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Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which requires Internet-based businesses to collect state sales tax based on the shipping address. The bill is fair, logical and necessary to Virginia's economy. Businesses that sell...
Daily PressThe Senate is set to vote on an Internet sales tax bill within the first week of May. Also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill gives states the authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax at the point of purchase. There is an...
A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats. The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
Here's a statement from Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia's 1st District Republican representative in Congress, following Tuesday night's passage by the House of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. The measure passed 257-167 after being overwhelmingly approved...
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One local congressman may have a partisan stake in this Saturday's Army-Navy game. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, has been elected to this third term as chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors. Wittman is a member of the House Armed...
COMING SOON Oct. 29: 2nd District debate - Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Paul Hirshbiel. RECENTLY RECORDED EXCLUSIVE: 3rd District debate, Oct. 1 - Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, and Republican...
When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons. "It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...
When he's not roaming the halls of Congress or listening to voters in his district, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, enjoys a good hunting trip. He loads up his pickup truck with one of his yellow labs and heads to a favorite spot near his home in...
As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
At the center of the fall campaigns, from the presidential race on down, is whether to extend all or some of President George W. Bush's temporary tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year. President Barack Obama wants the Bush-tax cuts to...
Virginia is set to hurl over a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 if lawmakers in Washington cannot come up with a deal before then to stop nearly $500 billion in cuts in military spending put in place by last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. A...
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