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The House of Representatives will consider a major piece of union legislation this week – a bill introduced by a senior member of the Virginia delegation. Michael Pope reports.
For the only two African American members of the Commonwealth’s delegation in Congress, the House passage of policing reform last evening was personal. Matt Laslo has the story from the Capitol.
Are colleges and universities in Virginia equitable? Or should the federal government be doing more to achieve racial and income equity? Michael Pope has this report from Capitol Hill.
One Virginia congressman is fighting against the Trump administration’s efforts to limit free or reduced-price lunches in public schools. Michael Pope reports.
Should older workers have a higher burden to prove age discrimination? One Virginia congressman says no, and he’s moving forward with a bill to do something about it. Michael Pope reports.
Democrats in Congress are pushing back against a Trump administration directive on racial disparities in student discipline. And, a Virginia congressman is leading the charge. Michael Pope reports.
Now that Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives, Tidewater-area Congressman Bobby Scott has become chairman of a key committee. And, he’s using that position to help high-poverty schools. Michael Pope has details.
As Democrats plan to take control of the House of Representatives, one Virginia congressman is poised to control a key committee. And he’s already making plans for what he wants to do in that position. Michael Pope reports.
In Washington, the House of Representatives voted in favor of two immigration bills introduced by U.S Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Roanoke). The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed 228 to 195, with three Democrats voting in favor and seven Republicans vote against. Kate’s Law passed 257 to 167, with 24 Democrats voting in favor and only one Republican voting against. Members of the Virginia delegation voted along party lines. Michael Pope has details.
Virginia Beach Congressman Bobby Scott is stepping up his fundraising efforts and forming a new political action committee. It’s the clearest sign yet that he’s angling for the Senate seat that might be vacated by Tim Kaine if he becomes vice president. Michael Pope reports.
Many young people are disconnected from school and work, a situation that some say can lead to a life of crime and prison. In Virginia Beach, for example, 20 percent of blacks age 16 to 24 are not in school and have no job. Now one Virginia congressman has a very expensive solution. Michael Pope has the story from Capitol Hill.