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The Politics Hour - Oct 11, 2013

D.C. officials lock horns with congressional Democrats over funding for the District during the federal government shutdown. The government closures continue to affect the economies of Maryland, Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions. And the political dynamics of divisive debates on Capitol Hill spillover into Virginia's gubernatorial race. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Virginia Del. David Ramadan said he does not support the current proposal for construction of the Bi-County Parkway. Ramadan represents the 87th district in Loudoun and Prince William counties, which the parkway would link. He said it was time for a "fresh start," citing issues such as where the parkway would end, and said the proposal should be tabled for the next administration. "This project hasn't matured yet," he said.

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