| Oct 13, 2010
| 7:29 PM
A key House panel will not support any changes needed to enact the Pentagon's $100 billion efficiency initiative until it gets more information about the recommended closing of Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, its chairman says.
Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo.,...
| 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 28, 2011
| 7:01 AM
A planned pay increase for temporary foreign workers, some employed by Virginia's seafood industry, has been delayed for 60 days.
The news was announced last week by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who is concerned that changes to...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Opposition in Virginia to a wage boost for thousands of migrant workers grew Wednesday with several lawmakers saying the increase could kill American jobs.
The rule would bump hourly wages as much as 50 percent for 66,000 foreign workers enrolled in...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Richmond, is not shy about criticizing President Barack Obama, especially on economic issues.
So it’s a little surprising the House Majority Leader is fairly reserved on changes to a visa program that Virginia’s seafood...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 2:04 PM
One industry wants to keep its foreign workers, the other wants to replace them.
That’s how it goes in Virginia, where imported labor does everything from shucking oysters to caring for the elderly.
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both...