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.
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....
"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."
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.
| January 25, 2011; 3:00 PM ET |
Categories: Ben Pershing, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner
Save & Share:
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:...
| January 10, 2011; 10:41 AM ET |
Categories: Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Brian J. Moran, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Mark Warner, Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt
Save & Share:
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...
| September 9, 2010; 12:28 PM ET |
Categories: Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Bill Bolling, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, Robert F. McDonnell, Thomas M. Davis III
Save & Share: