Updates and news across Virginia

Robert Hurt Questions Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

Congressman Robert Hurt, R-5th, released the following statement after a Financial Services Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy”: “I appreciate Chair Yellen’s testimony today on U.S. monetary policy and the state of our economy.  With that in mind, I have serious concerns about these… Read more »

Comstock Votes For 529 College Saving Plans

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, R-10th, issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of H.R. 529, which amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand, strengthen, and modernize 529 college savings accounts: “Our country’s future is only as strong as the next generation. Nearly 12 million parents use tax-free college savings accounts – known as 529 plans. … Read more »

Griffith Statement on President’s Veto of Keystone XL

Congressman Morgan Griffith, R-9th, today released the following statement on the President’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act: “Though he wants his words to indicate otherwise, President Obama’s actions – today and previously – indicate that he has always been opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.  Put simply: I believe the President’s decision… Read more »

Comstock Calls President’s Veto of Keystone XL ‘Outrageous’

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, R-10th, issued the following statement on President Obama’s veto of the The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act: “It is outrageous that President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline – a commonsense jobs-creating legislation that was supported by a broad coalition including unions such as the Teamsters and LIUNA, the Tea Party, the U.S…. Read more »