This month, the House passed a raft of federal employees’ related legislation that would reform the federal retirement system.
On Tuesday, I joined with Congressman Frank Wolf to introduce the “FERS Sick Leave Equity Act.”
Days after the 2008 Summer Olympics kicked off in Beijing, senior citizens of Chesterbrook Assisted Living Residence in Falls Church celebrated the start of their first ever Wii Olympics with an opening ceremony on Tuesday. Residents at Chesterbrook enjoyed an afternoon of festivities, and an appearance by Steve Gurney, publisher […]
Federal employees receive excellent retirement benefits. But when it comes to sick leave, not all civil servants are treated equal.
Mary Brewer Barkley, a retired school teacher, ventriloquist, and role model without equal on how to best live one’s senior years creatively, died of congestive heart failure on Friday, February 8, 2008, at Goodwin House Hospice in Falls Church. She was 98, just two months shy of 99.
Dems See Key Chance to Gain In Congress A long-standing, sharp intra-Democratic Party rivalry between Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Gerry Connolly and former U.S. Rep. Leslie Byrne is expected to translate into a white-hot Democratic primary contest to replace Rep. Thomas M. Davis III this spring.
Senator John Warner announced his retirement on the steps of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia last Friday. Virginia’s political and civic life will be the poorer for it.
On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, Margaret (Marge) Zitzmann died after a long bout with cancer. Marge had been a long-time activist in the City of Falls Church.
Congress is in the midst of the appropriations season, a time when the Appropriations Committee brings to the floor its annual spending bills funding the government for the next fiscal year. As a senior member of the committee, I wanted to give you an update on a number of legislative […]
I-Pods. Smart Cards. Broadband. Video Connectivity. These and other terms of technology were front and center Monday as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Committee on Aging explored technology that can help aging residents remain independent in their own homes. National trends indicate that a “silver tsunami” is about to […]