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NOTE: Our Contact Information Has Changed

Representative Barbara Comstock is no longer the Delegate serving the 34th District in the Virginia General Assembly. To reach Representative Barbara Comstock office (VA-10) please visit her website: https://comstock.house.gov/contact.

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Posted on 01/15/15


VA Dept. of Health: Ebola Response, Information and Guidelines

Click here for information about what the Commonwealth of Virginia is doing to protect citizens against the Ebola virus. In response to the Ebola outbreak in the United States, the Virginia Department of Health is taking a number of steps to address the issue here in the Commonwealth.

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Posted on 10/31/14


Constitutional Amendment To Support Military Families

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Posted on 10/27/14


WaPo: More than 250 human trafficking victims in Northern Virginia last year

A recent report indicates that 250 victims of human trafficking were in Northern Virginia last year. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 10/08/14


Statement Of Delegate Barbara Comstock on Eid al-Adha

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement marking Eid al-Adha.

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Posted on 10/04/14


Statement of Delegate Barbara Comstock on Yom Kippur

Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement marking the beginning of Yom Kippur.

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Posted on 10/03/14


Statement of Delegate Barbara Comstock on Rosh Hashanah

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement marking the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

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Posted on 09/24/14


Statement of Delegate Barbara Comstock on the passing of Delegate Vince Callahan

Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement Saturday on the death of former House Appropriations Committee Chairman and former 34th District Delegate for 40 years, Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.

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Posted on 09/20/14


Statement From Delegate Barbara Comstock On the Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement marking the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

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Posted on 09/11/14


School Supplies for Financially Limited Students

With many Fairfax and Loudoun schools opening next week, I wanted to take this opportunity to pass along ways to help financially limited students and families by donating school supplies.

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Posted on 08/27/14


Mid-Summer Lyme Disease Reminder

Please stay alert regarding ticks and tick borne illnesses such as Lyme disease by continuing to limit your exposure to ticks, and practice preventative measures when outside. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 08/05/14


Metro Silver Line and Sales Tax Holiday: The Comstock Connection

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Posted on 07/31/14


Delegate Comstock's Statement On The Opening Of The Silver Line Metro

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) released the following statement today regarding the opening of Metrorail's Silver Line to Wiehle Avenue.

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Posted on 07/26/14


Advisory: Express Lanes Price Alerts Now Available

I wanted to make sure you were aware of the latest news from the Express Lanes. Customized price alerts are now available for delivery right to your inbox or cell phone.

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Posted on 07/15/14


The Comstock Connection- 7/7

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Posted on 07/07/14


Delegate Barbara Comstock's Research and Development Tax Expense Credit Bill Signed By The Governor At Ceremony In Richmond

On Wednesday, July 2, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) joined the Governor, her colleagues in the General Assembly, Northern Virginia business leaders and representatives from Virginia colleges and universities for a bill signing ceremony. Delegate Comstock's legislation, HB 1220, was included and works to expand the state's research and development tax credit to promote research and development, primarily in technology companies.

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Posted on 07/03/14


Hurricane Arthur Update

Please prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Arthur's effects as early as Friday morning. Ahead of the hurricane, there is also the possibility of severe thunderstorms today.

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Posted on 07/03/14


2014 Changes To Virginia's Laws- Effective Today, July 1st

I wanted to make sure you that you are aware of new laws that take effect today, July 1st, 2014. Click here to review 2014 Changes to Virginia's Laws.

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Posted on 07/02/14


"Great Falls Honors The Fallen" - Virginia Connection Newspapers

Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial. Click here to read the full article.

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Posted on 05/28/14


VDOT Alerts

I wanted to make sure you were aware of VDOT alerts regarding projects that will affect traffic patterns in the 34th District. I encourage everyone to drive safe and be patient as you are passing through any work zones during the busy summer months and especially this holiday weekend.

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Posted on 05/22/14


Virginia Chamber Recognizes Delegate Comstock With Economic Competitiveness Award and Champion of Free Enterprise Award

Delegate Comstock (R-34) released the following statement upon receiving the Economic Competitiveness Award, Champion of Free Enterprise Award and an A/100 rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Legislative Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 15th.

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Posted on 05/16/14


Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure In Fairfax And Loudoun Counties

I wanted to make sure you were aware of an important cautionary health alert affecting people in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. As you may have read in the newspapers or heard on television news broadcasts, Fairfax and Loudoun County health departments are informing people who were at various locations in Fairfax and Loudoun counties between April 23 and May 1, 2014 that they may have been exposed to a person with measles. Northern Virginia area health officials are mounting a coordinated effort to identify people who may have been exposed. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 05/08/14


For Immediate Release: Delegate Comstock Recognizes May As Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Delegate Barbara Comstock (34-VA) released the following statement recognizing May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. Click here to read the full-text statement.

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Posted on 05/05/14


Delegate Barbara Comstock Announces New Class Of Her Young Women's Leadership Program

Delegate Barbara Comstock (34-VA) has officially notified the second class of her Young Women's Leadership Program of their acceptance into this popular program.

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Posted on 05/02/14


More Winter Weather Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, from 7:00 PM March 16, until 2:00 PM March 17, for Northern Virginia with four to eight inches of snow forecast. Winds of up to 15 mph, with gusts of 20mph are forecast.

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Posted on 03/16/14


Delegate Barbara Comstock Accepting Applications To The Young Women's Leadership Program

Delegate Barbara Comstock (34-VA) has officially launched the second year of her Young Women's Leadership Program, which provides young women enrolled in middle school and high school the opportunity to meet and interact with women in leadership positions in government, politics and business. Click here to learn more and to download the application.

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Posted on 03/09/14


Track the Snowplows!

VDOT snowplows are out in full force. You can track their location and see their progress at: http://vdotplows.org. This website also provides numerous webcams to view live roadway conditions. Click here for more information.

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Posted on 03/03/14


Winter Storm Approaching- Important Information

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 12:00 AM March 3, until 6:00 PM March 3, for Northern Virginia with six to nine inches of snow forecast. Freezing rain and sleet are expected to turn to snow between 2:00 AM and 5:00 AM Monday morning and could be heavy at times. Winds of up to 15 mph are forecast.

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Posted on 03/02/14


Delegate Comstock's House Joint Resolution Honoring Congressman Frank Wolf Passes House

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) issued the following statement on the passage of House Joint Resolution 285 from the House of Delegates which honors Congressman Frank Wolf.

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Posted on 02/25/14


Statement From Delegate Comstock On Funding For Her Budget Amendment For The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Richmond, VA- Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) issued the following statement regarding the release of the House Appropriations Subcommittee's report on House Bill 29 and 30, the budget bill. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 02/18/14


The Comstock Connection 2/17/2014

Last week was Crossover here at the General Assembly, the deadline by which all action must be completed on legislation in its house of origin. The House of Delegates has completed its work on bills and resolutions introduced in the House and those that passed have been communicated to the Senate.

