Tim Kaine

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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.

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Six Virginia Native American tribes are cheering. After a twenty-year effort, the United States Senate unanimously approved legislation that recognizes the Commonwealth’s tribes. 

Virginia's Representatives Weigh In on Tax Reform

Oct 23, 2017
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Lawmakers who represent the Commonwealth in Washington are engaged in a fierce debate over tax reform. 

As the Senate considers a major overhaul to the Affordable Care Act, parents of medically complex children are worried about their future, and what might happen to them if Medicaid is cut. This week, Democratic Senator Tim Kaine heard from several of these parents in a roundtable discussion in Northern Virginia. 

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Virginia Republican Dave Brat is pushing to open up Virginia’s coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.  Democrats, though, say that would be terrible for the commonwealth’s economy and they're trying to combat the effort. 

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