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Congress looks at local voting delays

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a public forum in Woodbridge, Va. to talk about election reforms.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 05:39pm EST

Tags: Election, voting, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee


Bills proposed to make it easier to vote in Va., federal elections

Efforts are under way in Virginia and nationally to revamp election laws so voters aren't stuck in long lines at the polls.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 10:55am EST

Tags: Mark Warner, Hank Silverberg, absentee voting

Turf war: MWAA hearing turns into battle for representation

A Capitol Hill hearing into the corruption case of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority turned into a turf war between lawmakers.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 02:09pm EST

Tags: Eleanor Holmes Norton, MWAA, Dulles International Airport, Dulles rail project, Reagan National Airport, Kathy Stewart

3 Va. congressmen call for voter fraud investigation

Three Virginia congressman are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a multi-state investigations into a company that has been registering voters for the Nov. 6 election.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 06:57pm EDT

Tags: Eric Holder, voting, voter fraud

Va. leaders: Congress must act to avoid coming cuts

Automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion set for January unless Congress acts could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:59am EDT

Tags: Mark Warner, Congress, budget cuts, Hank Silverberg, sequestration,

Area leaders: Congress must act to prevent job losses

Local leaders are crossing party lines trying to get Congress to escape a trap it set for itself -- automatic spending cuts that could mean the loss of more than 2 million jobs nationally.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 06:17am EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, pentagon, budget cuts

Voters not tuned in to Virginia primary

George Allen is running for the GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate. He faces three challengers including Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson. But most people people think Allen is already the GOP nominee and will face Democrat Tim Kaine in November.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 09:03am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Virginia primary, Mark Warner

Study: Congress don't speak as good as they used to could

Members of the 112th Congress speak at a full grade level lower than they did a decade ago, according to a recent study from the Sunlight Foundation. The analysis uses the Flesch- Kincaid test, which measures the length of sentences and the complexity of words in a given text, in this case the speeches in the Congressional Record.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 11:33am EDT

Tags: Roscoe Bartlett, Sunlight foundation, paul shinkman

Va. lawmakers want Washington's holiday on Feb. 22

Legislation sponsored by three Virginia congressmen would restore Feb. 22 as the permanent federal holiday to recognize the birthday of Founding Father George Washington.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:08am EST

Tags: George Washington., Law Enforcement Memorial, Frank Wolf, Jim Moran, Mark Warner

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