Federal Budget News

House passes $1.1 trillion bill to fund government

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Policy trades big and small make up the $1.1 trillion spending deal that Republican and Democratic leaders are rushing through Congress this week to avoid a repeat of October?s partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected...

Obama signs bipartisan budget deal, defense bill
President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill...

Senate passes legislation to affect Hampton Roads Video
It looks like 2014 could be good for the lifeblood of Hampton Roads -- national defense.

Bipartisan budget agreement clears Congress
Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs...

Senators want to restore military benefits
Sen. Mark Warner has proposed legislation to restore military retirement benefits that would be cut in...

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Featured Legislation

HJ 140 Marijuana

Study; revenue impact to Virginia of legalizing the sale of marijuana under conditions and restrictions; report.  Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the potential revenue impact on the Commonwealth of legalizing…
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HB 1 Unborn children

Rights of unborn children.  Provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges,…
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HB 462 Abortion

Abortion; informed consent.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, to determine gestation…
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SB 769 Reckless driving

Reckless driving; failing to stop at a school bus. Provides that a driver is guilty of reckless driving who fails to stop,…
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White House News


'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign…
NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted…

South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that leaders hope will…

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first…
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first step toward lasting…

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Local Politics

Fraim announces re-election bid
Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced Wednesday he is seeking re-election.

Councilwoman appointed as Norfolk's vice…
Norfolk City Council unanimously appointed Councilwoman Angelia Williams as the city's new vice mayor during Tuesday night's…

Portsmouth City Council approves casino…
Portsmouth City Council voted 4-3 to approve a resolution supporting Senator Louise Lucas' casino bill.

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Virginia (change)

Virginia was founded in 1607 in Jamestown. Since then, Virginia has grown and prospered into a thriving state rich with diversity from culture to climate.
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert F. McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor: Bill Bolling
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State: Janet Polarek

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