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The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday's vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December's massacre of...
Assignment ManagerSenator Tim Kaine says he will vote in favor of banning certain types of assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. In an editorial published Tuesday morning in the Norfolk Virginian Pilot newspaper, Kaine says he also supports...
Connecticut lawmakers gave final approval early Thursday to a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown that one lawmaker...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefTim Kaine's first piece of legislation in the United States senate is a bill to help veterans find a job when they leave the military. Kaine is traveling around Virginia to talk about what he calls the "Troop Talent Act." He held a question and...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's junior member of the U.S. Senate plans to announce his first bill at the American Legion headquarters in Richmond. Sen. Tim Kaine will be joined by representatives from veteran's service organizations and others for...
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WDBJ7 anchor/reporterA group of mothers who lost children to gun violence joined President Obama in Washington today to push for tougher gun laws. The Senate is expected to consider gun legislation that expands background checks next month. The President says the votes in...
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has proposed amendments to legislation that would reduce a proposed tax on hybrid vehicles, and provide funding to fill vacant judgeships in western Virginia. The governor is also proposing changes to address questions...
ReporterTraditional retailers in Virginia say it's a question of fairness. They are continuing their fight for federal legislation that would require online businesses to collect sales tax on internet purchases. Countryside Classics has been a popular...
Tim Kaine says he's excited to take his seat in the U.S. Senate, and ready to get to work on the nation's financial problems. Kaine took the oath of office Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor. Later he attended a ceremonial swearing-in with Vice...
Tags: Mark R. Warner, Democratic Party, Ceremonies, Jim Webb, Culture
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterIt was unlike anything voters in Southwest Virginia had ever seen. Our part of America saw each of the four candidates for President and Vice-President, in person, most, multiple times. It was the 2nd biggest story of 2012. When President Obama came...
U.S. Senator Mark Warner announced today that he would not make a run for the governor's office ending speculation that he might run for another term in Richmond. He called his term as governor "the best job I ever had" but says he wants to be a...
WDBJ7 ReporterDemocrat Tim Kaine seemed to be already getting to work Wednesday after defeating George Allen in the race for the U.S. Senate. At a news conference in Richmond on Wednesday afternoon, he talked about working in Congress to reduce the deficit. “As...
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Elections, Timothy M. Kaine, Politics
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