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$150 Million For U.S. 1 Too Late To Help With Fall BRAC Traffic

Leaders in Northern Virginia are congratulating their congressmen for securing $150 million to help with the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process. But a meeting Wednesday underscored how much work is left to be done.

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Power Breakfast: A Bill To Protect Military Paychecks During Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

As bills go, this one’s got "slam-dunk" written all over it. With exactly one week remaining on the clock for budget negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, Republicans Jack Kingston of Georgia and Louie Gohmert of Texas laid it out.

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Virginia Governor Signs Veteran-Friendly Bills

Virginia's governor, Bob McDonnell, has signed into law 25 bills aimed at assisting active-duty members of the military, veterans and their families. And a second goal of the new laws is to help make Virginia the most veteran-friendly state.

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Power Breakfast: Diverse Views On U.S. Military Action In Libya

From Capitol News Connection:

Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are both Republicans; they have similar voting records. But they don't exactly see eye-to-eye on how to assess the President's approach so far in Libya.

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Virginia Guard Members Deploy To Afghanistan

More than 40 soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard are headed to Afghanistan.

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Power Breakfast: Constitutionality Of The U.S.'s Presence In Libya Questioned

From Capitol News Connection:

Congressman Dennis Kucinich plans to introduce an amendment that would block the use of federal dollars to pay for U.S. military operations in Libya.

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Public Invited To Remember Last Doughboy

Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, died at the age of 110 in February. People who want to pay their respects to the last American veteran of World War I will be able to do in Washington, D.C.

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