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Reps. Comstock, Issa, & Boyle Introduce First Responders Passport Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Today, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), and 14 additional co-sponsors in reintroducing the First Responders Passport Act which would allow the Secretary of State to waive passport fees for certain American first responders making trips abroad in a natural disaster response effort. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock: “Fairfax County is home to the elite Virginia Task …

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VA. Congressional Delegation urges Financial Aid Flexibility in Absence of IRS Tool

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Today, all members of the bipartisan Virginia congressional delegation called for Virginia education officials to encourage flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool commonly used to upload income information from tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is an important resource that allows students …

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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees at Bristoe Station Battlefield

Provided by Prince William County Visitors to the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park may assume that it’s always looked the way it does today. Experts say, though, that the battlefield doesn’t look the way it did when Gen. Robert E. Lee commanded a fight there during the last major battle of the Civil War fought in Northern Virginia. Therefore, to …

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Bretton Woods Drive Townhouse Fire

Provided by City of Manassas On April 19 at 5:04 p. m., City of Manassas Fire and Rescue units were called to the 8700 block of Bretton Woods Drive in Manassas for a structure fire.  Prior to their arrival, neighbors witnessed heavy black smoke coming from upper level bedroom windows with two juveniles yelling for help.  Two neighbors went into …

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Board Adopts Fiscal 2018 Budget $1.125 Real Estate Tax Rate

Provided by Prince William County The Board of County Supervisors adopted its Fiscal 2018 Budget with a real estate tax rate of $1.125 per $100 of assessed value. The Board fully funded their portion of the Prince William County Schools’ adopted budget, and funded additional Fire and Rescue needs through the adopted fire levy of $.0792 per $100 of assessed …

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Rep. Comstock Requesting Increased Funding To Combat Gang Activity

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) earlier this month sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to urge the subcommittee to “include the highest possible level of appropriations to combat gang activity within the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and …

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Rep. Comstock Announces 10th Congressional District Veterans Jobs Fair

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) today announced the 10th Congressional District Veterans Jobs Fair that will take place on June 12th from 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, Virginia 20148.  The Veterans Jobs Fair will be inviting federal and state agencies, businesses, local …

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Adult Detention Center Receives Grant for Mental Health Therapists to Help Female Inmates

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently voted to accept a $410,898 grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, or DCJS, to hire two mental health therapists to work at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center. The 18-month grant comes after the Adult Detention Center, or ADC, submitted a concept paper …

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Board Approves Pilot Program to Manage Deer Population

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently approved a pilot program to allow archers to hunt deer on county-owned property. An ever-increasing deer population, a growing suburban environment in Prince William County and a loss of wildlife habitat all contribute to conflict between humans and deer.  During a recent presentation, board members learned that …

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Central District Police Station & Fire Station 26 – Reforestation Project

By Julia Flanagan, Arborist, Prince William County – Watershed Management Branch On Saturday, April 8, 2017, 98 community volunteers gathered to plant native trees and begin the forest restoration at the new Central District Police Station and Fire Station 26 under construction on Davis Ford Road.  Volunteers from the Youth Ambassadors for the Environment; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownie troops, along with residents …

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