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Wittman Applauds Senate Passage of Virginia Tribes Recognition Bill

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded Senate passage of his legislation, H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. This legislation grants federal recognition to six Virginia Indian tribes. Following passage in the House last spring, the bill passed the Senate today with bipartisan support and now awaits …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces 95 Express Lanes Extension, Additional Upgrades to 95 Corridor

Provided by Transurban Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Commonwealth has accepted Transurban’s proposal to deliver the extension of the 95 Express Lanes south to Fredericksburg. “When I took office four years ago, I made a commitment to radically change how we do transportation in Virginia,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Virginians spent $300 million on the U.S. Route 460 project that …

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PWC Board Objects to Shifting of Transportation Funds

Provided by Prince William County During its Jan. 9, 2018 meeting, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors strongly objected to Governor McAuliffe’s plan to redirect monies from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to fund Metro, in a resolution stating the Board’s position. “The Governor raised taxes on Northern Virginia residents to fund road construction that the Commonwealth was not …

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State of the County is Strong, According to Stewart

Provided by Prince William County Prince William Chairman Corey A. Stewart delivered his annual State of the County address on Tuesday, Jan. 9, to open the first meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in 2018. Stewart noticed the strength of the County and laid out his priorities for the coming year. “New parks, new schools, new roads, …

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Residents Can Now Comment Online on Board Agenda Items

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County residents now have a new, easy way to comment on agenda items being considered by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. A new web application called “Speak Up! Prince William” will allow people to post online comments up to an hour before the Board of County Supervisors’ meeting starts. Agendas are …

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U.S. Senate Passes Rep. Comstock Legislation

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the United States Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 4661, the United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017.  AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant) awards and SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grants help provide necessary firefighting gear and …

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Update on Reforming the Congressional Accountability Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3), Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1), Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Representative Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) issued the following statement on the progress reforming the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995: “Our bipartisan group of Members is making significant progress on reforming the Congressional Accountability …

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Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted “no” on the H.R. 1370 – Further Continuing Resolution. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through Jan. 19, 2018.  “Yet again we find ourselves budgeting by crisis,” Wittman said. “We should not be funding our government through continuing resolutions (CRs). For the third time in …

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Guidelines for Comstock Mandatory Anti-Harassment Training Adopted

Provided by Congressman Barbara Comstock’s Office Today the House Administration adopted guidelines to implement the Congresswoman’s House Resolution requiring each Member, Officer, employee, (including interns, fellows, and detailees) of the House of Representatives to complete training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress.  The guidelines also included moving forward on a “Climate Survey” of the Capitol Hill …

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Wittman Votes in Favor of Tax Reform

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:  “Today we made history. After 31 years of a bulky, broken tax code, we have passed a reform plan that means fairer taxes, bigger paychecks, and more jobs …

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