain from Senator Tom Garrett (R-22) of Amhurst County. Garrett a true anti-climate change science denier wouldn’t toss you a floatation device in a flood should you be going down for the third time. SB1443 provides that any locality included … [Read more…]

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GOP Senate committee squashes all gun control bills with Sen. Edwards joining Republicans UPDATED Video

Monday, January 26, 2015

GOP Senate committee squashes all gun control bills with Sen. Edwards joining Republicans UPDATED Video

BREAKING UPDATE: In a shocking move earlier today, multiple Senate Republicans seemingly changed their votes on Senator Barbara Favola’s (D-Arlington) SB 943, a bill to keep guns out of the hands of convicted stalkers and sexual batterers. Committee Chair Tommy Norment ruled the bill reported in front of an audience of reporters, committee members, and dozens … [Read more…]

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RPV files formal ethics complaint against Sen. Mark Warner

Friday, January 16, 2015

RPV files formal ethics complaint against Sen. Mark Warner

RPV Chairman Pat Mullins in a statement referenced The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 that bans members from offering to use their influence to secure employment solely for political gain. The Republican Party of Virginia filed a formal ethics complaint against Democratic Senator Mark R. Warner in connection with his ‘brainstorming’ about a … [Read more…]

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Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch (R-Henrico) retiring

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch (R-Henrico) retiring

Glen Allen, VA: State Senator Walter Stosch (R Henrico), one of the senior members of the Virginia Senate confirmed this morning that he won’t be running for re-election in 2015, bringing to an end a 33-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, including the last 23 years in the Senate. Stosch told the Richmond Times … [Read more…]

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Gov. McAuliffe comments on former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s sentence

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe comments on former Gov. Bob McDonnell's sentence

The current Democratic Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe sent out a statement on former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell’s two-year prison sentence for corruption today. He will begin his sentence February 7 unless during his appeal he is able to avoid prison through is appeals. His wife Maureen will be sentenced February 20. McAulliffe said: “Today’s sentencing brings … [Read more…]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith will reluctantly vote for Boehner as Speaker of the House

Monday, January 5, 2015

Rep. Morgan Griffith will reluctantly vote for Boehner as Speaker of the House

Today in a statement Congressman Morgan Griffith, (R-VA) 9th district, expressed his displeasure with the process on selecting the Speaker of the House. The Speaker must be in place by start of the legislative year that begins this week. Two other Republicans in the House majority have stepped forward over the weekend for a crack … [Read more…]

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Virginia House Democrats call for Del. Morrissey to resign or else

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Virginia House Democrats call for Del. Morrissey to resign or else

Democrats and Republicans alike immediately made their voices heard. All were clamoring for Delegate Joe Morrissey’s resignation or else. The else would require a vote of 2/3 of the House of Delegates to expel Morrissey. They are prepared to do just that. Morrissey was charged with four felonies. He was accused by prosecutors of having … [Read more…]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith voted against the federal spending bill

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after voting against the nine-month government spending bill: “As with all compromises, this bill includes a number of both good and bad items, which I often refer to as ‘candy apples’ and ‘toads,’ respectively.  I understand that action must be taken, and I appreciate the hard … [Read more…]

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Former AG Ken Cuccinelli rails against Republicans funding amnesty

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Former AG Ken Cuccinelli rails against Republicans funding amnesty

Let’s hear it for the arm twisting!!! UPDATE: The CROmnibus bill passed 219-206 with 10 not voting. Oddly Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith voted to bring it to the floor but later voted against it. Just the opposite for Democrat Gerry Connely. He voted against it then voted for it. Bobby Scott voted against it both … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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