Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after her High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) amendment No. 217 which will increase funding for the HIDTA Program by $5 million in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. Total HIDTA funding will be $275 million in FY18:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed by a bipartisan vote of 233-175 the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697).
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed by voice vote, H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, legislation which she cosponsored:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) today announced that the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has been awarded a $240,793 FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from FEMA.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today introduced the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697) to combat gang violence by criminal aliens and enhance public safety.
Washington, DC – Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10) today issued the following statement after the administration’s announcement on DACA today:
Sterling, VA – Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10) today announced that the deadline for students interested in applying for a nomination by the 10th District Service Academy Advisory Board to one of the nation’s military academies for the Class of 2022 is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 29th in her Sterling district office.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) released the following statement detailing this year’s Congressional App Challenge:
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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.