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Automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion set for January unless Congress acts could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region.
Local leaders are crossing party lines trying to get Congress to escape a trap it set for itself -- automatic spending cuts that could mean the loss of more than 2 million jobs nationally.
George Allen is running for the GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate. He faces three challengers including Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson. But most people people think Allen is already the GOP nominee and will face Democrat Tim Kaine in November.
Members of the 112th Congress speak at a full grade level lower than they did a decade ago, according to a recent study from the Sunlight Foundation. The analysis uses the Flesch- Kincaid test, which measures the length of sentences and the complexity of words in a given text, in this case the speeches in the Congressional Record.
Legislation sponsored by three Virginia congressmen would restore Feb. 22 as the permanent federal holiday to recognize the birthday of Founding Father George Washington.
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