Law and Policy


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

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Trump Wanted the IRS to Investigate His Political Enemies, According to His Former Chief of Staff

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe. 

Can I Opt Out of the Child Tax Credit Payments? Here’s The Answer

DANVILLE-What if I want to wait until next year's tax return to get the child tax credit? It's definitely doable. Here's how.

Yes, Virginia, Schools Will Open Five Days A Week This Fall

COLLINSVILLE-Virginia schools will open five days a week this fall. So why are politicians saying differently? It seems they forgot SB 1303.

Virginia Moms Left The Workforce During The Pandemic. Could A New Law Bring Them Back?

RICHMOND-Millions of Virginia moms left the workforce last year due to the pandemic. A new law outlines a plan to get them back.

In a photo posted to social media by Robertson, the two men pose in the Capitol Crypt on Jan. 6.
Former Rocky Mount Cop Argues His Gun Order Didn’t Break Judge’s Ban

ROCKY MOUNT- A former Rocky Mount police officer linked to the Jan. 6 attack argues he didn't violate a court order by buying guns, despite being banned from possessing them.

From Voting Access to Gun Rights, Which Virginia Laws Changed July 1?

RICHMOND-When the clock hit midnight, changes happened across the Commonwealth. Here's a look at the new Virginia laws taking effect.