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Last year a bipartisan group in Congress passed a sweeping law to address the opioid crisis. But the opioid epidemic continues to rage in states like Virginia and there’s a new Congress, yet the crisis isn’t talked about much at the Capitol these days.

Some lawmakers in the Commonwealth want that to change.

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The threat of a government shutdown is looming once again over Washington this fall, and that makes Virginia ground zero for the battle once again.

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Virginia Democrats are not happy with President Trump's plan to divert money from Virginia military facilities in order to construct portions of his southern border wall. But Republicans support the effort. 

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The Trump administration has sent conflicting messages on its plan for oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s coast. But it now seems to be moving ahead with plans to explore the reserves sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic.

That’s music to the ears of the state’s four Republicans in Congress.

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Candidates in the First Congressional District met Monday night for a debate at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

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