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WASHINGTON -- When Eugene Scalia was a fourth-year English major at the University of Virginia in 1985, he penned an article for the student paper about gay rights. In it, he referred to a lesbian couple that had visited the university, “the proud parents of a daughter fathered by a...
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Democrats edged closer to Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along party lines to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for an impeachment investigation in the committee. The vote came after two hours of heated debate over...
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the nation's coast, including Virginia, despite pushback from many Republicans.The legislation would put in place far-reaching new protections, barring drilling off most of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Lawmakers are...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday over unified Republican opposition. The committee voted along partisan lines to approve “red flag” legislation that seeks to limit access to firearms for those deemed a risk to themselves or others. The committee also voted...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has “not made America great again for American workers,” a former longtime New York Times labor reporter told an audience here on Monday. Steven Greenhouse | Twitter Steven Greenhouse, who covered the labor movement for the Times for almost two decades, recently released a book titled,...
WASHINGTON -- When Congress passed the landmark background check legislation known as the Brady Bill back in 1993, two Virginia Republicans were among the 54 GOP lawmakers in the U.S. House who voted to send the bill to President Bill Clinton’s desk. They were: ex-Reps. Herbert Bateman and Frank Wolf....
The Trump administration's relentless push to build its wall along the Mexican border will siphon more than $77 million from four military projects in Virginia, Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner said in a statement today.The Democratic senators said they were informed by the Department of Defense that the...
By Jill Hanken  The American Dream has always promised immigrants a fair start: access to food, shelter and health care. It has promised access to opportunity. My grandparents, Russian immigrants who came to this country in the early 1900s, understood this. With little money or material goods, they came to the...
WASHINGTON -- Virginia lawmakers are pushing legislation to protect military families from threats in their own homes, like toxic mold, pests and disrepair. Democrats who represent the state in the U.S. Congress want to put new requirements on the companies that manage privatized military housing. The scramble for new safeguards...
Virginia joined 21 other states, the District of Columbia and six major metro areas on Tuesday in suing the Trump administration over its “unlawful” repeal of the Clean Power Plan.The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that the Obama-era plan’s replacement, the...