Morgan Griffith

nationalatlas.gov

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. 

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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.

(State Lands Commission via AP)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from Virginia are upset over the Interior Department’s plans to open up waters off the East Coast to oil and gas drilling.

Virginia's Representatives Weigh In on Tax Reform

Oct 23, 2017
MBandman / Creative Commons

Lawmakers who represent the Commonwealth in Washington are engaged in a fierce debate over tax reform. 

Representative Democracy is Getting a Workout

Apr 19, 2017
Robbie Harris

Representative democracy has been getting a work out, thanks most recently to a citizens group called “Indivisible.”  The citizen action organization takes a page from the Tea Party handbook, which formed for the very same reason:  to oppose a president and to have its concerns heard by political representatives.

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