A video of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has gone viral this week of what is being deemed the worse parking job in recent memory. The video shows the non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives taking a rather novel view of the diagonal parking lines of the spot on Capitol Hill. What […]
The Alexandria mayoral race, the Arlington County Board races and the fight to succeed Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) in the Virginia House of Delegates will be among the liveliest campaigns of the season.Read full article >>
A budget plan by the Maryland House of Delegates, which made significant changes to Gov. Larry Hogan’s $40.7 billion budget, received bipartisan support on Thursday night.The 129-to-10 vote came just hours after the Maryland Senate Budget...Show More Summary
In a joint statement released by the White House and the Afghan government yesterday as a result of an Afghan delegation’s visit to Washington, “President Obama and President Ghani agreed that Afghan prosperity depended on the development of the country’s human capital”.
Maryland's House of Delegates also passed a bill Tuesday that would declare a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. The post Maryland Senate Passes Bill To Declare Fracking An ‘Ultrahazardous Activity’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Demonstrators protest in favor of a fracking moratorium at the state house in Annapolis, Maryland. It's taken years for activists to get this far, but on Tuesday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing by an overwhelming 93-45 vote. Show More Summary
Far from slinking out of the public eye, Joseph D. Morrissey announced Wednesday that he has resigned his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and will run for state Senate. Weeks after leaving jail and traveling to Georgia to witness...Show More Summary
The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation on Tuesday that would forbid natural-gas drilling in the western part of the state for another three years, while the state Senate approved a bill that would hold drilling companies financially responsible if things go wrong. Read full article >>
House Speaker John Boehner will lead a congressional delegation of Republican lawmakers to travel to Jerusalem sometime in the next two weeks to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. CNN reports: According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the speaker’s trip will begin March 31, and he’ll be leading a congressional delegation of Republican lawmakers. The [...]Show More Summary
Source: Al Masry Al Youm On March 7, 2015 Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met a Republican delegation of the US House of Representatives at the Itihadia presidential palace. The delegation encompassed chairs of the subcommittees for Foreign Affairs, Defense, and the Interior relating to the House Committee on Appropriations. Show More Summary
Kumar P. Barve, a Democrat who represents Montgomery County in the Maryland House of Delegates, announced on Monday that he plans to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). "I am ready to take my experience working for economic growth and fighting for our middle class […]
RICHMOND — Del. Thomas Davis Rust, facing a tough reelection fight, announced Wednesday that he will drop his bid for another term.Rust (R-Herndon), who was mayor of Herndon for almost 20 years, served 13 years in the House with a focus on transportation and education issues.Read full article >>
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration tried — and failed — to reverse a House of Delegates vote killing a bill that opponents say would have shrouded state-sponsored executions in unprecedented secrecy, lawmakers said.Read full article >>
By Jonathan Mattise, The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia House delegates approved a scale-back of the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects Saturday — a bill that's now just a step or two from heading to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
West Virginia's state Senate has approved an abortion ban at 20 weeks' pregnancy, as the state House of Delegates did earlier, and by hefty margins likely to withstand a possible veto.
The West Virginia House of Delegates is considering a bill that would eliminate several LGBT anti-discrimination measures passed in the state. The legislation would prohibit local governments from enacting anti-discrimination protections that are different from those in place at the state level. Show More Summary
Another day, another gem of innovative legislation from Republicans in West Virginia: In another salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it a crime for state and federal officials to enforce the health-care law. Read more on West Virginia Bill Will Put Obamacare IN JAIL…
“In another salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it a crime for state and federal officials to enforce the health-care law,” the Charleston Gazette reports. The post Bill Would Make It Criminal to Enforce Obamacare appeared first on Political Wire.
The bill to rein in PETA's killing at their headquarters in Virginia passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote. Shelters will now be required by definition to make efforts to adopt out animals, instead of summarily killing...Show More Summary
After a new bill passed in both the state Senate and House of Delegates, Virginia is now poised to become the 48th state that legally protects mothers’ rights to breastfeed in public. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds. Because it … More...Show More Summary