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Rep. Comstock Legislation To Fight Gang Violence Passes U.S. Senate

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the Senate passed her legislation H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017, anti-gang legislation which would establish a grant program to provide resources to state and local entities to curb the rise in gang activity and violence. “Gangs like MS-13 have …

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Rep. Comstock On The Protect and Serve Act Passage

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she voted for and the House passed H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act, legislation she co-sponsored and that will further protect law enforcement officers: “Our men and women in blue risk their lives every day so that our communities remain safe.  Criminals who target …

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Wittman’s Local Priorities Included in Annual Defense Authorization

The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). The bill, one of the few passed annually by Congress, includes numerous local priorities championed by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01). “I fought tirelessly to make sure Virginia’s priorities were included in this bill. The jobs created by our defense industry not only …

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Commonwealth of Virginia Part of Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) joined U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to announce that Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, the Virginia Autonomous Systems Center of Excellence, Virginia’s Center for Innovation Technology, and additional partners will participate in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP). “I am pleased that the application by …

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Comstock’s Opioid Legislation Passes House Committee

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after her bipartisan legislation H.R. 5473, the Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018, that was cosponsored by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee today.  The legislation is designed to reduce the use of opioids where possible and …

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Prince William Executive Director of Community Services

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William Board of County Supervisors announced that Lisa Madron will serve as the Executive Director of Community Services, a public agency providing mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, emergency services and early intervention programs for residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Madron has more than 30 …

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Wittman, 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). H.Res.867 commends federal, state, county and local government employees, as well as members of the uniformed services, for their tireless and dedicated efforts, and details the significant contributions that public servants have made to …

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Recognizing the Silent Protectors

Provided by Prince William County May is Building Safety Month, and during a recent ceremony at the Sean T. Connaughton Plaza, Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart explained that this recognition serves to remind people of the importance of ordinances and building regulations. Stewart told the story of the Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago that killed at …

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FAA Reauthorization Act Passes, Includes Comstock Provisions

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she voted for and the House passed H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Included in the bill were two of her amendments that support investments in spaceports and research on mitigating …

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Rep. Comstock Statement On Anti-Dulles Airport Amendment

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after Rep. Cuellar withdrew his amendment that would have undermined the Slot and Perimeter rules and harmed Dulles Airport and our regional economy: “I was pleased to lead my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to fight and defeat the Cuellar amendment that would have harmed our …

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