Congress

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President Trump surprised many when he gathered a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House and called on them to pass a comprehensive gun control bill comprised of many proposals opposed by the gun lobby.

That announcement caught Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner off guard.

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Richmond-area Congressman Donald McEachin met with Virginians who benefit from the DACA program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If Congress doesn’t act soon, the program could end.

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The federal government could be lurching towards a partial shutdown this weekend if lawmakers can’t reach a deal on so-called Dreamers and defense spending.

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As the wave of sexual assault allegations continues to break, one Virginia congresswoman is moving forward with a new training requirement for members of Congress and their staffers. But there is disagreement whether training alone can be effective.

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President Donald Trump recently declared the nation’s opioid crisis as a national health emergency. While Republicans are hailing the move, Democrats say it still falls short.

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