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Posted on 02/17/14


Winter Storm Update

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Northern Virginia beginning Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and ending Thursday at 10:00 p.m..

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Posted on 02/12/14


HB 387 Passes Both Houses During Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) issued the following statement recognizing Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

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Posted on 02/11/14


Pulse Oximetry Legislation Passes The House Of Delegates

Yesterday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation that would save the lives of newborn babies by expanding screening for critical congenital heart defects.

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Posted on 01/29/14


Delegate Barbara Comstock Honors the Life and Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) issued the following statement commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Posted on 01/20/14


Greetings from Richmond!

The Virginia General Assembly opened its 2014 session on Wednesday.

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Posted on 01/10/14


Pre-Legislative Session Events Cancellation

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Posted on 01/03/14


Merry Christmas!

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Blessed Holiday Season and New Year.

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Posted on 12/23/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock's Statement on Congressman Frank Wolf's Retirement

Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement on Congressman Frank Wolf's retirement

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Posted on 12/17/13


Winter Weather Update- Reporting Power Outages and Downed Trees

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire Northern Virginia region calling for a mixture of freezing rain and snow to hit the area on Tuesday morning. The watch is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted on 12/09/13


Preparing For Today's Winter Weather

A storm system is forecast to affect Virginia this afternoon/evening through early Monday morning with freezing rain and a wintry mix. As you know, we will be monitoring events as they occur and get you updated information from VDOT, Dominion Power, local officials and others. Please share this information with friends and family.

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Posted on 12/08/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock Named Chairwoman Of House Science And Technology Committee

Yesterday, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) was named Chairwoman of the House Science and Technology Committee by Speaker Bill Howell (R-28).

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Posted on 12/05/13


The Comstock Connection 11/26/13

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Posted on 11/26/13


Statement From Delegate Barbara Comstock Marking Veterans Day

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) today issued the following statement honoring Veterans Day.

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Posted on 11/11/13


We won! Thank you!

We won! Tuesday, we had a great victory thanks to all of your hard work and support!

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Posted on 11/07/13


Vote today!

Polls are open today, Tuesday, November 5th from 6:00am to 7:00pm. Find your polling location at www.vahousegop.com/vote.

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Posted on 11/05/13


Vote tomorrow! Elections are about who shows up!

Poll open tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5th from 6:00am to 7:00pm.

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Posted on 11/04/13


A Message from the Honorable Nancy Falck

Former Dranesville District Supervisor endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock.

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Posted on 11/03/13


The Comstock Record on Education

Setting the record straight on Barbara's strong advocacy for our children.

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Posted on 11/02/13


Rep. Frank Wolf: "Vote for my friend Barbara Comstock."

"Barbara is an honest, ethical, and trustworthy leader with passion and commitment. No one is working harder to tackle the challenges facing our community."

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Posted on 11/02/13


Delegate Comstock Wins McLean Debate

Challenger Murphy makes no mention of jobs and economy and offers no response to her personal tax delinquencies.

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Posted on 10/23/13


October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Posted on 10/16/13


Delegate Comstock Wins Loudoun Debate

Susan Falconer, Campaign Manager for Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement about this morning's Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Debate Forum.

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Posted on 10/15/13


The Comstock Connection 10/10/13

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Posted on 10/10/13


Watch Delegate Comstock's new Cable TV ad that just went up this week - Delegate Barbara Comstock - she works for us!

Delegate Barbara Comstock - she works for us!

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Posted on 09/30/13


NVTC TechPAC Endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock

Delegate Comstock continues to win business endorsements including the support of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's TechPAC. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 09/27/13


Absentee Voting Started last Friday!

Every single vote counts, so please make sure you vote this election. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 09/27/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock Endorsed by Virginia Credit Union League

McLean, VA - This week, Delegate Barbara Comstock received the endorsement of the Virginia Credit Union League (VCUL), a trade association for the member-owned Credit Unions in Virginia, for her re-election campaign to Virginia's 34th District of the House of Delegates.

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Posted on 09/20/13


Statement From Del. Barbara Comstock Marking Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 09/19/13


Northern Virginia Tech Leader Voices Support For Delegate Comstock

In case you missed it, click here to read a letter to the editor from Great Falls resident and local tech leader, John Backus, Managing Partner of New Atlantic Ventures. Please share this letter with your friends and colleagues to remind them of the leadership Delegate Comstock has demonstrated.

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Posted on 09/18/13


Humane Dominion Endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock

This week, Delegate Barbara Comstock received the endorsement of Humane Dominion for her re-election campaign for Virginia's 34th House of Delegates seat. Humane Dominion's mission is to educate our fellow citizens and their elected representatives on how the choices we make through our government impact the humane treatment of Virginia's animals and to advocate for protection and humane treatment of Virginia's animals, guided by mercy, compassion and our common humanity

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Posted on 09/18/13


Statement From Delegate Barbara Comstock On Yom Kippur

This evening marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days of the year for those of the Jewish faith.

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Posted on 09/13/13


Statement From Delegate Barbara Comstock On The Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) released the following statement marking the anniversary of September 11, 2001.

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Posted on 09/11/13


NFIB Endorses Delegate Comstock

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has endorsed Delegate Barbara Comstock's reelection campaign for the 34th Virginia House of Delegates District. The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

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Posted on 09/05/13


Statement From Delegate Barbara Comstock On Rosh Hashanah

Delegate Comstock marks Rosh Hashanah and wishes all those of the Jewish faith a Happy New Year. L'shanah tovah.

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Posted on 09/04/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock Writes Letter In Support Of Loudoun For Full Day Kindergarten

Click here to read a letter Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) wrote in support of Loudoun For Full Day Kindergarten's initiative to bring all-day kindergarten programs to all Loudoun County Public Schools.

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Posted on 09/03/13


Virginia Police Benevolent Association Endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock announced she received the endorsement of the Virginia Division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association which represents 30,000 current and retired law enforcement officials.

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Posted on 09/03/13


Apply To Our Fall 2013 Internship Program

The Comstock for Delegate campaign is currently searching for middle school, high school and college students who are eager to learn about grassroots campaigning and public service. Student interns will gain knowledge about the political process and learn to become adept communicators through hands-on experience with Delegate Barbara Comstock and her constituents in the 34th District of Virginia.

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Posted on 08/30/13


Farm Bureau Federation Endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock

This week, Delegate Barbara Comstock received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) AgPAC, their political action committee, for her reelection campaign for Virginia's 34th House of Delegates seat. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 08/28/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock Endorsed By Virginia Association of Realtors

The Virginia Association of Realtors recently made their endorsement of Delegate Barbara Comstock for re-election to the House of Delegates in the 34th District. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 08/27/13


New Veterans Employment Initiative

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) recently established a program to match military veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to local technology companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees.

