| Jun 3, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Who better to know where the federal government can save taxpayer dollars than federal employees?
That's the premise behind a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Rand Paul and Mark Warner. The legislation would allow federal agencies to give employees...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 6:20 PM
The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year.
The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
| May 15, 2015
| 10:29 AM
The House on Friday passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, the blueprint for congressional budget writers who will determine military spending.
(The House is ahead of the Senate on this issue. On Thursday, a Senate panel...
| May 5, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years.
Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...
| May 5, 2015
| 8:32 PM
Senate Republicans celebrated on Tuesday after passing the first joint budget resolution in more than five years, but that success is just the start of the much more difficult task of funding the government.
Republicans said the next step will be for...
| 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...
| 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...