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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Frank R. Wolf

DCCC targets Wolf for vote on spending bill

The House Democratic campaign arm is targeting Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) for his vote last week in favor of the GOP's spending resolution, accusing the Northern Virginia lawmaker of betraying his constituents in the federal workforce.

By Ben Pershing  | February 23, 2011; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Frank R. Wolf  
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Wolf demands report on ICE database

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, requesting a prompt report on an apparent shortcoming in the agency's electronic databases, namely the fingerprints of many people deported from this country before 2005. A report in Thursday's Washington Post detailed the case of Salvador Portillo-Saravia, who was deported to El Salvador in 2003, but returned to Northern Virginia at some point later. In November of last year, he was arrested and taken to the Loudoun County jail, which participates in the federal Secure Communities program. Secure Communities electronically checks the fingerprints of all arrestees against the databases of both the FBI and ICE, and is used by every jail in Virginia, as well as in Prince George's County and some other counties in Maryland. But when Portillo-Saravia was checked through Secure Communities, Loudoun and ICE officials said, no match was found. He was released....

By Tom Jackman  | January 28, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Frank R. Wolf  
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Virginia lawmakers battle human trafficking

"We can't call them pimps anymore," Wilson said. "But if I call him a trafficker--because he's actually making mobile, one person from one location to another -- that's trafficking. Now, guess what -- we can bring in the RICO Act."

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 27, 2011; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Frank R. Wolf, General Assembly 2011  
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Area members get in on the bipartisan seating act for State of the Union

The bipartisanship bug has infected the Washington-area congressional delegation, as local lawmakers are scrambling to find seatmates from across the aisle for Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

By Ben Pershing  | January 25, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner  
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Virginia flags lowered for Arizona shooting victims

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has ordered U.S. and Virginia flags be flown at half-staff at all local, state and federal buildings in the state in honor of the victim's in Saturday's deadly shooting in Arizona. Flags will remain lowered until sunset Friday pursuant to President Obama's proclamation. "The Governor is deeply saddened by the news coming from Arizona,'' McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said. "His thoughts and prayers are with the Congresswoman, her staff, the other victims, and all their friends and families." Meanwhile, statements from Virginia officials keep pouring. See below for a sampling:...

By Anita Kumar  | January 10, 2011; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Brian J. Moran, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Mark Warner, Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt  
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McDonnell, congressmen to fight defense cuts in Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and members of Virginia's congressional delegation vowed Thursday to fight Defense Secretary Robert Gates's decision to shutter the Joint Forces Command, a military installation in Hampton Roads, and to slash the Pentagon's military contracting budget by 10 percent a year for the next three years. "The decision by Secretary Gates...is one that is very shortsightened and is one that has not gone about anywhere near the documentation that would be needed in order to make a colossal change of this kind,'' McDonnell said. "I think the concern most of us have is that this was done in a very hasty way with no demonstrable savings to the United States or to the Department of Defense." At the first meeting of McDonnell's statewide military commission, members focused on Gates's Aug. 9 decision which McDonnell said could cost Virginia thousands of jobs and have a devastating impact on...

By Anita Kumar  | September 9, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Bill Bolling, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, Robert F. McDonnell, Thomas M. Davis III  
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Older Entries in This Category »

McDonnell meets with congressmen on Capitol Hill, Anita Kumar , February 4, 2010
TV Ads Target Wolf, Cantor, Anita Kumar , August 27, 2009
Democrats Targets Wolf on Health Care, Anita Kumar , August 6, 2009
Potty Politics, Sandhya Somashekhar , July 20, 2009
Experts Weigh in on Keys to November Victory, Rosalind S. Helderman , June 27, 2009
McDonnell Unveils Anti-Gang Plan, Derek Kravitz , May 28, 2009
Wolf Campaign Apologizes for Staffer who Struck Feder Worker, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 27, 2008
Financial Bailout Splits Va Delegation, Anita Kumar , September 29, 2008
Democrats Target More Va Congressional Races, Anita Kumar , August 1, 2008
Turnout Worse Than Expected on Primary Day, Amy Gardner , June 10, 2008
John Warner Donates $2,000 to Gilmore, Tim Craig , June 6, 2008
Judy Feder has $700,000 in Campaign Cash, Tim Craig , April 7, 2008
 
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