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Beyer, Former FCC Officials Hold Town Hall On Net Neutrality

June 28, 2017

Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and special guests Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Jonathan Sallet, former FCC General Counsel held a town hall discussion on the future of net neutrality Monday night in Arlington, Virginia.

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City Of Alexandria Releases 2017 Report On Market-Affordable Housing

June 28, 2017

The Office of Housing has released its 2017 report on the state of market-affordable housing in the City of Alexandria. The 2017 report finds that market-affordable housing, in buildings with ten or more units, has declined by 90% between 2000 and 2017 to just 1,749 units (less than 6% of the city’s overall housing stock).

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NOVA-Alexandria Celebrates General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program 2017 Graduates

June 27, 2017

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recognized and celebrated its 11 graduates from the class of 2017 at an on-campus luncheon. The event gave faculty and staff the opportunity to highlight the students’ success and congratulate them on completing the program. All received job offers from various local GM dealerships.

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Ranking Members Johnson, Bonamici And Beyer Request Investigation Into EPA Interference With Environmental Scientist’s Testimony To Committee

June 27, 2017

Democratic leaders of the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General yesterday requesting that he investigate potentially illegal attempts by senior EPA officials, particularly Ryan T. Jackson, the EPA’s Chief of Staff, to interfere with Democratic witness, Dr. Deborah Swackhamer’s, testimony to the Science Committee last month.

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Per Capita Caps In Senate Health Bill Would Cost Virginia $1.4 Billion

June 26, 2017

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s proposed “repeal and replace” bill by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services shows the per capita caps in the proposal would cost Virginia’s Medicaid program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

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Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation Of Trump Travel Ban; Schedules Oral Arguments For October

June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today, on the last day of this session, allowed the Trump administration to partially impose a 90-day travel ban for individuals from six majority Muslim countries to take effect and instructed the administration and attorneys for defendants in the Maryland and Hawaii cases to prepare oral arguments for early October. The Court ruled that the travel ban, however, may not apply to individuals of these six countries who have “ties” to individuals or entities in the United States.

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Court Hands Trump Administration Another Defeat On Immigration

June 23, 2017

A federal district court in Washington state Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit targeting a once-secret program used to deny qualified Muslim immigrants from obtaining citizenship and permanent residency status, and also granted the case class-action status.

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Alexandria City Council Considers Creation Of Old Town BID

June 23, 2017

The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed ordinance to establish an Old Town Business Improvement District.

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Virginia Board of Education Sets Public Hearings On Accountability Standards And Graduation Requirements

June 23, 2017

The Virginia Board of Education has scheduled five public hearings this summer on proposed revisions to the commonwealth’s school accreditation system and graduation requirements and on the board’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

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Rachael Dischner Appointed Principal Of New John Adams Pre-K Center

June 22, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley today announced the appointment of Rachael R.B. Dischner as the principal of the new pre-K center to be housed at John Adams Elementary School. She will start in the role on July 17.

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