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).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) today issued the following statement after the adoption of the Senate Amendment to H. Con. Res. 71 - FY2018 Budget Resolution.
Washington, DC – A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation in the House today to ensure that the Drug Enforcement Administration has the authority to carry out needed enforcement actions for drug diversion control investigations.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) voted in favor of the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 which passed the House today by a bipartisan vote. The legislation is named after former Veterans Affairs Dr.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) joined the entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), in a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David Shulkin, regarding the VA’s late payment to Veterans Choice Program (VCP) providers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement on the Budget Resolution vote that occurred today:
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement on the mass murder in Las Vegas:
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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.
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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.
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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.
Two lawmakers facing potentially tough elections next year need to prove they can work across the aisle and actually get something done.
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A House of Representatives committee passed a massive transportation and infrastructure bill last week that allows the federal government to assume safety oversight of D.C.'s beleaguered Metro system.
Read more at the Loudoun Times here.