Posts Tagged Barbara Comstock

Could Big Data Help Curb the Opioid Crisis?


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Can data solve the opioid crisis? One member of Congress from Virginia thinks it’s worth a try. Michael Pope has the story.

*Editor’s Note: After this story was published, Rep. Comstock’s office vigorously disputed any implication from political analyst Quentin Kidd that the legislation has any political motivation.  In a phone call, Comstock said the opioid crisis “is not a partisan issue.”  She also noted her previous involvement in speaking about and addressing the issue  both in Congress and in the Virginia General Assembly.  That context should have been included in the original story.


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An Early Look At Fundraising Totals For Virginia’s Mid-Term Congressional Candidates


Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock currently holds a large lead over Virginia’s other Congressional candidates in fundraising.

The race is on for 2018, and a huge slate of candidates will be on the ballot during primary season this year. The election is only two months away, so candidates are furiously trying to raise money. Michael Pope reports.

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Comstock Leading Effort to Crack Down on Gang Activity

Barbara_Comstock_official_photo,_114th_CongressRepublican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is working across party lines in Washington to crack down on gang violence. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.


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Virginia Delegation Considers Gun Control And School Safety Measures


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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. Matt Laslo reports.

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Is Mandatory Training Effective In Stopping Sexual Harassment?


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As the wave of sexual assault allegations continues to break, one Virginia congresswoman is moving forward with a new training requirement for members of Congress and their staffers. But there is disagreement whether training alone can be effective. Michael Pope reports.

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Democratic Party Launches New Agenda in Competitive Virginia District



Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York joins fellow Congressional Democrats as they unveil their new agenda at a park in Berryville, Virginia. (Credit AP Photo / Cliff Owen)

Democrats are eager to fight for the blue-collar voters who once made up the core of their base, voters who sided with Trump last year. Now they have a new platform of issues to attract those voters, and Democrats chose Virginia as the staging ground to launch that attack against the Republicans. Michael Pope has details.


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Comstock is First Prominant Virginia Republican to Ask Trump to Step Aside


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Republicans across Virginia are struggling to figure out how to handle their relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of his hot mic moment on the Access Hollywood bus. So far, only one prominent Republican is calling for the candidate to step down. Michael Pope has more.

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