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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday issued his latest proposal to dramatically scale back the funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs. In his fiscal 2020 budget request, Trump suggested cutting federal spending for the Chesapeake Bay Program from its current level of $73 million to $7.3 million. This isn’t the...
WASHINGTON — Five senior House Democrats are demanding that the Trump administration fork over documents regarding the decision to scrap the plan to relocate the FBI headquarters from downtown Washington, D.C., to the suburbs. The Democrats — Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Gerry Connolly of Virginia, Dina Titus of Nevada,...
WASHINGTON — With top officials in Richmond hobbled by allegations of racism and sexual assault, Democrats in Virginia’s congressional delegation are already looking for ways to curtail the political fallout back home in November. As the controversies piled up, many worried that the Democratic majorities that seemed within reach in...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Sen. Mark Warner’s political legacy could be defined by how he navigates a high-stakes Senate investigation into Russian election meddling. As the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Warner is working to shepherd through a bipartisan Russia probe in a Congress that’s bitterly divided. That involves...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to reverse course on recent moves that could allow seismic airgun testing and offshore drilling off the East Coast. All nine Democrats in Virginia's U.S. congressional delegation — two senators and seven representatives — wrote a letter to Commerce Secretary...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in on the border security fight that threatens to shut down the government yet again. “We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith...
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is just a few weeks into her new job, but she was already at the center of a heated partisan fight Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The freshman lawmaker introduced a resolution this week with a simple...
WASHINGTON — Some House Democrats are openly calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Among them: Michigan freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who made waves the day she was sworn in for saying, “We're gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf****r.” That same day, California Rep. Brad Sherman...
WASHINGTON — After the GOP’s trouncing in Virginia last November, Democrats and Republicans alike are declaring the long-purple state at least a light shade of blue. Virginia’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, sworn in last week, is the bluest it’s been since 1995, when the Republican Revolution swept...
WASHINGTON — The federal shutdown dragged into Day 19 on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of affected Virginia residents unsure about when they’ll return to work or get their next paycheck. Partisan warfare continued in Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s primetime speech on what he called a “humanitarian...