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House agrees with Rep. Wittman: Continuing Resolutions (CR) harm US military’s capabilities

On July 17, the House of Representatives passed H.RES. 998, introduced by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), which addresses the readiness shortfalls of the Navy and the harms of continuing resolutions on our Armed Forces.

Politicians to powwow today with faith leaders over separating families seeking asylum

TODAY, Thursday, June 21 at 12:15 PM in Arlington, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) will hold a discussion with Northern Virginia faith leaders and immigrant advocates to discuss the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their families at the southern border.

Governor Northam recalls Va. National Guard troops from U.S. southwest border

Northam issued this statement: “Virginia benefits from the important work of securing our border and we have a responsibility to contribute to that mission. However, we also have a responsibility to stand up to policies or actions that run afoul of the values that define us as Americans. Today I spoke with the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard and ordered him to withdraw four soldiers and one helicopter from Arizona until the federal government ends its enforcement of a zero-tolerance policy that separates children from their parents.

Congressman Wittman (VA-01) continues push to get broadband service for everyone in USA

Currently almost 50 percent of rural Virginians lack access to high speed internet and 29 percent don’t have any internet service at all. Rep. Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County and Manassas, is trying to change that.

Students may get degrees by transfer of credits from four-year colleges to community colleges

“This bipartisan bill will make it easier for people to receive degrees that they’ve already paid for, worked towards, and earned,” said Sen. Mark Warner. “This bill will give schools one more tool to prepare degree seekers for the workforce – equipping them with credentials that would have otherwise been left on the table."

Former Senator John Warner presented with Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service

Former Virginia Senator John W. Warner received the 2018 Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service June 4 for his years of dedication and service to his country.

US Senators from Virginia vote to save net neutrality

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) voted May 16 in favor of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to undo the Trump Administration’s repeal of net neutrality rules. The resolution passed the Senate 52-47 and it now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

US Reps. Wittman and Connolly introduce resolution to honor public servants

Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 6-12, 2018 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

Local comments wanted for comprehensive plan review in progress for Prince William Forest Park

National Park Service (NPS) reports that it is developing a Comprehensive Trail Plan for Prince William Forest Park to provide guidance for enhancing the park’s trail system and visitor experience in a manner sympathetic with the natural and cultural surroundings and balances overall resource protection with intended trail uses and long-term management.

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