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Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

NPS’ funding request to reconstruct eight miles of GW Pkwy. gets boost from Sens. Warner and Kaine

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bicameral letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application to secure $126 million in funding to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of the north end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

USDA food programs will go on with full benefits - despite government shutdown

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Jan. 8 announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan provides full benefits for participants in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of February.

How will IRS’ lack of staff and tax refund funds affect Va. taxpayers, ask US Sens. Warner and Kaine

Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking how Virginia taxpayers will be affected by the government shutdown, which has left the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) short-staffed and potentially underprepared for the beginning of the 2019 tax-filing season.

Kaine and Warner aim to snag back pay for federal contractors hit by government shutdown

Virginia's US Senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, say they will introduce legislation to secure back pay for the federal contractors who have gone without pay during the government shutdown.

US Rep. Rob Wittman explains his vote against government spending bills

Citing lack of "necessary resources for border security," US Rep Rob Wittman (VA-01), who represents part of Prince William County, released this statement after voting against government funding bills that he said

Congresswoman Wexton (VA-10) votes to reopen federal government

US Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), who represents part of the Prince William County area, released the following statement after voting to reopen the government on her first day in Congress:

Deer “management” to begin Jan. 2 at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park will implement a previously approved white-tailed deer population reduction at the park Jan. 2-March 15, 2019. Extensive damage from deer has adversely impacted the park’s historic landscape, has reduced habitat for other creatures and has prevented forest regeneration, according to a news release the National Park Service.

Get Medicaid info and sign up for health coverage Jan. 15 (Culpeper) and Jan. 24 (Manassas Park)

Medicaid education, application assistance and healthcare resources will be provided by Novant UVA Health during two free fairs open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Culpeper and on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Manassas Park.

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