Posts Tagged Tom Garrett

Former Congressman Tom Garrett working on a new documentary series

Tom Garrett (second from the left) and part of the Exile series crew. (Credit: Exile Series Indiegogo page:

A former Virginia congressman is working with a documentary filmmaker to spotlight displacement of minority populations across the globe. Michael Pope reports.

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Congressman Garrett Wants More Time for Lawmakers to Review Legislation

399px-Tom_Garrett_official_congressional_photoHow long should members of Congress have to actually read the legislation they are voting on? Michael Pope has this report about one Virginia congressman who says lawmakers shouldn’t be so hasty.

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Congressman Garrett Helps Resettle Sudanese Refugees in Virginia

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Representative Thomas Garrett, R-VA, is currently in Sudan on a diplomatic mission to resettle two Christian pastors and family members. (Credit: AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A Congressman from Virginia is in Africa this week, working to secure the release of two Sudanese pastors imprisoned by their government. Seven of the pastors’ family members have already arrived in Virginia as refugees. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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A Number of Virginia Representatives Think Lawmakers Should Skip Recess

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The U.S. House kicks off a month long recess today, which some Virginia Republicans say they don’t deserve. Matt Laslo has the story from Washington.

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Democrats Hope Trump Turmoil Helps Downballot in Fifth Congressional District

Virginia_flag_mapOne of the hottest congressional races on the ballot this fall is the Fifth Congressional District, which stretches from Charlottesville to Danville. It’s a district currently held by Republicans, but Democrats are hoping the turmoil of the Donald Trump campaign might be giving them new momentum. Michael Pope has the story.

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