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Thursday News: Zuckerberg’s “Really Sorry” Is “Totally Inadequate”; “Why Is Trump So Afraid of Russia?”; Virginia Republicans “divided, impassioned, and fearful”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, March 22.

  • Roger Miller

    Where is the board of directors? What about corporate governance? Who made this arrogant snot God?

  • Quizzical

    Homeland Security head vows to protect security of elections. Better late than never.
    https://www.voanews.com/a/senate-intelligence-committee-to-question-homeland-security-head/4308647.html

  • Dave Arlington

    Why hasn’t BV given Rip Sullivan and Dick Saslaw any credit for the Metro bill? They were instrumental in getting this, what appears to be, rather bipartisan bill passed. We may not like every component of the bill, but it seems Tim used his muscle to get something for his region, NOVA, that doesn’t get much love from the General Assembly…

    • Tim Hugo used his muscle to make the bill (much) worse than Democrats like Rip Sullivan wanted it to be. He’s outta there in 2019.

  • From Rep. Donald McEachin:

    WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement on his vote on the Omnibus Appropriations Act that will provide $1.3 trillion in government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018:

    “I voted in favor of this compromise spending bill because it makes overdue investments in important priorities such as our environment, education, and public health. This bill increases needed funding—along with countless other priorities like infrastructure, workforce development, and a fix to the opioid crisis. I am especially pleased to see more than $700 million in new resources to ensure access to clean water, a $3 billion increase in the National Institute of Health, and as much as $2 billion to help expand broadband Internet access.

    “This bill makes investments that will benefit every American. I am pleased to see great improvements to President Trump’s initial deeply irresponsible plan. The hardworking American people – especially our brave men and women in uniform – deserve more than what the president offered. In contrast, President Trump has called for massive, devastating cuts to almost every part of government—including a 31% cut to the EPA and a $9 billion cut to the Department of Education. I am pleased this legislation takes a different approach.

    “This is not the bill that I would have written, and it omits critical priorities—including a permanent fix for DREAMers. I will continue to insist on real solutions to those problems, and I will keep working to hold Republicans accountable when they stand in the way of progress.

    “We are currently a little more than six months away from the beginning of fiscal year 2019. Let us start working now on comprehensive, bipartisan spending bills that uphold American values by adequately funding our government. I call on my Republican colleagues to give the American people and our military what they need and deserve – an adequate, on-time spending bill for FY19. Let today mark the last time that Congress does its job months late.”