Bobbie Scott

Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott is using his position as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee to push for a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage.

But  a new analysis is a mixed bag for that effort.

Lawmakers in Richmond rejected efforts to raise the minimum wage this year. But now Congress is considering raising the federal minimum wage.

And a Virginia congressman is leading the effort.

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As Democrats plan to take control of the House of Representatives, one Virginia congressman is poised to control a key committee. And he’s already making plans for what he wants to do in that position.

Constituent Communication or Incumbent Protection?

Oct 30, 2018
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Government watchdog groups say some lawmakers are using taxpayer dollars to boost their own reelection campaigns. But many Virginia lawmakers say they’re merely communicating with their constituents back home.