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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:

New Farmer’s Tax Guide now available on IRS website

The Internal Revenue Service Farmer’s Tax Guide is now available on the IRS.gov website for use in preparing upcoming 2013 tax returns. The publication contains information on the farming business either as an owner or tenant.

John Foust seeks to challenge Frank Wolf for Congress in 10th District

Prince William Forest Park to close campground and backcountry for 3 months

Prince William Forest Park in Triangle VA near Quantico Marine Base will close its Oak Ridge Campground and the Chopawamsic Backcountry area Dec. 1 to save money. Both areas operated by the National Park Service will reopen March 1, 2014.

Va. Sen. Mark Warner to co-chair hearing today to examine virtual currencies

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) will co-chair a Senate Banking Committee hearing today to examine virtual currencies current and potential future use, and the regulatory, monetary, and national security impacts and issues associated with them.

Health center gets federal grant to open second center in Manassas

The Greater Prince William Community Health Center now headquartered in Woodbridge was recently awarded an additional $650,000 annual grant to open a second health care center in Manassas. The Health Center’s second location is expected to open in Manassas at 9705 Liberia Ave. in March 2014.

Connolly-Rooney bill to assure veteran death benefits never subject to Congressional inaction

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) have introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure our nation always meets its obligation to the grieving families of service members who have died in service to their country.

Wolf says politicians need to show humility and start governing

“Senate Chaplain Barry Black says there's a level of insanity involved in the current government shutdown. Asked what it would take to end the current impasse, the former Navy chaplain was quoted as saying, ‘It's going to take humility.’

Del. Marshall asks Va. governor to call General Assembly into special session

Delegate Robert G. "Bob" Marshall has asked Governor Bob McDonnell to call a Special Session of the General Assembly to consider Delegate Marshall's legislation to offer some relief to those affected by the federal shutdown and any future shutdowns.

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