Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA), a member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force in the House, hosted two roundtables today bringing local, state, and federal stakeholders together to discuss the current state of the heroin and opioid epidemic in Loudoun County and the Shenandoah Valley.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) voted in support of the bipartisan H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 419 to 3:
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after news reports that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has brain cancer:
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed two joint resolutions relating to WMATA—one to lend Congressional approval to the Metro Safety Commission, which passed by a vote of 399 to 5; and another to approve an amendment to the WMATA interstate compact, which passed by a vote of 402 to 0:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) made the following statement today after her proposed language to fight MS-13 and other gangs was included in the report accompanying the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The language urges the Department of Justice to prioritize grant funding for existing Regional Gang Task Forces, such as the Northe
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) made the following statement today after Rep. Cuellar’s amendment to undermine the Slot and Perimeter rules was ruled out of order for the National Defense Authorization Act which is currently being debated on the House floor:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) made the following statement today after her legislation, H.R. 1397, passed the House of Representatives last night:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) issued the following statement after this evening’s release of the initial Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which included the full $150 million annual federal funding obligation for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA):
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This weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area could see as much as an $800 million boost to its local economy, thanks to Super Bowl 50, which this year pits the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers.
The United States is under attack. Every day cyber criminals, “hacktivists,” and state-sponsored cyber terrorists are attempting to gain access to the valuable and sensitive information of Americans, American companies, and the government. This is a 21st Century war, and one of the greatest challenges our country faces today.
A sixteen-year-old high school student buying syringes in a local drug store; a 24-year-old college graduate dead of an overdose; grieving parents trying to warn friends, family and community members of the growing danger.
The Drug Enforcement Administration opened a new exhibit Tuesday in Virginia. "We are not truly going to get this turned around without very robust education and prevention and treatment efforts,” said Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia. “And this kind of an exhibit is a huge tool in that effort."
After a tumultuous year for Metro, local members of Congress have no plans to ease the pressure on the transit agency’s leaders. Members from D.C., Virginia and Maryland include the struggling public transportation system among their top priorities for 2016.
With illegal drug use, there's always a cost. A health cost for the user. An emotional cost for the user's family. An economic cost to jurisdictions working to keep the drugs out of their communities. Local, state and federal law enforcement hope the cost of the newly-opened Drug Enforcement Administration exhibit in Loudoun will be an education for its residents.
NASA has selected aerospace giant Orbital ATK for a second contract to supply commercial cargo and disposal service to and from the International Space Station, the company announced Thursday.
Read more at the Loudoun Times here.
Fifty House Republicans are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to change his approach to Iran following a series of incidents culminating in Iran detaining 10 U.S. sailors this week.
Read more at The Hill here.
The national touring exhibit Drugs: Costs and Consequences opens on January 12, 2016 at 750 Miller Drive, SE, Suite F-1 in Leesburg, Virginia, and will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, free of charge, until September 10, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announcement.
Area elementary school students will continue to get a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at the local STARBASE Academy after funding for it — and dozens more around the U.S. — was included in the federal omnibus spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on Friday.