The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” aka the “stimulus,” paid dividends for northern Virginia last week when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded $77.5 million in funding for Rail to Dulles.
This month, the House passed a raft of federal employees’ related legislation that would reform the federal retirement system.
The road to riches in the music industry is never easy, just look at D.C.-based band Honor By August.
Last week, I joined with Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) to introduce the “Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2009,” legislation to address the risks our families, communities, and the environment face from unwanted or unused drugs left in the home or disposed of improperly.
Mason High Student Hails Custodial ‘Hero’ Editor, At the George Mason High School, up on the corner of Haycock and Route 7, there is a man who is much more than a simple janitor. He is a hero.
Last week, I joined Governor Kaine, Senator Webb and six of Virginia’s Native American tribes in Richmond for the annual commemoration of the peace treaty between the tribes and the King of England. Originally signed by England’s Lord Charles II and royal governor Herbert Jeffreys in 1677, the event has […]
There’s a lot about Pope Benedict XVI not to like, but a so-called “prophecy” attributed to him this week by Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti on the current global economic meltdown resonates with a lot of truth.
As you know, the Bush administration sent Congress a request last Saturday for $700 billion to bail out the financial industry as we face the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Tuesday marks Earth Day, the annual event reminding all Americans that a livable, sustainable world cannot be achieved without action. In the last year, the New Direction Congress has taken up that challenge, beginning to reverse the old, failed energy policies of the past, breaking ground on new measures to […]
You wouldn’t know it to look at them, but political consultants are as faddish as anyone else. And the current voguish advice among the back-room set is: Go after your opponent’s strengths. So in the first volley of the general election campaign, Barack Obama has attacked John McCain for being […]