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Robert Hurt Introduces Legislation to Give Private Property Owners a Voice in Shoreline Management Plan Development
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) recently introduced the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, H.R. 2929, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma). This legislation would amend the Federal Power Act to ensure that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) considers private property ownership rights when issuing a license or enforcement action over hydro-power projects at Smith Mountain Lake and other similar areas throughout the country.
FAAR Welcomes New Marketing Director
Julie comes to FAAR with previous real estate experience as a licensed agent selling new homes and a REALTOR® with 1st Choice Better Homes and Land. In addition, she has significant marketing experience from her positions with local nursing homes.
KAINE STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING ON HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project
GOODLATTE: IMPLEMENTATION OF PRIORITY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM ENDANGERS OUR COMMUNITIES
The House Judiciary Committee recently learned that the Obama Administration has begun to implement its Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), which replaces the successful Secure Communities program and allows significant numbers of criminal aliens to remain in the United States. PEP is part of the unilateral changes to the U.S. immigration system announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014
KAINE CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION, ACTION TO ADDRESS MORTGAGE INDUSTRY HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined a group of senators in sending a letter to federal housing, finance, and consumer protection regulators calling for an investigation into potential violations of the Fair Housing Act by banks and lenders neglecting the maintenance of foreclosed homes based on the racial makeup of communities where the properties are located.
Governor Kicks Off 100-Day Challenge to Improve Housing for Individuals with Disabilities
Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of a 100-day challenge to kick off the Commonwealth’s Housing and Supportive Services (HSS) initiative to increase integrated, independent housing options for people with an intellectual or developmental disability in the Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and Richmond regions.
Public Meeting on King Street, Callahan Drive and Russell Road Intersection Safety Project
The City's Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Transportation Planning Division will hold a public information meeting on the King Street, Callahan Drive & Russell Road Intersection Safety project on Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street.
City of Alexandria Launches Online Real Estate Taxpayer Receipt
The City of Alexandria has launched a new online Real Estate Taxpayer Receipt to help real estate taxpayers better understand what percentage of revenue funds each programmatic area of City spending. “This new online tool provides one more way for taxpayers and all Alexandria stakeholders to learn about how City government raises and spends money to help meet community needs,” said City Manager Mark B. Jinks.
Warner & Blunt Introduce Legislation to Reduce Underutilized Federal Property
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation to reduce the number of underutilized federal properties, a move that could save taxpayers $9 billion over the next 10 years. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are also original cosponsors of the Civilian Property Realignment Act (CPRA).
AMSEC renews long-term lease, plans to upgrade NetCenter offices
AMSEC LLC, which provides technical services, IT solutions, maintenance and more to the U.S. Navy and various Defense Department and commercial clients, has renewed its lease and is upgrading its offices at the NetCenter on Mercury Boulevard