Updates and news across Virginia

Wittman Statement on Interior Department Five-Year Plan

Congressman Rob Wittman, R-1st, released the following statement after the Interior Department announced a draft proposal for offshore oil and gas leasing which includes a potential lease sale off the coast of Virginia: “Virginians across the political spectrum have voiced support for offshore energy exploration and development, and I have consistently voted to push the… Read more »

Goodlatte, Griffith Statement on Norfolk Southern Announcement

Congressmen Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, and Morgan Griffith, R-9th, issued the following statement today reacting to the news that Norfolk Southern Corp. will be closing its office building in Roanoke, impacting the jobs of all 500 employees working there: “Norfolk Southern came to our region more than 130 years ago with the primary purpose of moving… Read more »

RPV State Central Committee Elects John Whitbeck Chairman

Members of the Republican Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee today elected 10th Congressional District Chairman John Whitbeck by acclamation to serve as the party’s new Chairman following the retirement of Chairman Pat Mullins. The following are excerpts from Chairman Whitbeck’s remarks:  “As some of you know I have already started my work on behalf… Read more »

Sen. Mark Obenshain Delivers Weekly Virginia GOP Address

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, delivered this week’s Virginia GOP Address. Video link below. Remarks as prepared for delivery: “I’m Senator Mark Obenshain. I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes much of the Shenandoah Valley – the City of Harrisonburg, Shenandoah, Page, Warren and Rappahannock counties, and part of Rockingham County.” “The second week of… Read more »