Ken Plum: Conservation as a way of life

plumFor those whose parents lived through the Great Depression, you can skip the next few sentences since you know what I am about to say. For my younger readers, let me explain that life during the great depression (1935 to the mid-1940s) was so difficult that it made an indelible mark on the way that people thought and lived. Jobs, money, food and the basic necessities of life were in such short supply that most everyone learned to be very careful in the use of all their resources. The impact of scarce resources diverted for use in the war effort during World War II reinforced their conserving way of living. Continue reading

Statement of Sen. Warner on Formation of Task Force to Combat Campus Sexual Assault in Virginia

Warner, Mark-020209-18425- 0011U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement today upon news that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has created a task force to combat sexual violence at the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Sen. Warner and a bipartisan group of seven Senate colleagues recently introduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses. Continue reading

Virginia Delegation Applauds Finalization of $1.3 Billion Loan For Rail To Dulles

Warner, Mark-020209-18425- 0011The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today applauded news that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has closed on a $1.28 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan to proceed with its construction plans for phase two of the Rail to Dulles project. Continue reading