Archives: ‘From Congress’

Moran Introduces “NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act”

December 20th, 2012 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, today introduced the “NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act” to strengthen vulnerabilities in our gun safety laws. The bill would implement five commonsense gun safety reforms that polling shows are supported by at least 63 percent of NRA members.

Moran Applauds DOD Decision To Standardize Leased Office Space Safety Standards

December 19th, 2012 | [From: From Congress]

Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, today applauded the Defense Department decision to change safety standards for all DOD leased facilities to match the standards set by the Interagency Security Committee Standards and Best Practices, which govern every other federal agency.

Kaine Receives Committee Assignments For 113th Congress

December 13th, 2012 | [From: From Congress, Other News]

Today it was announced that Senator-elect Timothy M. Kaine will serve on the Armed Services, Foreign Relations, and Budget committees during the 113th Congress. These important committees will enable him to work on the issues that matter to Virginians and the issues he spoke about throughout his campaign, including solutions to our nation’s fiscal challenges and workforce development.

Virginia Lawmakers To GSA: Northern Virginia An Ideal Location For New FBI Headquarters

December 6th, 2012 | [From: From Congress]

Yesterday, Virginia Representatives Jim Moran (VA-08), Frank Wolf (VA-10), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner sent a letter to the administrator of the General Services Administration urging consideration of Northern Virginia for the new FBI Headquarters location. Their letter follows GSA’s Request for Information seeking input on a location for a consolidated FBI Headquarters in the National Capital Region.

Senator Webb: Defense Bill Safeguards Moral Contract With Troops, Advances Critical Defense And National Security Initiatives

December 6th, 2012 | [From: From Congress]

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which includes numerous defense and national-security initiatives long advocated by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.).

Senate Approves Webb Amendment To Reaffirm U.S. Commitment To Japan On The Senkaku Islands

November 30th, 2012 | [From: From Congress]

Tonight, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved an amendment offered by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to Japan under Article V of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, and to firmly counter any attempts to challenge Japan’s administration of the Senkaku Islands.

Senator Webb: Focus On Defense Department’s “Must-Have” Programs During Fiscal Debates

November 29th, 2012 | [From: From Congress]

During debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 yesterday, Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) reiterated his concerns about using funding intended for operations, maintenance, and acquisition programs to expand biofuel research-and-development programs in the Department of Defense. Senator Webb emphasized the importance of re-evaluating each DoD program to determine its value in the context of national security as well as current and future fiscal realities.

CPC Calls For Extending The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

November 29th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Energy & Environment Task Force announced that the CPC is endorsing “The American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011” (H.R. 3307). This bipartisan bill, cosponsored by CPC member Jim Moran, would extend the Production Tax Credit for renewable energy through 2016.

Focus On Defense Department’s “Must-Have” Programs During Fiscal Debates

November 29th, 2012 | [From: From Congress]

During debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 yesterday, Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) reiterated his concerns about using funding intended for operations, maintenance, and acquisition programs to expand biofuel research-and-development programs in the Department of Defense.

CPC Calls For Extending The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

November 29th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Energy & Environment Task Force announced that the CPC is endorsing “The American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011” (H.R. 3307).