| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:48 PM
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 23, 2015
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:49 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, came up short Tuesday in his bid to chair the powerful House Armed Services Committee, with Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas getting the nod.
Forbes faced an uphill fight against Thornberry, who was the committee's vice...
| Jan 11, 2015
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,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:24 PM
That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was.
A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:45 PM
In a letter released Monday, several members of the Virginia delegation — most from Hampton Roads — asked the director of the Air National Guard to establish a cyberoperations squadron at Langley Air Force Base.
The letter was signed by U.S....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:03 AM
It sounds like one of those mechanical monsters from a not-very-good kids’ movie, and CROmnibus (the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015) got mixed reviews from Hampton Roads’ Congressional delegation....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...