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WASHINGTON — A U.S. House committee passed legislation from a senior Virginia Democrat last week that supporters hailed as a “down payment” on a long-sought liberal goal: free college education for all. The sweeping measure from Rep. Bobby Scott, who represents the 3rd District in southeastern Virginia., aims to help...
WASHINGTON — With Virginia's delegation splitting along party lines, the U.S. House on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Lawmakers adopted a resolution that lays out procedures for the inquiry that is already taking place in the House. That investigation is centered on whether the...
WASHINGTON — A senior Florida Democrat called former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, now a top Trump administration immigration official, a white supremacist Wednesday and charged the administration with pursuing racist immigration policies. “You and Mr. Trump don’t want anyone who looks or talks differently than Caucasian Americans to be...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats failed on Wednesday to overturn a Trump administration policy that allows states to ignore certain requirements of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Democrats forced a Senate floor vote on a resolution that sought to unravel the controversial Trump administration health care rule. Maine Republican...
WASHINGTON — A Trump administration policy that weakens transgender protections at homeless shelters was under fire on Capitol Hill at a hearing Tuesday. At a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing on housing and lending discrimination against the LGBTQ community, lawmakers took aim at a proposal from the Department of...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation with broad bipartisan support to impose sanctions against Turkey for its military invasion of northern Syria. Lawmakers also voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to adopt a resolution that commemorates the Armenian genocide, when an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed between...
WASHINGTON — The nation’s political elite gathered in the U.S. Capitol Thursday to celebrate the life of Baltimore’s native son, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.In a week otherwise marked by partisan acrimony, Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate came together to praise Cummings for his ability to...
WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that he was personally involved in his company’s handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that portrayed her as drunk. Zuckerberg’s comments came in response to questioning from U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, a freshman Democrat from Northern Virginia’s...
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Tuesday rolled out bipartisan legislation intended to make it easier for social media users to switch services without losing their data and communicate across platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to a news release.Warner introduced the bill - the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democrats are leading efforts in Congress to stop the mass denial of student debt relief to millions of teachers, nurses, first responders and other public servants. They’re pressing the Trump administration to fix the problem, while the Education Department is blaming Congress for a loan forgiveness program...