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Posted on 08/23/13


Op-Ed: Investing in 21st Century Industries and Jobs

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Posted on 08/22/13


The Comstock Connection 8/19/13

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Posted on 08/19/13


The Comstock Connection 8/7/2013

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Posted on 08/07/13


Op-Ed: New Lyme Disease Legislation Now In Effect

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Posted on 08/03/13


Virginia's Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 2-4, 2013

The 2013-2014 school year is quickly approaching and I would like to remind you of the upcoming back-to-school tax holiday, which is August 2nd through 4th. During these days, certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax.

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Posted on 08/01/13


Delegate Comstock Writes Letter To Fairfax County Board of Supervisors On Proposed Fairfax Connector Route 432

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock and Delegate Mark Keam sent the following letter to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in opposition to the proposed Bus Route 432 which would impact the Creek Crossing neighborhoods in Vienna.

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Posted on 07/29/13


The Comstock Connection

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Posted on 07/26/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock Endorsed by Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce's NOVABizPAC

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce's NOVABizPAC recently made their endorsement of Delegate Barbara Comstock for re-election to the House of Delegates in the 34th District.

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Posted on 07/22/13


July 18th Fundraiser

Join Barbara next Thursday, July 18, for a fundraiser for her campaign with Rep. Robert Hurt (VA-5) and Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-5)

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Posted on 07/12/13


Delegate Comstock Writes a Letter to the Virginia ABC Board

I sent the following letter to the ABC Board about the recent troubling incident of a young woman being arrested in Charlottesville when ABC plains clothes officers mistakenly thought she had purchased beer.

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Posted on 07/06/13


The Comstock Connection 7/3/13

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Posted on 07/03/13


On The Trail

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Posted on 07/02/13


June 29th Birthday Reception

Join us for a birthday reception in honor of Delegate Comstock on Saturday, June 29th!

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Posted on 06/21/13


June 5th Reception Featuring Majority Leader Eric Cantor

Join us for a reception in honor of Delegate Barbara Comstock on June 5th featuring Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Posted on 05/30/13


Memorial Day Update

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Posted on 05/24/13


Delegate Comstock Recognizes May As Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it is important to be mindful of this vital health issue and growing epidemic.

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Posted on 05/21/13


The Comstock Connection 5.16.13

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Posted on 05/16/13


Delegate Comstock Receives An "A" Rating From Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Delegate Comstock (R-34) received an "A" Rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce on their 2013 Legislative Report Card at the annual Chamber Legislative Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 8.

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Posted on 05/09/13


Advisory: Delegate Comstock To Host School Class Size Working Group Meeting This Monday

Delegate Comstock (R-34) will host a community forum on Monday, May 13th with David Foster, President of the Virginia Board of Education at the Forestville Elementary School Library. Delegate Comstock's school class size working group is working with parents and school leaders to discuss and address the issue of reducing class sizes in the 34th District's public schools.

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Posted on 05/08/13


In Case You Missed It: "Human Trafficking In Our Backyard"

In case you missed our Human Trafficking Community Forum last Friday with Detective Bill Woolf (pictured above), Congressman Wolf and Delegate Hugo at the McLean Community Center, I wanted to take this opportunity in light of recent national news, as well as news right here in our neighborhoods, to highlight some of the reports on this issue.

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Posted on 05/08/13


Statement From Delegate Barbara Comstock Honoring Teacher Appreciation Week

Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock (34-VA) released the following statement celebrating our teachers and in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6th- 10th.

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Posted on 05/07/13


Delegate Comstock To Host Community Forum On Dangers of Distracted Driving

Delegate Comstock (R-34) will host a community forum on Tuesday, May 7th with a panel of local experts and officials to educate the community about the dangers of distracted driving and inform residents about the new law in Virginia which prohibits texting while driving that passed during the 2013 legislative session at the General Assembly.

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Posted on 05/06/13


Colvin Run Mill Needs Community Support

Click here for more information about an opportunity whereby you can help to restore the historic Colvin Run Mill that we are privileged to have in Great Falls. There is no cost involved - just vote for Colvin Run Mill!

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Posted on 04/24/13


The Comstock Connection 4/23/13

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Posted on 04/23/13


Delegate Comstock and Congressman Wolf To Host Human Trafficking Forum

Delegate Comstock (R-34) will host a town hall meeting on Friday, May 3rd with Congressman Wolf and a panel of local experts, federal and state officials to educate the community about human sex trafficking in Virginia and how the Commonwealth is cracking down on this growing crime and how we can further increase awareness of the threat posed in our area.

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Posted on 04/21/13


Governor McDonnell Declares April 16, 2013 as "Virginia TechRemembrance Day" in the Commonwealth

Today is Virginia Tech Remembrance Day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all of those touched by the tragedy at Virginia Tech, six years ago, on April 16, 2007.

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Posted on 04/16/13


Observance Of National Days of Remembrance This Week

Sunday marked the beginning of the National Days of Remembrance which will continue throughout this week. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims.

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Posted on 04/08/13


Delegate Comstock Announces Funding Secured For A New Sound Wall On Beltway To Protect Scotts Run Community

Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) today announced that funding has been approved for construction of a sound wall at the Scotts Run community in McLean.

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Posted on 04/08/13


Delegate Barbara Comstock Marks The Persian New Year Celebrated By Her Iranian-American Constituents

Today marks the Persian New Year and what is referred to as Norouz, the first day of Spring. Happy Norouz!

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Posted on 03/20/13


Delegate Comstock's HB 1385 and HB 1931 Signed By Governor

The Governor has signed my “Secret Ballot Protection Act” and my “Keep Employees Emails and Phones Secure Act."

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Posted on 03/19/13


2013 General Assembly Overview of Legislation Promoting School Safety

For a complete overview of actions we took this legislative session to provide for school safety and address some of the underlying problems present in these situations, click here.

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Posted on 03/17/13


Delegate Comstock's HB 1933, the "Lyme Disease Information Disclosure Act" Signed By Governor

Yesterday, the Governor signed House Bill 1933, the "Lyme Disease Information Disclosure Act." HB 1933 requires physicians to provide disclosure to people who are tested for Lyme Disease about problems with testing reliability.

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Posted on 03/14/13


Update: Information on the Winter Storm

Six or more inches are possible across the Washington suburbs today and the NWS has issued a winter weather advisory through 3:00 a.m. on Thursday. Click here to read the latest information on the winter storm.

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Posted on 03/06/13


Evening Update On The Winter Storm

While it appears that the worst of the storm is to the west of our area, please be careful as slushy, wet roads could become icy overnight and through tomorrow morning. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 03/06/13


Preparing For Wednesday's Potential Snow Storm

A strong storm system is forecast to affect Virginia Tuesday afternoon/evening through early Thursday morning with rain, wintry mix, heavy wet snow, and strong gusty winds. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Northern Virginia area.

