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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:

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.

Sen. Tim Kaine explains why he opposes Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to US Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement Sept. 7 on his decision to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He said, "“I acknowledge that Judge Kavanaugh is a hard-working public servant who has won the admiration of these troubling times, I fear his confirmation to the Supreme Court would compromise judicial independence and threaten critical precedents.”

September is Nat’l Preparedness Month - Get ready for hurricanes, powerful winds and more

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urge everyone to be ready in case hurricanes, powerful winds, and thunderstorms cause destruction and power outages. To help Americans prepare, DHS has declared September as National Preparedness Month. Here are some tips.

Mortgage help for self-employed and workers with non-traditional forms of income

The Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act would help creditworthy borrowers with non-traditional forms of income by allowing lenders to verify an applicant’s income using additional forms of documentation other than the W-2.

20,000+ local homeowners to lose some federal tax deductions, study finds

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released a new congressional report that found the Republican tax law will disproportionately hurt Northern Virginia homeowners, especially those with home equity loans.

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