Posts Tagged Congress 2017

Here’s What Virginia’s Lawmakers are Saying About Trump’s Tax Plan


In this Wednesday, April 26th 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington. Among the likely winners in Trump’s tax-cut plan is Trump himself. (Credit: AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

President Trump has dropped an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system. As correspondent Matt Laslo reports, Virgnia lawmakers are giving the plan mixed reviews.

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The Freedom Caucus: What Kind of Healthcare Would They Support?

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Representative Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the House Freedom Caucus whose conservative members derailed the Republican health care bill, leaves a closed-door strategy session with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (Credit: AP / J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress is back in session today following a two-week break. It was right before they left that lawmakers failed to pass a repeal-and-replace bill on healthcare. Three Virginia Republicans are members of the far-right leaning House Freedom Caucus, who opposed that bill. Now that President Trump looks likely to bring healthcare back up, Matt Laslo caught up with Virginia’s Republicans to ask them what kind of legislation they could support.



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Little Known Rule Could Have Chilling Effect on Virginia’s Federal Workforce

Virginia_flag_mapA newly reinstated rule in Congress has Democrats worried that Republicans are going to try to fire a large swath of federal workers, which could hurt the economy across the commonwealth. Matt Laslo has the story from the Capitol.

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