Federal Government

Government & Politics
11:14 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Risking a Government Shutdown

Republicans in Virginia are willing to risk a government shutdown in order to defund so-called Obamacare, while others say the strategy will backfire.

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Budget Negotiations under Deadline
4:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Congress Gets Busy

As Congress resumes this week after its month long break there are a lot of pressing issues facing lawmakers that have a big impact on the economy in Virginia.

A handful of Virginia lawmakers were some of the loudest voices calling for Congress to fore go its August break and get serious negotiations underway on budget issues.

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Government & Politics
11:11 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Immigration Reform Rally Calls on Rep. Cantor

Virginia Organizing Members Meet with Congressman Eric Cantor's legislative director to talk about immigration.
Credit Virginia Organizing

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is being heavily lobbied by two sets of constituents who are at opposite ends of a polarizing debate.

One wants him to push for a vote next month on comprehensive immigration reform, while the other wants him to be steadfast, refuse to capitulate, and push to reinforce U.S. borders.

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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
10:47 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Sen. Kaine Speaks Out on Syria

Chairman Menendez presides over a hearing with Secretary Kerry, Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on the situation in Syria.
Credit U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine has cast a vote supporting President Obama’s request to use military force in Syria.

Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee spent hours this week weighing classified intelligence about the Syrian regime while also discussing ways to tweak a new compromise authorization measure putting limits on the president’s initial request. Kaine says it’s in America’s interest to support the international ban on chemical weapons.

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Cost of Deployment
4:07 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers Weigh In: Sequestration & Syria

Credit AFP Getty Images via NPR

Potential  U.S. military engagement in Syria is sparking a debate among the region’s lawmakers over whether sequestration is impacting the U.S. military’s ability to respond to conflicts abroad.
 

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