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New Structure for Fire and Rescue System Proposed

Provided by Prince William County The County Executive and volunteer and career chiefs of the Prince William Fire and Rescue System presented to the Board of County Supervisors their proposal for restructuring the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System. In January 2016, the board directed the County Executive to work with the Fire and Rescue Association to determine whether …

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Comstock Statement On Passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 419 to 3: “Today I voted for the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which establishes new sanctions and enhances existing sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, as well …

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City of Manassas Recycling Rate Increases to 47.2%

Provided by City of Manassas According to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the City of Manassas recycling rate in 2016 of 47.2%.  This is up from 2015’s rate of 45% and 2014’s rate of 42%. This 5.2% increase in three years is due, in large part, to the introduction of the City of Manassas RecycleFest held twice a …

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Wittman Announces Senior Staff Changes

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced several changes to the senior staff in his Washington, D.C. office. Wittman’s long-time Chief of Staff, Jamie Miller, started work yesterday at the Pentagon as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for House Affairs. In that role Miller will act as a liaison between the Office of the …

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Text to 911 is Now Available

Provided by Prince William County Certain communities will find text-to-911 particularly helpful, said Prince William Public Safety Communications Director Captain Alfred Miller. People who are deaf or hard of hearing, those with speech disabilities or who are unable to speak, and community service or suicide hotlines will find the service useful. The texts can be up to 140 characters and …

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Rep. Comstock Statement On Senator John McCain

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after news reports that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has brain cancer: “Senator John McCain has always been an inspiration to so many of us and it is a privilege to know this American hero and call him a friend. We know he will take on this …

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Regional Chambers Announce Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission are pleased to announce they will co-host the Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit. The event will feature The Honorable Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board …

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Governor McAuliffe Officially Opens New State Veterans Office In Manassas

Provided by State Senator Jeremy McPike’s Office Governor Terry McAuliffe today cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) office in Manassas. The new office will primarily serve military veterans and their families in Prince William and Fauquier Counties, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and other localities in the …

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Comstock Statement On Metro Safety Commission Passing the House

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed two joint resolutions relating to WMATA—one to lend Congressional approval to the Metro Safety Commission, which passed by a vote of 399 to 5; and another to approve an amendment to the WMATA interstate compact, which passed by a vote of 402 …

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Rep. Comstock Introduces Legislation to Help Regional Gang Task Forces

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) introduced H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, which would establish a grant program to provide resources to state and local entities to curb the rise in gang activity and violence.  This legislation authorizes $70 million annually for FY2018 through FY2022.  Twenty percent of the authorized $70 …

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