As you know, we will be monitoring events as they occur and get you updated information from VDOT, Dominion Power, local officials and others. Please share this newsletter and info with friends and/or follow us on Facebook as the situation develops.


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Posted on 03/05/13


Delegate Comstock's Secret Ballot Protection Act And Employee Protection Bills Pass

Yesterday, we passed two of my bills, "Secret Ballot Protection Act" and "KEEP Secure Act," to protect employee rights and privacy. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 02/22/13


TODAY: Lyme Disease Testing Awareness Bill, HB 1933, Passes Both Houses

Today, my "Lyme Disease Testing Awareness Bill," House Bill 1933, passed both Houses. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 02/19/13


Advisory: Delegate Comstock's House Bill 1699 Promoting The Data Center Industry Passes Both Houses of General Assembly

House Bill 1699, which aims to promote and expand our data center industry in the Commonwealth by providing tax incentives to data centers, passed unanimously in the Senate on February 13, 2013.

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Posted on 02/15/13


The Comstock Connection 2/11/13

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Posted on 02/11/13


Join Us: "Stuff The Bus" Food Drive At McLean Giant This Saturday

Delegate Barbara Comstock to participate in "Stuff The Bus" Food Drive at McLean Giant this Saturday to benefit SHARE, Inc.

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Posted on 02/11/13


Advisory: Delegate Comstock Attends Texting While Driving Press Conference On HB 1907

Delegate Barbara Comstock joins with sponsors of texting while driving bill that passed the House of Delegates.

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Posted on 02/06/13


Advisory: Delegate Barbara Comstock And The House of Delegates Vote To Pass Telework Tax Credit

Today the House of Delegates passed House Bill 1336 with a vote of 59-38. HB 1336 was introduced by Delegate David Ramadan (R-87) and Delegate Comstock (R-34) was a chief co-patron of the measure.

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Posted on 02/05/13


Advisory: Delegate Comstock And A Strong Bipartisan Majority In The House of Delegates Vote 72-28 To Allow Our Schools To Start Before Labor Day

Today we voted 72-28 to allow our schools to start before Labor Day. See our press release on the bill here

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Posted on 02/04/13


The Comstock Connection 2/1/13

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Posted on 02/01/13


The Comstock Connection 1/18/2013

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Posted on 01/18/13


Statement From National Capital Lyme on New Lyme Disease Testing Awareness Bill, HB 1933

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Posted on 01/14/13


Advisory: Delegate Comstock To Discuss Legislative Priorities At Townhall Meetings This Week

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Posted on 12/31/12


The Comstock Connection

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Posted on 12/11/12


Delegate Comstock Marks The Start Of Hanukkah

Delegate Barbara Comstock (34-VA) issued the following statement in honor of Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 8th.

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Posted on 12/08/12


Advisory: Delegate Comstock To Participate In Telework Summit On Monday

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) will participate in the Commonwealth's first ever Northern Virginia Telework Summit hosted by Delegate Rich Anderson (VA-51) along with Delegate David Ramadan (VA-87) on Monday, November 19th. Click here for more information.

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Posted on 11/16/12


The Comstock Connection

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Posted on 11/15/12


Advisory: 495 Express Lanes to Open in November

I will join Governor McDonnell tomorrow at the opening of the 495 Express Lanes. Click here for more information and to read VDOT's press release.

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Posted on 11/12/12


Veterans Day Message From Delegate Comstock

Veterans earn our gratitude every day of the year. Today, Delegate Barbara Comstock issued the following statement honoring Veterans Day:

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Posted on 11/11/12


Join Delegate Comstock At George Mason University Tomorrow For Victory Rally With Governor Romney

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Posted on 11/04/12


October 30: Hurricane Sandy Local Response Efforts

Click here for the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy local response efforts.

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Posted on 10/30/12


October 29: Update On Hurricane Sandy

Read the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy, traffic/road safety, closings, and emergency contact information.

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Posted on 10/29/12


Hurricane Sandy: Plan For Massive Power Outages and Save Emergency Contacts

Latest Update On Hurricane Sandy: Please Plan For Massive Power Outages And Be Safe

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Posted on 10/29/12


Ann Romney In McLean On Saturday, October 27

Delegate Barbara Comstock welcomes Ann Romney, Cindy McCain and the Republican Team to McLean Victory Rally on Saturday morning, October 27th.

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Posted on 10/26/12


State Constitutional Amendments On The Ballot

See my latest email for more information about constitutional amendments on the ballot in November.

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Posted on 10/25/12


Push To Victory!

Volunteer to go door-to-door and show your support this weekend with 'round the clock Romney-Ryan activities. Click here for more information.

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Posted on 10/25/12


The Comstock Connection 10/15

Even more things are happening this fall in the latest edition of the "Comstock Connection" like MPAartfest, Fairfax Arts Council Luncheon, Tysons Save The Last Forest, and more.

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Posted on 10/15/12


The Comstock Connection 9/28

Latest Edition of “The Comstock Connection” updating you on our activities through the summer and fall.

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Posted on 09/28/12


MONDAY: "Women For Mitt" Event With South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

We are pleased to have South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley at our Sterling Victory Office on Monday, September 24th. Governor Haley was one of our speakers at the recent Republican convention. If you missed her speech, you can see it here.

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Posted on 09/21/12


Absentee Voting and Election Day Information

Advisory: Absentee voting begins today, September 21, 2012. Click here to read more about important voting information and upcoming deadlines.

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Posted on 09/21/12


Delegate Barbara Comstock On The Anniversary of September 11th, 2001

Delegate Barbara Comstock (34-McLean) released the following statement on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks:

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Posted on 09/11/12


Delegate Comstock To Host Town Hall Meeting With Dominion Power On Recent Power Outages

Delegate Comstock will host a town hall meeting on Monday, September 17th with Dominion Power to address the mass power outages that occurred as a result of the Derecho storm on June 29th as well as general issues on power outages.

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Posted on 09/10/12


Advisory: MWAA To Hold Public Meetings on Dulles Toll Road Fee Increases

Currently, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority is having a 30 day public comment period about the proposed toll increases on the Dulles Toll Road. Please note that public comments may be submitted online or through the mail until September 16th, or in person at one of three upcoming public hearings listed here.

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Posted on 09/06/12


FRIDAY: Women for Mitt Rally With Ann Romney

We will have our future First Lady Ann Romney in Northern Virginia this Friday, September 7th. More details about the event is below. I hope to see you there!

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Posted on 09/05/12


Video: Delegate Barbara Comstock Addressing The Republican National Convention

In case you missed it, follow this link to see Delegate Comstock's speech on the opening day of Convention, Tuesday, August 28th.

