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Vice President Kamala Harris applauds as President Joe Biden speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
10 Accomplishments of the First Two Years of the Biden-Harris Administration

Over the past two years, the Biden-Harris administration and the Democratic-run House and Senate acted to lower healthcare and drug costs; fight climate change and reduce energy costs; invest in mental health care; and invest in American manufacturing and infrastructure.

Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford, speaks to the Senate Agriculture, Chesepeake and Natural Resources committee Tuesday. (Charlie Paullin/Virginia Mercury)
Democrats on Virginia Senate committee reject Clean Car standards repeal

Along party lines, a Virginia Senate committee on Tuesday voted to kill a slate of Republican proposals to repeal the state’s adoption of California’s Clean Car standards, which set stricter vehicle emissions limits than the federal government imposes and mandate that all new vehicles sold be zero-emission starting in 2035.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File
10 Ways the Federal Government Delivered for American Workers and Families This Year

Under Democratic control, the federal government acted to lower healthcare and prescription drug costs; fight climate change and lower energy costs; invest in gun safety and mental healthcare; and implement a generational investment in American industry, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger says she's focusing on clean energy and conservation legislation in Congress
Spanberger Highlights Clean Energy, Conservation Legislation

Politicians love to talk about protecting the environment on the campaign trail, but what's happening in Richmond and DC to actually put conservation practices in place? Rep. Abigail Spanberger says Virginia is taking steps to encourage clean energy on conservation practices.

A look at Alexandria's Commonwealth Avenue after the Sept.  flood.
Want to Reduce Virginia’s Flooding Problem? There’s a Tool for That

DANVILLE - A 100-year flood only happens once every century, right?

After the September flood, Diana and Vinay Oberoi's basement filled with water.
One Month Later, Alexandria Residents Still Searching for Flood Protection

ALEXANDRIA - Diana and Vinay Oberoi were excited to move in 2018. Now they're cleaning up flood damage for the third time.

A look at Alexandria's Commonwealth Avenue after the Sept.  flood.
What’s The Solution? Alexandria Deals With Flood Damage

ALEXANDRIA-In July 2019, LaMonica Johnston’s 7-week-old son almost drowned in her own home.