Labor Department Announces “Stand Down to Save Lives”

The inaugural mine safety event is being held Wednesday. The Department of Labor announced the first “Stand Down to Save Lives” event by the Mine Safety and Health…

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Congressman’s Staff Attacked in Virginia Office

The assailant was looking for Representative Connolly. Two members of Representative Gerry Connolly’s staff were injured by Xuan Kha Tran Pham at the congressman’s office in Fairfax, Virginia.…

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Offshore Energy Company Called Out by Congressman

Officials refused to testify about the impact of offshore wind farms on wildlife and the environment. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey said a “green-energy” giant company…

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Additional $74 Million Dedicated to Mine Reclamation

Maryland, Ohio, and Virginia receive funding opportunity The Department of the Interior recently announced that $74 million has been made available to reclaim abandoned mines in Maryland, Ohio,…

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George Washington Memorial Parkway Rehabilitation Begins

Scenic roadway to receive $161 million update through Interior Department. The National Park Service participated in a groundbreaking ceremony last week, kicking off the $161 million effort to…

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Interior Secretary Breaks Her Leg Hiking

She is working remotely for the time being. The Department of the Interior has reported that Interior Secretary Deb Haaland broke her leg Sunday while hiking in Shenandoah…

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Senator Leahy Has Surgery After Breaking Hip

He fell in his home in Virginia. Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the longest-serving member of the Senate, fell at his home and his undergone surgery…

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Supreme Court Rules Certain Gun Crimes Not “Crimes of Violence”

Opens the doors for defendants to challenge convictions and sentences.  Among the decisions released Tuesday by the Supreme Court is one in favor of a Virginia man who…

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Treasury Announces Broadband State Awards

COVID-19 aid program finally kicks into gear. The Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund on Tuesday, a program created to improve…

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DOT Provides Virginia $1.05 Billion Low-Interest Loan

Constructing extension for 2.5 miles of express lanes On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they provided a $1.05 billion low-interest loan to extend express…

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