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  • Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake

    Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake
    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...
  • Maryland, Virginia members of Congress disagree on Atlantic oil drilling

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration's recent proposal to lease oil and gas drilling in a swath of the Atlantic Ocean generated the expected mix of cheers and jeers on Capitol Hill, but local reaction was mostly divided along state borders rather than...
  • No known progress on Virginia's new 3rd Congressional District map

    RICHMOND – When a three-judge panel declared Virginia's 3rd Congressional District unconstitutional last October, the court told the General Assembly to redraw the map during its next legislative session. That session wraps up in a week, and...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • Our clout in Congress

    It was American poet John Godfrey Saxe, not German leader Otto von Bismarck, who first compared the making of laws to the making of sausages. But even if a close examination of the legislative process is discouraged, the recipe for progress is hardly a...
  • Legislative notebook: Equal pay bill goes down

    RICHMOND – Republican state senators shot down changes to the state's equal pay regulations on Monday. Senate Bill 772 would have toughened existing penalties for not paying men and women an equal wage for equal work, making the penalty triple...
  • Jan. 24 Letters: Rep. Rob Wittman response, cleaner bay, leash law

    Dedicated to Virginians I take my oath of office seriously, and I am honored to serve the hundreds of thousands of Virginians who call the 1st District home. As their representative in Congress, I am always eager to explain to them my votes in Washington...
  • Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now

     Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now
    Sen. John McCain appears to have been stymied — at least for now — in his attempt to repeal a 1920 law that protects U.S. shipping, which will be welcome news to the maritime industry. The Arizona Republican had wanted to repeal a key...
  • Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center

    Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center
    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas was chosen over Langley Air Force Base in Hampton to host the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters (AFIMSC), the Air Force announced Wednesday. While it's a blow to plans that would have...
  • Hampton Roads politicians react to State of the Union

    Hampton Roads' congressional delegation offered mixed responses – along party lines — to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Democrats praised the president's address as expansive and far-reaching, Republicans blamed Obama...
  • Funding new submarines outside the Navy?

    Funding new submarines outside the Navy?
    Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered the Navy's top priority. At issue is how to replace the aging fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines,...