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

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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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Political participation in Virginia has taken a leap in the past year.  Whatever your persuasion, there’s no lack of opportunity to dialogue and debate the issues – and a lot of people say, ‘that’s a good thing.’ But a town hall meeting planned for February 22nd to discuss the political issues of the day is shaping up to be a standoff between its organizers and its congressional representative. 

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The federal government could be lurching towards a partial shutdown this weekend if lawmakers can’t reach a deal on so-called Dreamers and defense spending.

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