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Prepare for your U.S. citizenship test - with a twist

Virginia Historical Society offers a 7-session preparatory course on how to take the United States Citizenship Test. Unlike other citizenship programs, this course, held at the VHS in Richmond, offers opportunities to view original historical objects, maps, books, and documents as well as engage with experts in the history of this state and nation.

USDA to survey Virginia farmers’ planting intentions for 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its March Agricultural Survey on more than 1,600 farmers in Virginia to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. The survey will ask producers to provide information about the types of crops they intend to plant in 2017, how many acres they intend to plant, and the amounts of grain and oilseed they store on their farms.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on confirmation of Mulvaney as OMB Director

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released a statement after the Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to serve as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). See below.

Rep. Comstock’s statement on Metro Safety Commission

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement Feb. 10 after the announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on temporarily withholding FTA grant funds due to the Metro Safety Commission not yet being operational:

Rep. Comstock co-chairing bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus

U.S. Representatives Barbara Comstock (VA-10) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus, Feb. 1 joined doctors, experts and advocates for the first caucus meeting of the 115th Congress.

Rep. Connolly reintroduces bill that would provide federal workers with a 3.2% pay raise.

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) has reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, legislation that would provide federal workers with a 3.2% pay raise.

U.S. Mark Warner (D-VA)  issues statement on executive order on refugee program

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued this statement Jan. 28 regarding the Trump Administration executive order on the U.S. refugee program: “The Trump Administration executive order that indefinitely suspends the Syrian refugee program and pauses visas from Muslim countries runs counter to our American values."

NOVEC now accepting applications from high school students for 2017 Youth Tour

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is accepting applications until Feb. 17 from area high school and home-school students for five slots for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour of the nation's capital, June 11-15, 2017, to see government in action.

Apply now for 10th District Young Women Leadership Program this summer

The office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) now is accepting applications for the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program in summer 2017.

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