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Virginia delegation’s votes on $1.1 trillion bill

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Virginia Congressional delegation’s votes on the $1.1 trillion spending bill:

In Favor (Yes): U.S. Reps. Scott Rigell (R-2nd), Randy Forbes (R-4th), Bob Goodlatte (R-6th), Frank Wolf (R-10th), Jim Moran (D-8th), Gerry Connolly (D-11th) and U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D) and Tim Kaine (D).

Opposed (No): U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Bobby Scott (D-3rd), Robert Hurt (R-5th), Dave Brat (R-7th), and Morgan Griffith (R-9th).

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‘With new Congress, Virginia is losing clout’

By Lynn R. Mitchell

When veteran Virginia congressmen James P. Moran, a Democrat, and Frank R. Wolf, a Republican, announced their plans to retire, then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., had a plan to mitigate the damage. He would make the case that the commonwealth should get one and possibly two new seats on the powerful Appropriations Committee.

Then Cantor lost his primary.

In January, Virginia will have gained three new members in Congress — but lost 71 years of seniority, including a valuable stronghold in Republican leadership.

That was the beginning of a comprehensive article that recently ran in the Washington Post by political reporter Rachel Weiner.

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Barbara Comstock campaign ad by Rep. Frank Wolf: ‘Trusted aide’

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th CD) shares some of Barbara Comstock’s “real jobs” and the success she has had as a bipartisan legislator in the just-released campaign ad, “Trusted Aide.”

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First time I met the gracious, hard-working Barbara Comstock

Barbara Comstock 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

I remember very clearly the first time I met Barbara Comstock who is running as the Republican candidate for the 10th Congressional seat that is being vacated with the retirement of Congressman Frank Wolf.

It was 2009 and hundreds of Republicans from all over the Commonwealth were in Williamsburg for the GOP Advance. A number of us were at an event at the Williamsburg Inn and standing in line for the Friday night buffet. She was behind me and we began talking — exchange of names, where in Virginia we were from, that kind of thing.

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Mitt Romney to campaign for Barbara Comstock

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in Virginia September 30 to campaign on behalf of 10th Congressional District candidate Barbara Comstock just a month before the election.

Governor Romney, who ran as a GOP presidential candidate in 2008 and as the GOP nominee in 2012, has been hitting the campaign trail nationwide backing and supporting Republican candidates. Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe ‘heartsick’ at Eric Cantor’s loss

Terry McAuliffe 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

“I’ll be the first to tell you I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost. We lost the House majority leader. We’ve never had a speaker in Virginia history; I would love for Eric Cantor to have become speaker.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)

In an interview during Channel 4 NBC Washington’s “Ask the Governor,” Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a nutshell what so many Republicans want: a leader who will work with those across the political aisle (see Virginia Gov. McAuliffe ‘heartsick’ over Eric Cantor’s primary loss).

Noting that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA 7th) was very easy to work with, the governor said:

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Capitol 1From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

THURSDAY, MAY 29TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: late evening.

One Minute Speeches

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