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Sen. Warners’s Academy Day canceled; get info via video

US Senator Mark Warner’s Academy Day 2020 has been canceled. Those interested in attending a Service Academy should sign up to receive a video with the information.

Wittman introduces bill for pilot grants to expand reliable broadband to 19 million rural Americans

Today, April 6, Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), spurred by the Coronavirus Pandemic across America, introduced legislation to create a five-year pilot grant program to expand reliable broadband access to some 19 million rural Americans who are unable to connect to this service.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

PRTC seeks help from Congressional Delegation on COVID-19 Crisis

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, which operates mobility services under the name OmniRide, is seeking help from its Congressional delegation to deal with significant revenue losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local census “events” canceled; residents are asked to complete the form online, by phone or mail

US Census Bureau asks people to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or send it in by mail. Person-to-person contact is not needed to complete the 2020 Census.

PWC asks VP Pence to declare National Capital Region a priority testing site for COVID-19

Prince William Board of County Supervisors says it has sent a letter to Vice President Michael Pence, who chairs the Federal COVID-19 Task Force, asking the Vice President to designate the National Capital Region as a priority testing site.

Social Security payments will be paid as usual, Commissioner Saul advises

“I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled," said Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, in a news release this morning March 19.

Rep.Wittman statement on second COVID-19 death in VA

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the announcement of a second death in the Peninsula Health District due to the COVID-19 outbreak:

FAA asks for public comment on change in air traffic procedure at Washington National Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is inviting comments until March 30, 2020 on a temporary air traffic procedure change at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) called HOLTB.

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