| Apr 30, 2015
| 2:00 PM
A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:31 AM
Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
| Apr 23, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state leaders marked Earth Day on Wednesday by signing into law six measures designed to help advance solar energy and energy efficiency in the state and extend a tax credit for green jobs.
The legislation was touted by...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Death and taxes are certain, the old saying goes. So was the House of Representative's push to repeal the federal levy on large estates — the "death tax" as opponents call it.
But just because passage of a bill is certain, it doesn't necessarily...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Congressional Republicans are poised Tuesday to release their proposed 2016 budget, an annual blueprint that usually serves as a political rallying cry for smaller government.
This year, however, with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress,...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:43 PM
Inside cavernous Hall C at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Sen. Tim Kaine stood under massive structures of concrete and steel that are used to help blast electrons at targets in the name of science.
Nuclear physicist Cynthia Keppel was walking the...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:41 PM
His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days.
He's seeing signs...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 5:41 PM
On the surface, the Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan looks like smooth sailing for Huntington Ingalls Industries and other shipyards that contribute to the U.S. fleet.
In a perfect world, the Navy would purchase a Ford-class aircraft carrier every...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:01 PM
EAST HARTFORD — Although his jet engine program has struggled through high-profile development hiccups and criticism for its price tag, the head of military engines at Pratt & Whitney said Thursday his major threats are forced cuts to the Pentagon's...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:21 PM
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will begin its service to the nation at Naval Station Norfolk, providing an economic boost to the region, several congressmen announced Thursday.
The first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, built at Newport News...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 4:01 PM
House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week.
The ambitious but...