Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Frank Wolf Pushes Simpson-Bowles after President Barack Obama swings through Virginia.
Just two days from the sequestration deadline and Congress appears no closer to a deal as the nation sweats out another “crisis” that’s hard to define. Democrats and Republicans have been pushing speech after speech about how bad sequestration would be if the other does not relent on their demands. The Democrats and President Barack Obama for the most part have called for additional revenue, while most Republicans want a revenue neutral deal. There are exceptions on both sides. And while Loudoun is waiting to see the impacts of what happens if a deal isn't reached, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce President Tony Howard said the sky’s not likely to fall Friday. “Nobody really knows what the future holds,” Howard said. “There’s a great …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Speaking today in Virginia, President Obama targeted Congress for putting "games" over the jobs of tens of thousands of people in Virginia, and he asked for help to prevent sequestration. Here's how to contact your congressman.
President Obama dropped by Virginia on Tuesday, railed against Congress for yet another "manufactured crisis" – this time sequestration 2013 (learn more here) – and asked for help pressuring lawmakers to solve the budget impasse that could cost the state more than 200,000 jobs. "If you agree with me, I need you to make sure your voices are heard," Obama told employees and television cameras at Newport News Shipbuilding. "Let your leaders know what you expect of them. Let them know what you believe." The company receives Defense Department funding that's being threatened by drastic, mostly indiscriminate cuts that begin March 1 if no agreement is reached. Sen. Mark Warner has already warned that sequestration will be "worse than you imagine…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Calculations from the Center for Responsive Politics are based on Congress members' self-disclosures and estimates.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is the second wealthiest senator in the U.S. Senate, according to calculations from the Center for Responsive Politics published in The Washington Post Tuesday. The calculations are broad estimates based on Congress members’ own disclosures of their assets and liabilities, not including their home. The disclosure forms do not require exact numbers—just estimated ranges. The calculations then are based on the midpoint of each range, subtracting liabilities from assets. Warner’s net worth for 2010 was estimated to be upwards of $192 million, second only to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who’s net worth in 2010 was estimated to be north of $231 million. Virginia’s other U.S. senator, Jim Webb, has an estimated net …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Local students get a lesson in U.S. government from lawmakers in Congress.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thanks for Golden Pond School for providing the information and photo above.