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Rep. Gerry Connolly calls for long-term transportation fix

With every pothole, traffic jam or Metro delay, Washington-area commuters can see the impact of the diminishing value of federal transportation funding, and a number of local leaders want to come up with a long-term fix to turn things around.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:31am EDT

Tags: transportation, max smith

Connolly concerned federal shortage could affect Silver Line

When Metro's Silver Line project received approval for $1.9 billion in federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans last May, it seemed as though funding challenges for the line's Phase 2 were solved.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Tags: Silver Line,

New criminal court will treat veterans with brain injuries

A Veterans Treatment Court will open in Fairfax in January.

Sunday - 06/01/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, Veterans Treatment Courts

Transportation secretary: Change needed now to help eroding highway fund

The nation's transportation secretary and other leaders are coming up with ways to boost federal Highway Trust Fund and repair the nation's aging infrastructure.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:52am EDT

Tags: Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Highway Trust Fund, Sarah Beth Hensley


Connolly: Syria 'is not Iraq'

The Virginia congressman says that he's prepared to vote to authorize military action in Syria, but that the present resolution is too broad.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 01:43pm EDT

Tags: Frank Wolf, syria


Connolly: Vote gives White House time to present case for military force in Syria

A Virginia congressman says Congress should vote before the U.S. would intervene in Syria and that the delay will allow the White House to build its case with Americans and the international community.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 05:56pm EDT

Tags: syria, Frank Wolf, Eric Cantor, Barack obama, Congress


Northern Va. residents brace for furloughs

A day without pay is apparently the biggest worry for thousands of people in northern Virginia.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:28am EDT

Tags: furlough days, Northern Virginia, Hank Silverberg


Area congressmen weigh in on search for bombing suspect

Congressmen on both sides of the Potomac discuss what weapons the suspects had, what their motives were and why door-to-door searching makes sense.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:26pm EDT

Tags: Ruppersberger, Congress, house of representatives, Boston Marathon bombing

GAO asked to investigate why voters waited hours to cast ballots

Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate why voters in Virginia and Florida had to wait hours in line to cast their ballots on Election Day 2012.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 04:38am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, voting, Elijah Cummings, elections, GAO

Metro to Centreville and Potomac Mills? Federal study requested

Two Virginia congressmen have introduced legislation to study extending Metrorail to Centreville, Woodbridge and Potomac Mills.

Sunday - 03/10/2013, 12:18am EST

Tags: Metrorail, Jim Moran, Silver Line, Centreville, Va., Woodbridge, Va., Hank Silverberg

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