Posts Tagged Virginia Lawmakers
The House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would safeguard gay marriage and interracial marriage. But, as Michael Pope reports, it was a party-line vote among Virginia’s delegation.
How well is the federal government performing? A bill on the House floor this week from one Virginia congressman to improve performance in Washington. Michael Pope reports.
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.
Congress is considering several efforts to remove the president from office. Michael Pope spoke with some members of Virginia’s delegation.
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.
Before 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.