Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In WTOP interview Wednesday morning, Virginia's 10th district representative says sequestration likely won't be stopped before March 1.
With sequestration looming, Virginia Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th) said on WTOP Wednesday while there is a sense of urgency on Capitol Hill, he does not expect to see any action to stop sequestration by this Friday, the March 1 deadline for sequestration to take effect. "I think it will be stopped, but before Friday? No...but shortly thereafter," he told WTOP in an interview Wednesday morning. Sequestration will have a big impact around the Washington area "on home sales, jobs, many small businesses, particularly on contractors — they don't have certainty," but it will also have an impact on the whole economy across the country," Wolf said. Wolf has urged his colleagues to embrace legislation he co-sponsored four weeks ago, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Access to guns, mental health covered in Virginia rep's report by the National Science Foundation — topics he says need to stay part of the conversation.
Days after President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to call on Congress and the country to act on gun control, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) has released a report that examines driving forces behind mass shootings, including violent media and mental health issues — topics absent from the president's address, Wolf said. The 41-page report, “Youth Violence: What We Need to Know,” includes several studies compiled by an advisory committee to the National Science Foundation (NSF). It will come before a U.S. House subcommittee later this spring. Among the study's findings: exposure to violent media is a significant risk factor in shootings, but also "one of the easiest risk factors to change,” the report says. Its suggestions…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Officials from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties met Thursday in Arlington to discuss six potential sites Thursday.
Local, state and congressional leaders met Thursday in Arlington to discuss six potential sites for a new FBI headquarters, including Washington Dulles Airport and to present a unified front in their commitment to landing the new federal complex somewhere in Northern Virginia. Democrat U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, who called the meeting, said leaders from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties had a "singular focus" in bringing the FBI headquarters to the Old Dominion. "We're all committed to finding a home for the FBI in the commonwealth of Virginia," Moran said during a news conference following the meeting. "We are all going to promote Virginia as the best place for this relocation." Arlington's role was simply as host. It has …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
House passes measure 257-167.
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night passed HR 8, the Tax Relief Extension Act, a permanent extension of many Bush-era tax cuts by a vote of 257 to 167. The late-night vote was taken at 10:57 p.m. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th), whose district includes Chantilly, voted "no." (While Wolf did not issue a press release with his views after the vote Tuesday night, you can read more about his views on his Web site's page "Tackling Our Nation's Debt.") The legislation keeps the Bush era tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less that $450,000. It also makes permanent the fixes for the Alternative Minimum Tax and delays government spending cuts for two months. Here's the breakdown of Northern Virginia's…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Constituents from Virginia's 10th District stopped by Congressman Wolf's office Thursday to deliver letters asking him not to forget the middle class during budget negotiations.
A group of contituents from Congressman Frank Wolf's 10th District delivered a message to him Thursday: "Don't forget the Middle Class." That message was delivered in the form of 111 letters delivered to his Herndon office Thursday by constituents Jalmeen Soni of McLean and Chip Taggart, also of McLean. "As one of the Congressman's constituents, I have appreciated his willingness to take a stand on important public issues in the face of strong opposition from his party," said Taggart, in a news release from Virginia Organizing. "He [Wolf] did not sign the no tax pledge and, in fact, made a statement before Congress critical of those who did," Taggart noted. "And, he was one of only 38 Representatives who voted for a balanced approach to …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
See how Chantilly voted in this year‘s election.
Voters in the Chantilly area went to the polls Tuesday to choose a president, senator, representative and to vote on several county-wide ballot initiatives. President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee in the presidential race. There were several third-party candidates in the race for president, as well. At Chantilly polls, Obama took all precincts except Rocky Run, which Romney won by 20 just votes. Republican incumbent Congressman Frank Wolf (10th district) soundly defeated Democratic challenger Kristin Cabral, and the Chantilly precincts reflected that pattern. In the Senate race, former Senator and Virginia Governor George Allen lost to former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine in the race for the U…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The debate will be at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manassas.
Candidates for the 10th congressional District, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) and Kristin Cabral (D) will debate this Friday at the Prince William Committee of 100 meeting in Manassas. Stephen J. Farnsworth, of the University of Mary Washington, will moderate the debate. The event will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, 10800 Vandor Lane in Manassas. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the debate begins at 7:45 p.m. Make your dinner reservations today for the Friday program. The cost is $25 members and $30 for non–members. Reservations (or cancellations) must be made by 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 23. There is no charge to attend the debate at 7:45 p.m.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Patch is collecting reader questions to be answered by candidates in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.
Are you concerned about transportation funding? Sequestration or federal government cutbacks? The environment? Traffic in Northern Virginia? The cost of health care? Now is your chance to step up to the podium and get your questions answered. As we approach November's election, we will be asking candidates for U.S. Congress in Virginia's 10th District — incumbent Frank Wolf, Democrat Kristin Cabral and Independent Kevin Chisholm — to answer a Patch candidates' survey. The survey will be driven by questions from you. You can submit your questions in the comments section below this article, or email them to email@example.com. The deadline to submit a question is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. We'll review all the submissions, pass questions …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The candidates and issues Chantilly residents will decide on in November.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates! Links below will take you to either Patch coverage of the candidates or the candidate’s website. To see all of our elections coverage from this year, click on the Elections tab in the blue menu bar above. Fairfax County’s local elections for Board of Supervisor, School Board and other local positions was in 2011, as were Virginia’s House of Delegates and State Senate elections. Across Fairfax County, only these issues and people will be on ballots (presented in order from the most local issues to national candidates). Clicking on the links below will bring you to Patch articles, the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Frank Wolf (R-10th)'s legislation would give Virginia more appointees on the MWAA Board of Directors, but supervisors want a hand in the appointment process.
As U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) prepares a bill that would change the makeup of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are asking him to include language that would give Northern Virginia more influence in appointing members. The MWAA Board — which has been sharply criticized by Virginia officials in Fairfax and elsewhere for its handling of the Dulles Metrorail project, including a squabble over a labor agreement for Phase 2 of the line that will run from Reston to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County — currently includes three presidential appointees, five appointees from Virginia, three from D.C. and three from Maryland. Wolf’s proposed legislation …