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Posted on 08/29/12


Delegate Barbara Comstock To Address Republican National Convention Today

Delegate Comstock will speak at approximately 3:45 P.M.(ET) from the main podium inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum. She will also be giving the seconding to the nomination of Governor Mitt Romney at approximately 5:00 P.M. with the Virginia Delegation.

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Posted on 08/28/12


Del. Comstock Tapped To Speak At The GOP Convention

Delegate Barbara Comstock To Speak At The GOP Convention And Tapped As A Deputy Permanent Co-Chairman Of The Convention

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Posted on 08/21/12


Meet Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan This Friday!

Please join us for a rally with Rep. Paul Ryan in Northern Virginia on Friday, August 17th and for a Romney-Ryan Fundraiser with Rep. Ryan on Friday, August 17th!

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Posted on 08/16/12


Tree Removal in Great Falls- Beginning August 13, 2012

After a detailed review of trees in the VDOT right of way, VDOT plans to remove a total of 59 hazardous trees from the Great Falls area beginning on August 13th.

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Posted on 08/10/12


Beach Mill Bridge Project Postponed

VDOT has decided to postpone their project on the Beach Mill Bridge in Great Falls until next summer.

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Posted on 08/10/12


Manassas Victory Rally on Saturday, August 11

Please join us this SATURDAY, August 11th for our Victory Rally in Manassas as a part of the "Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class" bus tour with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team.

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Posted on 08/06/12


August Sales Tax Holiday- August 3-5, 2012

Virginia's 7th Annual Back-To-School Tax Holiday Is Coming Up This Weekend.

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Posted on 08/02/12


On The Trail- 97 Days

We have 97 days until election day! Don't wait one more day to join us on the Victory trail! We have exciting activities every week and with Virginia such a key state, the event list will be growing every day. Learn about all of our activities and see where and when you might be able to join us. New events are added weekly and daily, so follow us on Facebook, sign up for updates and keep in touch to learn of new activities in the area.

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Posted on 08/02/12


The Comstock Connection

June 2012 Newsletter

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Posted on 06/24/12


Delegate Comstock's Human Trafficking Bill Signed At Ceremony Highlighting Bills To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence And Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Bill Signed At Ceremony Highlighting Bills To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence And Human Trafficking

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Posted on 05/09/12


RPV Press Release: Gen Assembly Members Call on Tim Kaine to Denounce Obama's Attacks on Right to Work Laws

General Assembly Members Call on Tim Kaine to Denounce President Obama's Attacks on Right to Work Laws

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Posted on 05/06/12


Women Business & Community Leaders Reception for Congressman Frank Wolf

Women Business & Community Leaders Reception for Congressman Frank Wolf

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Posted on 05/02/12


The Bluebell Benefit for Friends of Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park Benefit

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Posted on 05/02/12


Joint Algonkian Community Meeting



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Posted on 04/20/12


Delegate Comstock's HB 33, "Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act" Signed by Governor

House Bill 33, "Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act" Signed by Governor.

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Posted on 04/18/12


Virginia Chamber Recognizes Delegate Barbara Comstock with Free Enterprise Award

Delegate Barbara Comstock receives Free Enterprise Award.

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Posted on 04/18/12


The Comstock Connection

The General Assembly completed the 2012 regular session on Saturday evening, March 10, shortly after 10 p.m.

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Posted on 03/14/12


Delegate Comstock and Colleagues Send Letter to MWAA Regarding Union Preference

Delegate Comstock and her colleagues sent the following letter to Michael Curto, the Board Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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Posted on 03/12/12


DELEGATE COMSTOCK'S BILL PROMOTING THE DATA CENTER INDUSTRY PASSED WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

With the completion of the General Assembly session this past Saturday, Delegate Comstock highlighted the passage of an important economic development bill she introduced.

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Posted on 03/12/12


Letter to MWAA About Union Preference

Yesterday Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton, Fairfax Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova (D-FX), and Loudoun Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Scott York wrote to MWAA about removing their union preference language which would violate HB33 and SB242 passed this week.

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Posted on 03/01/12


DELEGATE COMSTOCK ADVOCATES HOUSE OF DELEGATES BUDGET AMENDMENT TO RESTORE COST OF COMPETING FUNDS TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA SCHOOLS

Delegate Barbara Comstock (R - Fairfax and Loudoun) announced the restoration of $24.3 million for the Cost of Competing Adjustment (COCA) funding to Northern Virginia localities.

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Posted on 02/27/12


Delegate Comstock's HB 33, "Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act" Passes Both Houses of General Assembly

Today in the State Senate, House Bill 33, the "Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act," was passed 21-20.

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Posted on 02/23/12


The Comstock Connection

Tuesday was "Crossover" here in Richmond, or the mid-point of the legislative session.

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Posted on 02/15/12


Delegate Comstock’s Data Center Bill, HB 216, Passes House of Delegates 99-0

Today, Delegate Comstock’s House Bill 216, a bill to provide tax incentives to attract data centers to move to and expand in Virginia, passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 99-0.

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Posted on 02/14/12


Delegate Comstock’s Bill to Crack Down on Gangs Engaged in Human Trafficking (HB 546) Passes House of Delegates Unanimously

Today, Delegate Comstock’s House Bill 546, which will crack down on gangs involved in human trafficking and prostitution, passed unanimously.

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Posted on 02/14/12


Delegate Comstock’s Telework Bill, HB 551, Passes House of Delegates Unanimously

Today, Delegate Comstock’s House Bill 551, to extend the Telework Tax Credit until 2015, passed unanimously.

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Posted on 02/14/12


Delegate Comstock And A Strong Bipartisan Majority In The House of Delegates Vote 76-23 To Allow Our Schools To Start Before Labor Day

Yesterday the House of Delegates passed House Bill 1063, introduced by Delegate Bob Tata at the request of Governor Bob McDonnell and sponsored by Delegate Barbara Comstock, with a strong bipartisan vote of 76-23.

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Posted on 02/03/12


The Comstock Connection

I wanted to take the opportunity to update you as we enter our fourth week of the 2012 Legislative Session.

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Posted on 02/02/12


Delegate Comstock’s HB 33, “Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act” Passes in House of Delegates

Today in the House of Delegates, House Bill 33, the “Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act,” was passed with a bipartisan vote of 69-27.

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Posted on 01/31/12


Fairfax Chamber Applauds General Assembly for Votes to Prohibit the Use of Mandatory Project Labor Agreements in Virginia

As the House of Delegates and the State Senate today approved HB33 and SB242, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Jim Corcoran made the following statement.

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Posted on 01/31/12


Breakfast With Barbara

Delegate Barbara Comstock invites constituents to join her for an informal open house for Breakfast on Saturday, February 4, to discuss issues that she is working on in Richmond this year.

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Posted on 01/27/12


The Comstock Connection

I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on our first weeks in the General Assembly this year.

