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New Virginia Veterans Services office opens at Pentagon

Governor Ralph Northam today, Oct. 29, attended the grand opening for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) office at the Pentagon in Arlington. The space was secured earlier this year and construction of the office was recently completed.

Wittman and Williams to debate at Univ. of Mary Washington Oct. 22

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg will host a 1st Congressional District Debate on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams will face off for the first time.

Memorial Bridge to be closed overnight Oct. 3-4 and all weekend

Due to sustained high, fast water in the Potomac River, the National Park Service says, in a news release, that construction crews were not able to complete all of the work that was originally scheduled for Arlington Memorial Bridge Sept. 22-23. Completing the work will require additional temporary, total closures, the release stated.

National Park Service to hold Oct. 9 public meeting for Arlington Memorial Bridge users

Work on the 88-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge began this past the summer and will continue until early 2021, according to a National Park Service statement. Learn how to plan travel around bridge construction activities at an info meeting Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

Governor’s high school voter registration challenge opens Sept. 25 in Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam today, Sept. 25, announced the 2018–2019 Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Elections, Inspire U.S., and the League of Women Voters of Virginia. It goes through May 20, 2019.

Rep. Wittman encouraged by Congressional passage of veterans’ and infrastructure funding bills

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.

Sept. 28 deadline to apply for service academy appointment

Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10) has announced that the deadline for students interested in applying for a nomination by the 10th District Service Academy Advisory Board to one of the nation’s military academies for the Class of 2023 is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28th in her Sterling district office:

President Trump authorizes FEMA to supplement needed resources in wake of expected hurricane

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Sept. 11 that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement Commonwealth, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 8, 2018, and continuing.

President Trump asked to issue a US emergency declaration for Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence

Today, Sept. 11, 2018, two U.S. Senators and all 11 Representatives from Virginia called on President Donald Trump to issue a federal emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Florence. At 2:57 p.m. Update: President Trump just approved Virginia’s federal emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Florence.

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