After calls to widen Route 1 in Fairfax County to accomodate traffic from Fort Belvoir, delegates in the county are now backing a plan to widen in place, rather than route the road around historic property.
The 1939 Hatch Act prohibiting federal employees from using their jobs to partisan ends could never have anticipated modern communication. GovExec's Kellie Lunney discusses the prospects and bounds of reform.
While it wouldn't seem like an agricultural authorization bill would have a lot to do with the D.C. area, the one being considered in Congress right now has ramifications both for Chesapeake cleanup and for Food Stamp recipients.
The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have instituted new rules to ease the gap in salaries between men and women, was shot down in the Senate Tuesday, over the objections of area lawmakers like Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
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