| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Water has a tendency to flow downhill. This has been known for quite some time — to the point one might have assumed word had penetrated the hallowed halls of the U.S. House of Representatives by now.
Alas, it appears not. Last Wednesday, the House...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 3:44 AM
State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break.
The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
GLOUCESTER — Touring the storm-battered portions of Gloucester County by air and ground Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell extolled the neighborly compassion and selflessness exhibited by residents in the aftermath of the tornadoes that scythed through...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 7:41 PM
There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl.
But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 7:29 PM
A key House panel will not support any changes needed to enact the Pentagon's $100 billion efficiency initiative until it gets more information about the recommended closing of Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, its chairman says.
Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo.,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:01 AM
A planned pay increase for temporary foreign workers, some employed by Virginia's seafood industry, has been delayed for 60 days.
The news was announced last week by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who is concerned that changes to...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Opposition in Virginia to a wage boost for thousands of migrant workers grew Wednesday with several lawmakers saying the increase could kill American jobs.
The rule would bump hourly wages as much as 50 percent for 66,000 foreign workers enrolled in...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Richmond, is not shy about criticizing President Barack Obama, especially on economic issues.
So it’s a little surprising the House Majority Leader is fairly reserved on changes to a visa program that Virginia’s seafood...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 2:04 PM
One industry wants to keep its foreign workers, the other wants to replace them.
That’s how it goes in Virginia, where imported labor does everything from shucking oysters to caring for the elderly.
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both...