Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she introduced The METRO Accountability and Reform Act, the largest reform to Metro since its inception:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the announcement that repairs for Arlington Memorial Bridge will be fully funded:
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed by voice vote H. Res. 630, her legislation combating sexual harassment in Congress:
Washington, DC – The House of Representatives will consider Congresswoman Comstock’s bipartisan Resolution this upcoming week requiring all Members and staff to complete mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training during each session of Congress.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Comstock voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and issued the following statement about the first major tax reform legislation since 1986:
Washington, DC - The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), today unanimously approved four bills relating to science, technology, engineering, math and computer science (STEM) education.
Sterling, VA – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington (R-Blue Ridge District) today announced that a U.S.
Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act (H.R. 3249) to curb the rise in gang activity and violence in the United States.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) introduced H.R. 4151, the Smart Technology for Resilient, Efficient, Economic and Reliable Transportation in Cities and Communities Act (STREET Act).
In The News
A day after news surfaced of an attempted rape on Metrorail, members of a House committee called for more transparency when crimes occur on the transit system.
Read more at WTOP here.
Metro will begin notifying the public about violent crimes within the transit system on the same day they occur, according to Metro Transit Police.
Read more at WAMU here.
Washington’s Metrorail system will notify the public about violent crimes on the same day they occur, after receiving a flurry of criticism for not immediately publicizing an alleged rape that took place on a subway car last month.
Read more at The Hill here.
A day after a defendant appeared in court on charges he allegedly raped a woman on a Red Line train April 12 — an incident Metro did not tell the public about — the transit agency says it is changing its policy on notifying the public about violent crimes.
Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., said Tuesday that private companies should be allowed to help fix Washington, D.C.'s broken Metro, which will run on a reduced schedule over the next year in order for repairs to be made on the system's infrastructure.
After a public outcry and complaints from Congress, there has been a big shakeup in Metro Transit Police policy. On Tuesday, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has ordered the police department to publicly report violent crimes on the same day when it happens.
Read more at Fox 5 here.
South Lakes High School and George Mason University graduate Ginny Lovitt lost her brother Chris to a heroin overdose. He was 21 and had been discharged from the Sagebrush Treatment Center of Northern Virginia just a week before, in January of 2013. His tolerance was down.
The Leesburg-based organization that connects adults with disabilities with businesses in need of reliable work is changing hands, and looking to expand its reach in the process.
Read more at Loudoun Now here.
Loudoun County is poised to capture “endless possibilities” from economic development in coming weeks and into the future, the county’s chief developer told business and political leaders at an economic summit this morning.
Read more at Loudoun Times here.
Visit Loudoun honored former County Chairman Scott K. York with its most prestigious award during its 20th annual meeting and tourism awards ceremony Tuesday.
Read more at Loudoun Now here.