Home » Archives by category » Other News (Page 2)

Housing Too Costly for Many in Virginia

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent in Virginia renters need to earn $21.10 per hour. This is Virginia’s 2015 Housing Wage, revealed in a…

Thanking Those Who Serve

Thanking Those Who Serve

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation, and we pay tribute to those who have…

145 years!

145 years!

Barring any upsets in November, that is the amount of experience Virginia will lose from the state Senate this year alone.  With all the talk of non-competitive seats, it should…

Honoring Our Law Enforcement Officers

Honoring Our Law  Enforcement Officers

Last week, we recognized National Police Week, an annual commemoration leading up to May 15th, which was coined Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.  We owe much gratitude…

What is the role of the church?

What is the role of the church?

Events have occurred over the last several decades that should raise the question for Christians:  “What is the role of the church?”  Most of us grew up with the values…

Strengthening Virginia’s Agriculture Industry

Strengthening Virginia’s Agriculture Industry

This past week on our Agriculture and Small Business Tour, I traveled across the Fifth District making over 30 stops in Franklin, Bedford, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Campbell, Fauquier, Madison, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Charlottesville,…

Shared Responsibility

Shared Responsibility

Many are responsible for the situation in Baltimore and other locations and as much as each of us would like to point to this cause or that cause, or to…

Our Veterans Deserve Better From the VA

Our Veterans Deserve Better From the VA

Last month marked one year since we learned of the gross mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that resulted in tragic outcomes for those who have made countless…

Transparency and Ethics

Transparency and Ethics

There are those who believe that government is not transparent enough.  I am one of those.  The workings of government should be open for the public to see and understand…

The CFPB Needs Increased Transparency and Accountability

The CFPB Needs Increased Transparency and Accountability

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the Dodd-Frank Act, is an agency intended to oversee consumer protection in the financial sector, but it is equipped with…