Morgan Griffith

nationalatlas.gov

There has never been a contested primary election in Virginia's Ninth Congressional District.  The Republican and Democratic party organizations chose their nominees and the contest to represent southwestern Virginia took place in November's general elections.  

But this year, two candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination and neither one considers himself a mainstream Democrat.

Some Virginia Republicans are reviving a dormant congressional caucus aimed at highlighting constitutional obligations, but Democrats accuse them of hypocrisy for failing to conduct simple oversight on the Trump administration.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Virginia lawmakers are worried that President Trump’s proposal to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum may spark a trade war.

Rog Cogswell, Creative Commons

President Trump surprised many when he gathered a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House and called on them to pass a comprehensive gun control bill comprised of many proposals opposed by the gun lobby.

That announcement caught Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner off guard.

In President Trump’s newly released budget, the administration calls for drastic cuts to environmental programs, including the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. Lawmakers from Virginia are divided on the role the Environmental Protection Agency should play today.

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