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December 19

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Virginia Senators react to court’s rule that part of ‘Obamacare’ invalid

WASHINGTON β€” The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, and that other parts of the law need further review. The 2-1 ruling handed down by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans...

December 16

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Sen. Warner wants to see improvements at Hampton VA in 90 days

Sen. Mark R. Warner made another house call on the Hampton VA Medical Center Monday and, unlike past visits, he emerged in a decent mood. Or as he succinctly put it: β€œMy head is not exploding today.” Make no mistake, the Virginia Democrat still sees problems at the overburdened hospital. Wait...

December 16

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Warner, Kaine: Danville, Roanoke to get more than $51K to help reduce veteran homelessness

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $883,881 in federal funding from a collaborative program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ADVERTISING According to a press release, the funding will help homeless...

December 11

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Military housing reforms included in new defense blueprint

ongressional negotiators have agreed on a defense spending blueprint for 2020 that includes reforms aimed at improving privatized military housing. A legislative summary describes it as β€œthe most substantial overhaul of the Privatized Military Housing Initiative since its creation in 1996.” Among the measures: a requirement for the services to establish...

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