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Congressman Connolly issues statement on Florida Shooting

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the Feb. 14 shooting in a Florida school:

US Bureau of Indian Affairs asked to meet ASAP with Virginia tribal reps

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) Feb. 7 asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to schedule a briefing promptly with six newly federally recognized tribes in Virginia so that they can fully understand what benefits and resources will now be available to them.

VDOE seeking organizations around Virginia to participate in summer food service program

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking partners to participate in the commonwealth’s Summer Food Service Program to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals during months when school is not in session.

President signs Virginia Tribes recognition bill authored by Rep. Wittman into law

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded President Trump for signing H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 into law today, Jan. 29, 2018.

The JCR Companies acquires the Center at Innovation with Super Target on VA 28 for $31 million

“We are more bullish than ever on necessity-based neighborhood retail,” said JCR Principal Joe Reger. “In fact, we hope to acquire over $100 million of retail property in the Washington, DC metropolitan region in 2018.”

Congressman Wittman, representing part of PWC, says his offices open during the government shutdown

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government: “I am here, ready to work. My offices both in D.C. and the district are open and I want the constituents of the First District to know that myself and my staff are here and ready to answer any questions. Over the next few days, I will be working tirelessly with my colleagues to resolve this."

Six Virginia Indian tribes will finally be granted federal recognition

Legislation recognizing six Virginia tribes: the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, and the Nansemond-has passed Congress and is on its way to the President for his signature. Many of these include descendants of Pocahontas’ Virginia Powhatan tribe Kaine and Warner worked with Democratic and Republican colleagues to ensure that the bill made it through to final passage. These tribes had received official recognition from the Commonwealth of Virginia, but had not received federal recognition, which will grant the tribes legal standing and status in direct relationships with the U.S. government.

Teens: Want to see government in action? Apply to NOVEC now for annual NRECA Youth Tour

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has opened applications for area public, private or home-schooled high school sophomores or juniors for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 10-14, 2018, to see government in action.

Update on transportation projects in the county: roads, sidewalks, parking lots, trains and buses

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently received an update from the county's Department of Transportation on the status of projects to show how the county is doing in reaching the mobility goal of the current Strategic Plan.

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