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Posted on 01/24/12


VDOT Update as of 9:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012

Read this update on the road conditions from VDOT

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Posted on 01/21/12


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on House Democrats Vote to Delay Filling Virginia’s MWAA Board Member Posts

Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today in response to House of Delegates Democrats blocking emergency enactment of legislation allowing the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to seat Virginia’s new board members and comply with federal law.

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Posted on 01/19/12


Delegate Barbara Comstock Honors The Life And Legacy Of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Delegate Barbara Comstock of the 34th district of Virginia issued the following statement commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Posted on 01/16/12


DELEGATE HUGO APPLAUDS AT&T'S EFFORTS TO PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Delegate Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax & Prince William) joined the Richmond Justice Initiative, Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Janet Polarek, fellow delegates, and local educators in applauding AT&T's $25,000 grant to the Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) to develop educational programs to help prevent human trafficking in Virginia.

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Posted on 01/13/12


Governor Bob McDonnell Delivers 2012 State of the Commonwealth Address

Read Governor Bob McDonnell's 2012 State of the Commonwealth Address.

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Posted on 01/12/12


The Comstock Connection

Today we began the 2012 Legislative Session of the Virginia General Assembly and I was sworn in for my second term in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Posted on 01/11/12


Statement of Speaker William J. Howell on the Unveiling of 2012 Joint Republican Legislative Agenda

Following today's Joint Republican Agenda press conference, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement.

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Posted on 01/10/12


Governor McDonnell Announces Acentia Headquarters Move to Fairfax County

Congrats to Todd Stottlemyer and Acentia on their move to Fairfax County

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Posted on 01/09/12


Competitive Bidding Reduces Costs

Recently, I introduced the Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act (HB33). HB 33 prohibits Virginia and recipients of state funding from requiring or prohibiting contractors to enter into union agreements, such as a project labor agreement (PLA), as a condition of winning any state-assisted construction contracts.

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Posted on 01/09/12


Demolition of the Lewinsville Road Bridge

This notice from Virginia MegaProjects addresses the upcoming demolition of the old Lewinsville Road bridge over I-495. A new bridge that opened to traffic on August 19 was constructed to accomodate the future Capital Beltway HOT Lanes. Demolition is scheduled to begin on or about Tuesday, January 3 and will take from three to four weeks to complete, weather permitting. For all nights except Friday, the demolition work will take place between the hours of 11 pm and 4 am. On Friday nights, work will begin at 11 pm and continue until 7 am on Saturday morning.

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Posted on 01/02/12


Delegate Comstock to Hold January Town Hall Meetings

Delegate Comstock is holding the following Town Hall Meetings in January 2012.

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Posted on 12/29/11


Delegates Comstock and Hugo Introduce "Fair And Open Competition In Government Contracting Act"

McLean, VA - This week, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34th) and Majority Caucus Chairman, Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40th) introduced the Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act (HB33). HB 33 prohibits Virginia and recipients of state funding of assistance from requiring or prohibiting contractors to enter into union agreements, such as a project labor agreement (PLA), as a condition of winning any state-assisted contraction contracts.

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Posted on 12/19/11


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the Tragedy at Virginia Tech

Governor McDonnell issued the following statement following the shooting at Virginia Tech.

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Posted on 12/08/11


Governor McDonnell Thanks 1,100 Virginia Guard Troops for Their Service as They Return Home from Iraq

Governor Bob McDonnell today expressed his appreciation for the service of Virginia National Guard Soldiers returning home from federal active duty in Iraq. More than 1,100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Virginia in December after months of service in support of Operation New Dawn.

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Posted on 12/07/11


The Comstock Connection

With the Holiday Season upon us, I know that many of you are very busy. I have had the opportunity to see many of you at events throughout the 34th District as I prepare to return to Richmond in early January for the 2012 Legislative Session. I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on issues and events I have been involved with.

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Posted on 12/02/11


Happy Thanksgiving 2011!

As my family and I prepare for Thanksgiving, we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us as individuals, as a family, and as citizens of our great Commonwealth and our great country.

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Posted on 11/24/11


Thank you

Read a message from Governor McDonnell about Tuesday's election results

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Posted on 11/11/11


Statement from Delegate Barbara Comstock Honoring Veterans Day



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Posted on 11/11/11


We Won!

We won! Tuesday we had a great 10 point victory winning 55-45%! We won every area of our district - McLean, Great Falls, Vienna and Loudoun!

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Posted on 11/10/11


A Special Message from Congressman Frank Wolf

VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th - for Barbara Comstock for Delegate in the 34th District.

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Posted on 11/07/11


Letter to Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton about the "Go Ape" proposal in Great Falls

Delegate Comstock recently sent the following letter to Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton asking for a traffic study regarding the "Go Ape" proposal in Great Falls.

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Posted on 11/02/11


Governor McDonnell Proclaims November "Job Creator Appreciation Month"

Governor Bob McDonnell today proclaimed November "Job Creator Appreciation Month" in the Commonwealth.

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Posted on 11/01/11


The Comstock Connection

It's been a very busy Fall and it has been great seeing so many of you at events around our community. I wanted to update you on our activities and news, as well as update you on the roads that were damaged by Tropical Storm Lee last month.

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Posted on 10/28/11


On The Trail: Less than 2 Weeks to Election Day!

Read the latest "On The Trail" newsletter

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Posted on 10/27/11


Delegate Barbara Comstock Promotes New Telework Tax Credit

Delegate Barbara Comstock recently participated in a free webinar to educate businesses and individuals on her recently passed Telework Tax Credit legislation aimed at encouraging private sector telework. Applications for the new Telework Tax Credit need to be received by October 31 - the end of this month.

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Posted on 10/13/11


On The Trail

Election Day is 4 weeks from tomorrow. Please join us by signing up TODAY to support us in the final 2 weeks of our campaign. You can become a part of our Get-Out-the-Vote Keep Virginia #1 Victory Initiative and help re-elect Barbara to the 34th district!

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Posted on 10/11/11


Governor McDonnell Announces Virginia Wine Month

Let’s toast to Virginia Wine Month!

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Posted on 10/05/11


VDOT Report on the Progress on Storm Damage in Fairfax

Reconstruction is in full swing on the three bridges and three roads in northern Virginia that have been closed since Tropical Storm Lee, all of which require extensive repairs. At least another nine other roads, while open, are also being repaired, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Posted on 09/30/11


NVTC TechPAC Announces Endorsements for Several General Assembly Seats in Northern Virginia

NVTC’s TechPAC, the political action committee of the Northern Virginia technology community, announced its endorsement of 35 candidates running for General Assembly seats in Northern Virginia.

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Posted on 09/30/11


REMINDER: Telework Tax Credit Webinar Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Delegate Barbara Comstock to Participate in Telework Tax Credit Webinar

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Posted on 09/29/11


Help Us Cross the Finish Line and Keep Virginia #1

Yesterday, our ad "Virginia #1" went up on cable. You can view it here!

