Posts Tagged Virginia Lawmakers

Congressional Delegation Weighs In: Should Deregulation Efforts Remain Post-Pandemic?

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The Trump administration has aggressively moved to unwind an array of federal regulations since the coronavirus pandemic hit America, and to Virginia lawmakers it’s not as cut and dry – even across party lines. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Congressional Delegation Wants to Protect Contract Workers, Split on Best Strategy

virginia_flag_map_0Before the global pandemic shut down the economy, President Trump had proposed ship and submarine cuts that were almost universally opposed by Virginia lawmakers. The delegation is now fighting to help the state’s contracting industry while debating how best to do it. Matt Laslo reports.

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Congressman Connolly Wants to Use An Old Tool to Enforce Congressional Subpoenas

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Even though the impeachment debate has now moved from the House to the Senate, a powerful Virginia Democrat is still calling on his party leaders to do more to force administration officials to work with House investigators. Matt Laslo has the story from the Capitol.

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2019 Was a Busy Year for Virginia’s Congressional Delegation

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2019 was a historic year in Washington for many reasons, including the new makeup of the freshmen class that states like Virginia made more diverse than any others. Correspondent Matt Laslo reports that besides making history, the Commonwealth ended the year on a legislative high note.

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Some Virginia Congressional Leaders Are Beyond Ready to Shift Focus From Impeachment

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Members of the Virginia congressional delegation are glad that impeachment has moved out of the House, because it distracted from many of their priorities last year.  Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story from the Capitol.

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Tax Analysts to Congress: Consider Helping Low-Income Families in Year-End Budget

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As the calendar draws to a close, federal officials in Washington are trying to close out the books. And, that’s creating a whirlwind of jockeying for dollars. Michael Pope reports.

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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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Virginia’s Lawmakers Divided Over Proposed Defense Budget

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President Trump is calling to increase defense spending by $54 billion, which could mean a big boost for Virginia’s economy. But, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that not all of the state’s lawmakers are on board.

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