Friday, January 11, 2013
Officials from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties met in Arlington to discuss six potential sites Thursday.
Local, state and congressional leaders met Thursday in Arlington to discuss six potential sites for a new FBI headquarters and to present a unified front in their commitment to landing the new federal complex somewhere in Northern Virginia. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, who called the meeting, said leaders from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties had a "singular focus" in bringing the FBI headquarters to the Old Dominion. One of the six locations being considered is the Fairfax County's preferred location, a federal warehouse near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station. Elected officials were also briefed on five other potential sites — in Herndon, at Dulles Airport, at Fort Belvoir, in Dumfries, at Quantico and at. "…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Congressman says measure puts Northern Virginia 'on the chopping block.'
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night passed HR 8, the Tax Relief Extension Act, a permanent extension of many Bush-era tax cuts by a vote of 257 to 167. The late-night vote was taken at 10:57 p.m. The legislation keeps the Bush era tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less that $450,000. It also makes permanent the fixes for the Alternative Minimum Tax and delays government spending cuts for two months. Here's the breakdown of Northern Virginia's votes Tuesday on the so-called "fiscal cliff" legislation, which the Senate passed early Tuesday morning: The legislation came to a vote in the House Tuesday night after it was passed by the Senate in the early hours Tuesday morning. Webb and Warner …
Friday, August 3, 2012
GOP headquarters in Springfield designed to help elect Mitt Romney, George Allen, Frank Wolf, Chris Perkins and Patrick Murray
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity and former first lady Susan Allen will be on hand Saturday to help open a Republican campaign headquarters in Springfield. Herrity and Allen will participate in the grand opening of the office at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 6320 Augusta Drive, Suite 900. The office, dubbed the Springfield Victory Office, will be a local headquarters for election efforts to help GOP candidates: Campaign donors in and around Springfield ZIP codes are giving to both presidential candidates, according to the Virginia Public Access Project: Elections are scheduled for Nov. 6.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Democrats, Republicans and hundreds of private sector government contractors gathered at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott on Monday afternoon to protest sequestration, which would cut $500 billion of federal defense spending.
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly on Monday called on Congress to cancel its upcoming five-week recess in order to solve looming $500 billion defense cuts that could cost Northern Virginia thousands of jobs. That sentiment was echoed by Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce President Jim Corcoran, who said the federal government shouldn't balance its budget on the backs of the defense industry. And Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, who arrived late to the "Stop Sequestration" rally thanks to a flight delay, said afterward he supported Connolly's idea. "Sequestration" is the name given to $1 trillion federal budget cuts that will happen in January if Congress doesn't reach a compromise. Half of that would affect the defense industry, which some estimates…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
POLL: Ever seen a rat or had problems with mice? County has no plans yet to participate in 'rat summit' with other local jurisdictions.
Fairfax County has no plans—yet—to participate in a "rat summit" in the next few months with other jurisdictions, said Glen Barbour, the county's public safety information officer. "At this point, the Fairfax County Health Department has not been invited to participate in the so-called 'rat summit,' which currently is a state issue," he said. The meeting is the brainchild of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has said he does not want Virginia overrun with D.C. rats. The office of fellow Republican Congressman Frank Wolf, who represents Virginia's 10th District, is reportedly helping coordinate the meeting. Cuccinelli, who lives in Prince William County with his wife and seven children, has said he plans to run for governor in …