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U.S. Congress

Virginia Senators

My Approved Portraits

Senator Tim Kaine has helped people throughout his life as a missionary, civil rights lawyer, teacher and elected official. He is one of 30 people in American history to have served as a Mayor, Governor and United States Senator. Tim was elected to the Senate in 2012 as a can-do optimist skilled in bringing people together across old lines of party, race or region. In the Senate, he serves on the Armed Services, Budget, Foreign Relations and Aging Committees. He is Ranking Member of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development.

Senator Kaine Website
Staff Directory
Write to Tim (web form)
DC Office: 202-224-4024
Abingdon: 276-525-4790
Danville: 434-792-0976
Manassas: 703-361-3192
Richmond: 804-771-2221
Roanoke: 540-682-5693
Virginia Beach: 757-518-1674
FiveThirtyEight Congress Tracker (Trump score)

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Senator Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Rules Committees as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he is the Vice Chairman. During his time in the Senate, Senator Warner has established himself as a bipartisan leader who has worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to cut red tape, increase government performance and accountability, and promote private sector innovation and job creation. Senator Warner has been recognized as a national leader in fighting for our military men and women and veterans, and in working to find bipartisan, balanced solutions to address our country’s debt and deficit.

Senator Warner Website
Comment on a Nominee (web form)
Other Comments, Questions, Concerns (web form)
DC Office: 202-224-2023
Abingdon: 276-628-8158
Norfolk: 757-441-3079
Richmond: 804-775-2314
Roanoke: 540-857-2676
Vienna: 703-442-0670
FiveThirtyEight Congress Tracker (Trump score)

Virginia 8th District Representative

Don_Beyer,_official_114th_Congress_photo_portrait.jpgCongressman Don Beyer is serving his first term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, is Ranking Member on the Oversight Subcommittee to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998, and was Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Obama.

Congressman Beyer Website
Contact Don (web form)
DC Office: 202-225-4376
Alexandria Office: 703-658-5403
FiveThirtyEight Congress Tracker (Trump score)

Other Virginia Representatives

Find your Representative using the Directory of Representatives

Rep. Robert Wittman – Virginia’s 1st RDistrict, (R)
Rep. Scott Taylor – Virginia’s 2nd District, (R)
Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott – Virginia’s 3rd District, (D)
Rep. Donald McEachin – Virginia’s 4th District, (D)
Rep. Thomas Garrett – Virginia’s 5th District, (R)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte – Virginia’s 6th District, (R)
Rep. David “Dave” Brat – Virginia’s 7th District, (R)
Rep. Donald Beyer – Virginia’s 8th District, (D)
Rep. Morgan Griffith – Virginia’s 9th District, (R)
Rep. Barbara Comstock – Virginia’s 10th District, (R)
Rep. Gerald Connolly – Virginia’s 11th District, (D)

Congressional Committees

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Legislation

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Public Laws

Active Legislation

Bills Presented to the President but not yet Signed

Virginia General Assembly

Who’s My Legislator? (find your State Delegate and State Senator)

Virginia Legislative Information System (search and track legislation)

General Assembly

Virginia House Democrats

OneVirginia2021.org (Virginians for fair redistricting)

White House

After the inauguration, the White House shut down the telephone comments line. As a work around, citizens started calling Trump businesses and hotels. As of February 16, news sources reported that the comments line was reopened, but the phone number had not been added to the White House contact web page. Here are the numbers from an archived web page:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

White House Website

Executive Orders

Contact the White House (web form)

We the People Petitions

Federal Agencies

Climate Fact Sheets for U.S. States and Territories Removed from EPA Website

Virginia Executive Branch

Governor Terry McAuliffe

Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam

Attorney General Mark R. Herring

Elected November 2017:

Governor: Ralph Northam

Lieutenant Governor: Justin Fairfax

Attorney General: Mark Herring

Other Progressive Organizations

Indivisible Northern Virginia (This website is a resource, not a group. Indivisiblenova.com compiles actions and events from like-minded Indivisible, Resistance, and Democratic groups throughout Northern Virginia into a central, discussion-free space)

Vote411.org (election information from League of Women Voters)

Indivisible VA District8 Plus

Indivisible VA District 10 Discussion

Old Town Indivisible

WofA (We of Action)

Indivisible Act Locally (search groups across the country)

Activate Virginia

Network NoVa

Swing Left (Take Back the House – District 10)

Progressive Organizations in Virginia (from Irregular News)

Nasty Women Get Shit Done PDX

Leading U.S. Progressive Organizations (from START)

News Sources

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Business Insider

CNN

FEDweek

Government Executive

The Hill

The Intercept

The New York Times

The New Yorker

ProPublica

Real Clear Politics

Roll Call

Vox

The Washington Post

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