House OKs 2.6 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a pay raise for civilian federal employees, a step that lawmakers said shows respect for a workforce that just endured a 35-day partial government shutdown.
The 2.6 percent raise matches the raise given to the military last year and would override a pay freeze imposed by President Donald Trump. The measure, passed by a 259-161 vote, goes to the Senate, where its prospects are unclear.
Bulova will not seek third term at helm of Fairfax County
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The top political figure in Virginia's largest jurisdiction says she won't seek another term.
Sharon Bulova is chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County. The 71-year-old Democrat announced Thursday that she won't seek re-election next year.
Bulova said in a phone interview that she will support Democratic Supervisor Jeff McKay to succeed her.
RESTON, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl as she and her friends returned to a mosque in Virginia (all times local):
A crowd of several thousand has gathered for a vigil organized by the Muslim Student Association at a slain Virginia teen's high school.
3 of 4 Dem. congressman from Virginia to skip inauguration
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three of four Democratic congressmen from Virginia say they'll skip Friday's presidential inauguration.
They are U.S. Reps Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly and Donald McEachin. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2ja4WAM) that Congressman Bobby Scott will attend Donald Trump's swearing in.
Metro head: Trains need to run on time to get riders back
WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld told members of Congress that his agency will have to focus on reliability to get riders back after a year-long maintenance blitz.
Congressmen urge Egypt to release Virginia woman from jail
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aya Hijazi grew up in the U.S., but after college she returned to her native Egypt to start a foundation dedicated to helping children. That, her family says, made her a target of Egypt's authoritarian regime and has landed her in jail on trumped up charges for the last two years.
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