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Virginia GOP Warns Of ‘Abortion On-Demand’ If Democrats Take Back House Of Delegates

"If Democrats take the House Majority they will push to legalize abortions right up until the birth of the child," the Virginia GOP said as the 2019 statewide election season begins.

Barbara Comstock Says President H. W. Bush Was ‘Courageous’ With ‘Deep Patriotism’ In Her...

"From serving as the youngest WWII pilot, a Member of Congress, Ambassador to the U.N., Ambassador to China, CIA Director, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Vice President, and President," Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) said President George H. W. Bush "always served with distinction."

Southwest Virginia Republican Looks To Extend Federal Tax Credits To Parents Of Stillborns

“We can’t do anything about the emotional cost, but we can do something about the financial cost,” Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA-9) said following his introduction of legislation - based on a true and tragic story from one of his constituents - to allow parents of involuntarily stillborn babies to receive the federal Child Tax Credit.

Republicans Will Battle Well-Funded Democrats In 2019 Statewide Elections

Coming off the 2018 midterm elections, with Democrats taking back the U.S. House of Representatives and Virginia's congressional delegation from the GOP, the recruitment and training strong candidates on part of the liberal party is likely to be well-funded in such a consequential election.
school safety

Republican LaRock’s 2019 Agenda Includes Tax Reform, School Choice, And Rural Broadband

For the upcoming session in January, Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) said his biggest legislative priorities are conforming the Commonwealth's tax code to federal guidelines, helping families secure state funds for their children to attend private K-12 schools in emergency situations, and to expand broadband connections across rural Virginia.

Center For Immigration Studies: Trump’s ‘Concern Over Immigrant Welfare Use Is Justified’

“Concern over immigrant welfare use is justified, as households headed by non-citizens use means-tested welfare at high rates," says the Center for Immigration Studies as President Trump looks to the DHS proposal that will enforce "public charge[s]" to non-citizen immigrants that use public assistance programs.
opioid epidemic

Martinsville’s Opioid Problem To Be Looked At With New Eyes By Virginia Tech

Patients in the City of Martinsville are prescribed more opioids than anywhere else in the country. In fact, doctors and clinicians in the area, which is home to just under 14,000 residents, prescribed almost 4,090 morphine milligram equivalents per person, with the national average being 640 milligram equivalents per person.

Congressman-Elect Ben Cline Draws Lucky Number For First Choice Of Washington Office Space

With the lucky first draw among freshman legislators picking offices in downtown Washington, D.C., Virginia's Congressman-elect Ben Cline chose room 1009 in the Longworth House Office Building, adding that his pick would house "lots of room for visiting constituents."

Democrats Grill Virginia’s Former Chief Election Official In Senate Hearing

Donald Palmer, Trump's nominee for the Election Assistance Committee (EAC), told the Senate committee - on which Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) sits but was not in attendance - that he is committed to expelling voter fraud. However, that has not stopped Democrats from criticizing the President's appointment.

White House Withdrawing Troops At Southern Border As 6,000 Migrants Remain Encamped

The proposal from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would decrease deployment numbers from 5,600 to 4,000, with the extension of the remaining personnel expiring in January.