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Posted on 09/28/11


On The Trail

These final weeks are a very important time for our campaign and we need all the help we can get to finish strong on November 8th.

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Posted on 09/27/11


National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34)

The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Delegate Barbara Comstock in the race for the 34th House of Delegates district.

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Posted on 09/26/11


Delegate Barbara Comstock to Participate in Telework Tax Credit Webinar

Delegate Barbara Comstock will be participating in a free webinar to educate businesses and individuals on the new tax credit legislation aimed at encouraging private sector telework.

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Posted on 09/21/11


The Comstock Connection

Read the latest edition of The Comstock Connection.

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Posted on 09/20/11


Special Evening Reception with the Governor

Join us September 27th for a Special Event with Governor McDonnell!

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Posted on 09/14/11


Special Evening Reception with the Lt. Governor

Join Us September 22nd for a Special Event with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling

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Posted on 09/13/11


Delegate Comstock Statement on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

We will never forget. On September 11, 2001, we experienced an act of barbarism on our nation that was felt down to our local community.

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Posted on 09/11/11


Governor McDonnell Proclaims September 11th Day of Remembrance, Patriotism and Prayer

Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a proclamation marking September 11th a “Day of Remembrance, Patriotism and Prayer” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Posted on 09/10/11


In today's National Journal: "The Making of a Conservative Lawmaker"



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Posted on 09/08/11


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Regarding Virginia’s Health Care Challenge

Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the decision by a three judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Virginia’s health care lawsuit.

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Posted on 09/08/11


Virginia: The Brightest Pro-Business Star

Read about our success on the jobs front in this week's McLean and Great Falls Connection.

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Posted on 09/06/11


Information from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Information about Hurricane Irene

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Posted on 08/28/11


Post-Hurricane Irene Update

With Hurricane Irene now gone from Virginia, we are now faced with cleanup operations and power restoration efforts for a number of days.

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Posted on 08/28/11


Update on Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is making its way up the eastern coast of the United States and is expected to impact Northern Virginia from late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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Posted on 08/26/11


Governor McDonnell Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Irene

Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Irene, which is anticipated to affect the Commonwealth over the weekend.

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Posted on 08/25/11


HURRICANE IRENE – BE PREPARED!

The following information is provided from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management:

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Posted on 08/24/11


Governor McDonnell Announces $544.8 Million Surplus for Fiscal Year 2011

Our business friendly, pro-growth policies continue to demonstrate results!

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Posted on 08/18/11


Virginia Named Top Pro-Business State for 2011 by National Study

Another #1 for Virginia!

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Posted on 08/16/11


Ice Cream Social

You are invited to an Ice Cream Social

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Posted on 08/15/11


On The Trail

With less than 3 months until election day, Barbara and the Comstock Team have been out in full force, knocking on doors and reaching out to new areas of the district to talk to voters about the importance of keeping Virginia on a path of economic prosperity.

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Posted on 08/11/11


Virginia Ranked No. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report

Another #1 for the Commonwealth of Virginia!

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Posted on 08/01/11


The Comstock Connection

I have been busy visiting throughout the 34th District this summer. With this year's redistricting process completed, the 34th House District now stretches from McLean, and parts of Vienna through Great Falls and into Loudoun County where there are new precincts in my district.

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Posted on 07/28/11


On The Trail

It's been another great week on the Comstock Campaign!

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Posted on 07/21/11


Governor McDonnell Announces Commonwealth Posts $311 Million Revenue Surplus for Fiscal Year 2011

For the second straight year, the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached the end of the fiscal calendar in the black.

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Posted on 07/19/11


Governor McDonnell Announces ITT Exelis to Establish Headquarters in Fairfax County

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that ITT Defense and Information Solutions, an operating segment of ITT Corporation, will invest up to $5 million to establish its new corporate headquarters in Fairfax County following completion of its previously announced spin-off from ITT later this year.

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Posted on 07/18/11


First Comstock Campaign Newsletter!



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Posted on 07/13/11


Campaign Office Grand Opening for Delegate Barbara Comstock and State Senate Candidate Caren Merrick

The Campaign office for Delegate Barbara Comstock State Senate Candidate Caren Merrick will open this Saturday!

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Posted on 07/12/11


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Introduction of The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this morning regarding The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2011 that has been introduced by Virginia’s two United States Senators and would open up Virginia’s coast to offshore oil and natural gas exploration and production, increase the area open to that exploration and production, and provide the Commonwealth with 50% of all leasing revenues derived from offshore operations. The legislation would begin the offshore exploration and production in 2012.

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Posted on 07/06/11


Delegate Barbara Comstock Endorsed by Northern Virginia Technology Council’s TechPAC and Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s NOVABizPAC

The Northern Virginia Technology Council’s TechPAC and Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s NOVABizPAC recently made their endorsements of Delegate Barbara Comstock for re-election to the House of Delegates in the 34th District.

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Posted on 06/28/11


Virginia Named America’s “Top State for Business” by CNBC

We’re #1! Virginia was named America’s “Top State for Business” by CNBC. Over the past two years, Virginia has added 67,400 net new jobs and is now ranked by CNBC as the #1 place to do business.

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Posted on 06/28/11


Letter to MWAA Chairman

This is the letter to MWAA I sent earlier this month about their unsustainable and costly policies. Delegates Hugo and Lemunyon joined me in this letter.

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Posted on 06/27/11


ALEC Report: Virginia’s Economic Outlook Improves

The American Legislative Exchange Council has released the fourth edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” rating states in 15 categories of economic competitiveness. Virginia’s rank in “economic outlook” has improved from eighth in the nation last year to third in the report released yesterday.

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Posted on 06/23/11


The Comstock Connection

Summer is here! As always, we want to keep up to date with you in the 34th District and hear from you on any of your concerns. Thank you all for your continued input, advice and support.

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Posted on 06/22/11


Stressing Summer Safety for Children

Read The Connection story about the Keep Your Child Safe town hall meeting I held last week.

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Posted on 06/15/11


Great Falls Resident Sharon Rainey Receives Honors

The Great Falls Connection covered my presentation of House Joint Resolution 643, which permanently designates May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Virginia, to Sharon Rainey at the Keep Your Child Safe town hall meeting last week.

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Posted on 06/15/11


Delegate Comstock Joins Local Rotary Clubs for the "Stop Hunger Now" Event

This Saturday, June 11, Delegate Comstock will join the Rotary Club for the "Stop Hunger Now" Event at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean.

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Posted on 06/06/11


Delegate Comstock Hosts 34th District Town Hall Meeting: Keep Your Child Safe This Summer

Delegate Barbara Comstock, and the Fairfax County SAFE Kids Coalition are pleased to announce that they are hosting a community town hall entitled: Keep Your Child Safe This Summer. The meeting will be held on June 7 at 7:30pm at the Great Falls Library.

