RICHMOND, VA, 5 JULY 2011: The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus continues its strong pace in selecting nominees for the November 8 General Election, with Bryce Reeves and Delegate Charles W. “Bill” Carrico, Sr. (R-Grayson) becoming the Party’s 25th and 26th nominees for the Virginia Senate.
Monday is an occasion to celebrate our freedoms. Our freedom of speech, our freedom to choose our leaders and our right to bear arms. On Fourth of July, however, we must remember and honor the most important document to our nation, the United States Constitution, thanking the visionaries protecting our constitutional freedoms in 1776 and those men and women of the armed forces protecting them today.
Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American humorist and best-selling author once said,
On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence. It was not until two days later that they had finally approved their statement describing why they supported independence. The Declaration of Independence as it would be known, is a living document, one that is at the very core of our nation and its people. We are at a time in history where our government needs to return to the core principles of the Declaration of Independence and be reminded that th
It was an improbable event, a ragtag band of colonists declaring themselves independent - and making good on their convictions.
Yesterday, July 1 - the start of a new fiscal year, and the day that most legislation adopted in Virginia went into effect. Here's a brief run-down of a few notable laws on the books as of yesterday, along with a few (specifically identified) that went into effect immediately upon passage a few months ago.
Jobs, the Economy, and Business
Chesterfield, Virginia — June 24, 2011 — Senator Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield) has received the Republican nomination in the 11th Senate District. Martin will appear on the ballot in the General Election to be held on November 8.
“I love the community and the people I am privileged to serve,” said Martin. “It is an honor to represent my neighbors, friends and fellow citizens in the Virginia Senate, and I look forward to our continued service together.”
- Senator Emmett Hanger
RICHMOND, VA, 27 JUNE 2011: The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus is off to a strong start in its race to win a Republican majority in the Senate. Republican candidates have already been selected in 24 of Virginia’s 40 Senatorial Districts, nearly two months before the August 23 deadline for parties to select nominees for the November 8 General Election.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice beat a partial, face-saving retreat, but not before serving up a compelling example of what can happen when the federal government concludes that there are no constraints on its action, and that its mandate is to tinker, intervene, and meddle in nearly all aspects of the US economy.
HARRISONBURG-Today, Senator Obenshain welcomed the news that the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) had reached a settlement with George's, Inc., which, if approved by the U.S. District Court for Western Virginia, will approve the acquisition of Tyson Food, Inc's poultry processing plant by George's, Inc.