Government & Politics

An in-depth look at the issues and policies of our government from the local, state and national levels.

Associated Press

Major corporations across the country are increasingly adding language to contracts to prevent lawsuits, a controversial practice that is coming under increased scrutiny. The provisions, known as “forced arbitration clauses,” apply to everything from getting a credit card to accepting a job offer. And now one Virginia lawmaker says these provisions should be outlawed.

Associated Press

Approximately 25 people in Virginia have now contracted the Zika virus, yet Congress has yet to pass a bill to fund research on the disease.

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Prosecutors in Virginia are elected to four-year terms. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to do much campaigning. A new report from the ACLU of Virginia says the vast majority of these elections are uncontested.

CSPAN

Just after 11 AM on Wednesday, June 15th, Democratic Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy seized the Senate floor and embarked on a nearly 15-hour long filibuster in order to secure a vote on gun-control legislation.

He was joined by more than 35 of his colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, including both of Virginia's Democratic senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

Associated Press

Last week Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was granted the rare audience of the entire US Congress, and Virginia lawmakers were listening especially closely.

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