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Warner, Kaine Praise Final Passage Of Bill That Avoids September Shutdown Threat, Funds Key Priorities

September 18, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today celebrated final Senate passage of a bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Education, and Labor for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on Oct. 1, and to fund the rest of the government through Dec. 7 as negotiations continue.

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TOP STORIES

Three Men Indicted For Alleged $364 Million Ponzi Scheme

September 20, 2018

A federal grand jury in Baltimore has indicted three men on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft, and money laundering, arising from an alleged $364 million investment fraud scheme. The scheme is believed to have over 400 victims nationwide, including individual, family offices, and investment groups. The FBI is seeking information regarding additional victims; SEC has filed a related civil complaint.

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SELC Challenges New Rushed Permits For Atlantic Coast Pipeline

September 19, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Virginia Wilderness Committee, filed legal challenges today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline issued last week by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Warner, Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Comprehensive Opioid And Substance Abuse Bill

September 18, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today praised Senate passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment bill to address the national addiction crisis. The bipartisan bill passed 99-1 after months of work in several Senate committees.

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Trump Administration Caps FY2019 Refugee Admissions At 30,000

September 18, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced yesterday that the Trump Administration will accept only 30,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2019, the lowest number to be allowed admission into the United States in more than three decades. This is a reduction of 15,000 from the current year’s cap.

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Four Titans Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

September 17, 2018

Four T. C. Williams High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists: Mark Bailey, Ava Benbow, Ana Humphrey and Alexander Schlegel.

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OTHER NEWS

Leaders Focus On Groundbreaking Cancer Research In Virginia

September 20, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its fourth annual Cancer Research Breakfast this morning at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center. The event featured cancer researchers from five of Virginia’s leading research institutions, discussing the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer.

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Governor Announces Production Of Feature Film Harriet In Virginia

September 20, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.

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DC, Maryland, Virginia Airports Rank In J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study

September 19, 2018

North American airports have managed to shrug off the potentially disruptive effects of record passenger volumes and massive construction projects to achieve a record high in overall passenger satisfaction – up by 12 points to 761 from last year’s score of 749.

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Alexandria Welcomes 35 New U.S. Citizens

September 19, 2018

Since 2003, the City of Alexandria has hosted naturalization ceremonies for new U. S. Citizens in recognition of Citizenship Dy and Constitution Week. Last Tuesday this year’s naturalization ceremonies was held at City Hall where 35 immigrants from 25 countries became U. S. Citizens.

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Beyer To Honor Gun Violence Prevention Activist Naomi Wadler At Annual Women’s Conference

September 18, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA, 8th District) announced today that Alexandria’s Naomi Wadler will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award for her advocacy in support of gun violence prevention. Wadler, 11, organized youth protests at her school in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year.

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