The vote was 56-40 in favor of the measure, which funds nearly the entire government through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
U.S. probation office suggests at least 10 years and a month with 12 years and 7 months at most.
The House has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill after President Obama phoned Democratic lawmakers, urging them to back it.
Congress has passed legislation requiring states to report yearly the number of deaths in police custody to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
McDonnell’s ties to his trial judge date back to 1997 when he voted against the judge’s wife’s nomination to the Va. Supreme Court.
Republican Todd Pillion has won a special election to fill a southwest Virginia seat in theHouse of Delegates.
With time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
The latest count gives the GOP a 246-188 majority. One race, in Arizona, is still outstanding.
The memorial site at Capitol Square, just in front of the Patrick Henry Building, remembers 32 national guard soldiers and 870 public safety…
Obama is to announce Friday that he will nominate Carter as Hagel’s successor.
The State Board of Health voted Thursday to begin revising Virginia’s hotly debated abortion clinic regulations.
Christmas is always an over-the-top event at the White House. This month 65,000 guests are expected, 26 trees are decorated and 106 voluntee…
President Barack Obama plans to announce his pick to lead the Pentagon on Friday.
The most controversial regulation that took effect requires abortion clinics to meet the same strict building standards as new hospitals.
A Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient helped House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, light the tree Tuesday in Washington.