Friday, March 15, 2013
The congressman opposes Senate restriction that would restrict Loudoun from consideration.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) spoke during a U.S. House Transportation subcommittee earlier this week in support of relocating the FBI headquarters to Virginia. While he did not give preference to any particular jurisdiction in the state, he opposed Senate language that would preclude Loudoun and Prince William counties based on geography. Loudoun’s Department of Economic Development recently submitted eight potential FBI sites to the General Services Administration, the agency contemplating a new FBI home. “There are a number of potential sites in Virginia that meet the needs of the bureau; whether they are in Fairfax County, Prince William County or Loudoun County,” Wolf testified. “They are all near major arteries and have access to mass …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Legislation was introduced in U.S. House by Congressman Frank Wolf of Northern Virginia's 10th District, others.
On a vote of 14-4, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday passed U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s bipartisan CAMPUS Safety Act, which would consolidate federal campus safety efforts into the National Center for Campus Public Safety. U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) and other congressmen have been working the bill through the House of Representatives. The Center would be authorized to issue grants to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations to strengthen training and research initiatives and improve collaboration. In addition, K-12 schools would have access to resources provided through the Center. Currently, campus public safety officers are the only first responders without a comprehensive federal support resource to …
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 …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Loudoun’s congressman keeps his position on the Appropriations subcommittee.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA-10) will remain chairman of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee in the 113th Congress. The assignments were given after the new Congress was sworn in today. “As chairman, I am fully committed to providing strong oversight of these agencies to ensure they are fulfilling their mission and spending tax dollars frugally and appropriately,” Wolf said in a press release. “Since my chairmanship began, the subcommittee has cut more than $11 billion in wasteful spending in the FY 2011 and FY 2012 appropriations bills, and my House-passed FY 2013 bill cut an additional $1.6 billion – the lowest spending levels since 2008. Now more than ever, I am focused on promoting American competitiveness in space …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Unlike Warner and Kaine, Wolf is mostly silent on regulating firearms.
After the terrible mass shootings in a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14, some of our elected leaders have said that we need to take another look at regulations on firearms, along with other issues such as mental health care and violent video games. President Obama outlined some of the measures that might be taken to reduce the unacceptable level of gun violence in this country, measures that he said a majority of Americans support – banning the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, and requiring background checks before all gun purchases. I have stated my feelings on this subject before, in a column written on the anniversary of the mass shootings at Virginia Tech. All of the above measures …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The debate will be at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manassas.
Candidates for the 10th congressional district, Rep. Frank Wolf and Kristin Cabral (D) will debate Friday at the Prince William Committee of 100 meeting in Manassas. Stephen Farnsworth, of the University of Mary Washington, will moderate the debate. The event will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, 10800 Vandor Lane in Manassas. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the debate begins at 7:45 p.m. The dinner reservation deadline has passed, but the debate is open to the public.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Patch is collecting reader questions to be answered by candidates in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.
Are you concerned about transportation funding? Sequestration or federal government cutbacks? The environment? Traffic in Northern Virginia? The cost of health care? Now is your chance to step up to the podium and get your questions answered. As we approach November's election, we will be asking candidates for U.S. Congress in Virginia's 10th District — incumbent Frank Wolf, Democrat Kristin Cabral and Independent Kevin Chisholm — to answer a Patch candidates' survey. The survey will be driven by questions from you. You can submit your questions in the comments section below this article, or email them to email@example.com. The deadline to submit a question is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. We'll review all the submissions, pass questions …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Eugene Delgaudio is becoming the most visible – and notorious – person in the county.
In November 2011, Scott York received 31,942 votes in his race for chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Roger Zurn, running unopposed, got 45,807 votes for county treasurer. Of those candidates who won district seats on the Board of Supervisors, the leading vote-getters were Geary Higgins, who received 4,473 votes, and Janet Clarke, with 4,435. At the other end of the spectrum were two candidates, each of whom ran in a three-way race – Shawn Williams (2,354 votes) and Eugene Delgaudio (2,836). Yes, less than three thousand Sterling District voters – less than one percent of the county’s total population – handed Delgaudio a fourth term on the Board. Nevertheless, one can make a pretty good case that Delgaudio, more than York, Zurn or …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Frank Wolf (R-10th)'s legislation would give Virginia more appointees on the MWAA Board of Directors, but supervisors want a hand in the appointment process.
As U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) prepares a bill that would change the makeup of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are asking him to include language that would give Northern Virginia more influence in appointing members. The MWAA Board — which has been sharply criticized by Virginia officials in Fairfax and elsewhere for its handling of the Dulles Metrorail project, including a squabble over a labor agreement for Phase 2 of the line that will run from Reston to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County — currently includes three presidential appointees, five appointees from Virginia, three from D.C. and three from Maryland. Wolf’s proposed legislation …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
As Virginia GOP pushes for control of panel, resistance continues with court ruling against governor
As legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) works its way through Congress to rework the membership of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Virginia leaders and the existing board remain tied up in court over the current membership. A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge ruled against Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) on Monday, leaving one seat on the MWAA board vacant as the parties resolve the dispute. McDonnell attempted to remove Dennis Martire — a Democratic appointee who has come under fire for a $9,000 plane ticket to Prague for a transportation conference that MWAA authorized — and replace him with Caren Merrick, a Republican who lost her run for delegate in the 31st District last fall. At issue is whether McDonnell had …