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Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Republican incumbent Rep. Bob Goodlatte was noticeably absent from a debate between 6th Congressional District candidates Tuesday evening in Harrisonburg. Libertarian Party candidate Stuart Bain and Modern Whig Party candidate Jeff Vanke delivered their (sometimes enigmatic) remarks on a myriad of issues in front of an audience of about two hundred at Memorial Hall.

DREAM Act Dead For Now

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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The DREAM Act, the bill that would grant a path to permanent residency for many children of unauthorized immigrants, was effectively killed in the Senate Tuesday. The Washington Post reports: Republicans used a procedural vote to block the bill. Immigration advocates accused Republicans of sacrificing the well-being of thousands of young people to cater to […]

DREAM Act Arrestee Tells Her Story

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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DREAM Act Arrestee Tells Her Story

Harrisonburg college grad-turned-immigration reform activist Isabel Castillo was arrested outside Sen. Harry Reid’s office in Washington D.C. Tuesday evening for participating in a sit-in supporting passage of the DREAM Act. Why did she do it?

Harrisonburg Immigrant Activist Arrested In DC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Harrisonburg Immigrant Activist Arrested In DC

Harrisonburg immigration activist Isabel Castillo, an unauthorized immigrant, was arrested outside Sen. Harry Reid’s office in Washington D.C. Tuesday for participating in a protest supporting passage of the DREAM Act. Castillo was in one of three groups of recent college graduates arrested for staging sit-ins in front of senators’ offices.

Goodlatte Co-Sponsors Global Internet Bill

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte is one of two congressional Republicans and eight Democrats sponsoring a bill that they say “focuses on trade barriers and restrictive technology standards that threaten the free flow of information and undermine global trade.” The bill, introduced in the House Thursday, addresses foreign governments such as China or Iran that “place onerous […]

Hundreds March for DREAM Act

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Hundreds March for DREAM Act

Hundreds of area immigrants and residents marched and rallied in support of the DREAM Act Wednesday evening in downtown Harrisonburg. Organizers urged Sen. Mark Warner to co-sponsor the bill that would grant children of unauthorized immigrants who arrived with their parents as minors “the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency.” Rebecca Martinez reports in today’s […]

Goodlatte & The Gambling Debate

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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For years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has arguably been the most outspoken critic of online gambling on Capitol Hill. Legislation he sponsored in 2006 helped make internet gambling illegal in the U.S. But yesterday, online gambling was back up for debate before the House Ways and Means Committee, and Goodlatte had to defend his position once […]

No Dem Challenger for Goodlatte

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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No Dem Challenger for Goodlatte

In the spring of 2007, Sam Rasoul began his long, ambitious campaign to challenge Republican incumbent Congressman Bob Goodlatte for the sixth district seat in 2008. Now, less than seven months out from the November 2010 election, no challenger has stepped forward from the Democratic Party to challenge Goodlatte. Although there will be other names […]

Obama: “Healthcare Now,” Goodlatte: “Reset”

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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While President Obama is making his big push to pass his version of health care reform in Washington, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been in the Shenandoah Valley, urging to put the brakes on current negotiations and start over.

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