| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Several state congressmen are lobbying the Air Force to consider Langley Air Force Base for a new support center to minimize the loss of more than 700 positions at the base.
On Monday, the Department of Defense announced plans to reduce the Air Force by...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:40 PM
RICHMOND – Hampton Roads' congressional leaders no more agree on how to respond to the surge of Central American children massing at the United States' southern border than they do on broader immigration reforms.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The key message from an unprecedented, bipartisan congressional forum on sea-level rise was simple. As Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, put it: "We're on the hook for about a foot."
Or, to be precise, the varying forecasts about long-term...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
RICHMOND - Libertarian Robert Sarvis will be on the ballot for Virginia's U.S. Senate race this year.
Sarvis, who ran last year for governor, said in a press release that he collected more than 19,000 signatures from voters — more than enough to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country.
In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
You'll find a county-by-county map of results here.
Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:26 PM
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman is an environmental scientist by trade, and he said Monday that he has a lot of concerns about the risk/reward equation inherent in the Obama administrations' proposed new carbon rules.
Wittman, a Republican who represents parts of...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads.
We're talking about the Army National Guard.
The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Local U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman applauded today for Speaker of the House John Boehner's plan to open a new line of inquiry into the deadly September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“Four families suffered a great loss as their...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Environmentalists are giving Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman a trophy, albeit a dubious one: the Congressional Climate Change Deniers Award.
Christine Llewellyn, director of the Williamsburg Climate Action Network, says it’s in the shape of a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...