| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Virginia is set to hurl over a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 if lawmakers in Washington cannot come up with a deal before then to stop nearly $500 billion in cuts in military spending put in place by last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 6:00 PM
At the center of the fall campaigns, from the presidential race on down, is whether to extend all or some of President George W. Bush's temporary tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year.
President Barack Obama wants the Bush-tax cuts to...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:00 PM
As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
| Mar 7, 2013
A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats.
The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Here's a statement from Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia's 1st District Republican representative in Congress, following Tuesday night's passage by the House of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
The measure passed 257-167 after being overwhelmingly approved...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:38 PM
One local congressman may have a partisan stake in this Saturday's Army-Navy game.
Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, has been elected to this third term as chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors.
Wittman is a member of the House Armed...
| Oct 9, 2012
Oct. 29: 2nd District debate - Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Paul Hirshbiel.
EXCLUSIVE: 3rd District debate, Oct. 1 - Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, and Republican...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:28 PM
Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican from the 1st District, captured 74 percent of the vote in Gloucester in Tuesday's election, easily defeating Democrat challenger Krystal Ball. The final results from Gloucester show that Wittman garnered 7,959 votes, for...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 4:28 PM
As of 1 o'clock today, voter turnout in Gloucester was 23 percent, which General Registrar Carole Gates said was "moderate." Gates said poll workers around Gloucester "haven't had any complaints from voters" in regards to what's going on outside the...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 7:41 PM
There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl.
But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...