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Video of Parking Disaster by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Goes Viral

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 […]

Arlington, Alexandria Democrats line up for local, state races this spring

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 >>

Maryland Senate committee approves budget plan

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

Increasing Ties between the U.S. and Afghanistan

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 Senate Passes Bill To Declare Fracking An ‘Ultrahazardous Activity’

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.

Maryland House of Delegates passes 3-year fracking moratorium

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

Joe Morrissey announces Virginia state Senate campaign

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

As fracking becomes a possibility in Maryland, lawmakers try to stall it

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 >>

The Bromance Continues: Boehner Going To Israel To Meet With Bibi

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

The Lesson From Sisi's Last Meeting With U.S. Congressmen: An Egyptian-Republican Rapprochement

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

Del. Kumar Barve will run for Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s seat

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 […]

Herndon delegate announces retirement amid tough reelection bid

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 >>

McAuliffe officials try to get Va. House to change vote on lethal injection

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 >>

W.Va. lawmakers OK proposal to scale back prevailing wage

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 lawmakers pass 20-week abortion ban

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.

West Virginia Considering Bill To Block Local Governments From Extending LGBT Protections

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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

West Virginia Bill Will Put Obamacare IN JAIL

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…

Bill Would Make It Criminal to Enforce Obamacare

“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.

PETA's Killing Machine Loses in Landslide 95-2 Vote in Virginia

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

Virginia Now Legally Allows Public Breastfeeding, Because This Is Still A Battle American Moms Have To Fight

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

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