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Posted on 06/02/11


Commemorating Memorial Day

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) today issued the following statement to commemorate Memorial Day.

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Posted on 05/30/11


Governor McDonnell Announces Virginia State Parks to Honor All Active-Duty Military and Virginia Veterans with Free Admission Through December 31st

Two days before the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that as part of the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of Virginia State Parks, all active-duty military, as well as veterans residing in Virginia, will receive free admission to all Virginia State Parks beginning this Friday and continuing through the end of the year.

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Posted on 05/25/11


The Comstock Connection

It has been a very busy spring with many community events, festivals, and upcoming graduations and summer activities. As always, we want to keep up to date with you in the 34th District and hear from you on any of your concerns. Thank you all for your continued input, advice and support.

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Posted on 05/25/11


Join Delegate Barbara Comstock June 8th for her Loudoun County Kickoff

Delegate Comstock will be joined by special guests Rep. Frank Wolf and Delegate Tag Greason

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Posted on 05/24/11


The Comstock Connection

Read the latest edition of the Comstock Connection.

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Posted on 05/12/11


Wolf Moves to Give Governor Greater Ability to Remove MWAA Board Members and Give Virginia More Representation

The MWAA Board has gotten totally divorced from financial reality. Rep. Frank Wolf’s legislation is a move back towards sanity.

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Posted on 05/11/11


Virginia Lauded as “Leading the Way” for Transportation Performance Measures in Pew Center on the States Study

Virginia was recognized in a national study, Measuring Transportation Investments: The Road to Results, released today by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation as one of the nation’s leaders in developing the goals, performance measures and data needed to help decision makers ensure their transportation systems are advancing economic growth, mobility and other key policy outcomes.

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Posted on 05/11/11


Location Change: Breakfast with Barbara will be Moved to Delegate Comstock's Home

Location Change: Breakfast with Barbara will take place at her home in McLean 8:30 - 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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Posted on 05/05/11


Teacher Appreciation Begins at Home

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6). The Connection this week features my statement on Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks for all the great teachers in Northern Virginia.

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Posted on 05/05/11


Lyme Disease Awareness Month

The month of May has been permanently designated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Virginia as a result of House Joint Resolution 643, which Delegate Comstock sponsored and passed during this year's legislative session.

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Posted on 05/03/11


Delegate Comstock’s Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) issued the following statement regarding the news that terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed.

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Posted on 05/02/11


Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust

Read the Governor's proclamation on the Days of Remembrance:

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Posted on 05/02/11


Join Delegate Barbara Comstock this Weekend for Some Great Events

Join Delegate Comstock tonight for a film premiere, and Sunday at the Great Falls Spring Festival at the Great Falls Village Centre and performance of "Cheaper By the Dozen" at McLean Community Center.

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Posted on 04/29/11


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Passage of Redistricting Legislation

Today we completed redistricting with overwhelming bipartisan votes in the House and the Senate and the Governor has indicated he will sign the legislation.

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Posted on 04/29/11


Delegate Comstock Presented Resolution Designating June 2, 2011 As Pope John Paul II Day To Cardinal Wuerle

Delegate Barbara Comstock presented House Joint Resolution 734, which designates June 2, 2011 as "Pope John Paul II's Pilgrimage to Poland Day" in Virginia to Cardinal Wuerle at a showing of "Nine Days That Changed the World" at the Pope John Paul II Center on April 8, 2011.

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Posted on 04/28/11


Letter: Taking Exception

Read the following Letter to the Editor in the Connection this week:

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Posted on 04/28/11


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Passing of House of Delegates Clerk Bruce F. Jamerson

We were all saddened at the loss of our friend, Bruce Jamerson, Clerk of the House of Delegates.

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Posted on 04/26/11


Virginia Ranked Sixth in the Nation for Lowest Tax Burden on New Investments

The Council on State Taxation (COST) has rated Virginia sixth in the nation in a new study ranking states by tax burden on new investment.

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Posted on 04/21/11


Governor McDonnell Announces More Than 900 Projects Funded by Transportation Legislation to be Included in Draft Six-Year Improvement Program

Among the projects to be funded will be a project we advocated for – widening of Route 7. The County had asked for $10m and the state is providing $30m to move the project forward.

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Posted on 04/21/11


Governor McDonnell Signs Historic Transportation Investment Legislation

At an early afternoon event held on the site of the currently under-construction Meadowville Interchange on I-295 in Chester, Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law today the most significant investment in the Commonwealth’s transportation system in a generation.

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Posted on 04/18/11


Commonwealth Posts 12.4 Percent Revenue Growth in March

Governor Bob McDonnell announced that March revenue collections increased by 12.4 percent over the prior year.

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Posted on 04/17/11


Governor McDonnell Declares April 16, 2011 as “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day” in the Commonwealth

Governor Bob McDonnell has officially declared April 16, 2011 as “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day" in the Commonwealth and ordered flags in the Commonwealth to fly at half mast throughout the day.

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Posted on 04/15/11


The Comstock Connection

Read the latest edition of the Comstock Connection.

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Posted on 04/11/11


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Congressman Goodlatte’s Submission of Legislation to Restore Offshore Drilling Lease Sales Off the Virginia Coast

Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today after Congressman Bob Goodlatte submitted legislation in the House of Representatives to restore offshore oil and natural lease sales off the Virginia coast halted by President Obama last year.

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Posted on 04/05/11


DELEGATE BARBARA COMSTOCK HOSTED FREE ONLINE TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM AT McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Last week, Delegate Barbara Comstock hosted an event at the McLean Community Center featuring the new Virginia Free File Program, which enables over two million eligible Virginia taxpayers to prepare and file both their state and federal tax returns for free.

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Posted on 04/04/11


Governor McDonnell Vetoes Unfunded Mandate on Localities

Governor McDonnell vetoed the PE mandate bill, noting that it was an “unfunded mandate” and there are many other avenues by which we are addressing childhood obesity.

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Posted on 03/24/11


VA Free File Public Briefing and Tax Preparation Training Workshop

Delegate Comstock announced today that she will be attending a public briefing and tax training workshop on Tuesday, March 29 at 10a.m., at the McLean Community Center to highlight the Virginia Free File program, a public-private partnership that provides FREE online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to Virginia’s lower and moderate income taxpayers, active-duty military, students, and seniors.

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Posted on 03/22/11


Upcoming Lyme Disease Awareness Events

Delegate Comstock’s office release the following information about two upcoming Lyme Disease Awareness Events and issued the following statement:

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Posted on 03/21/11


One of the Most Successful Sessions

This week, the McLean and Great Falls Connection published my update on the General assembly session.

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Posted on 03/19/11


Celebrating the Life of Dan Bannister

I join those throughout Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth mourning the loss of Dan Bannister.

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Posted on 03/16/11


Honoring a Neighbor

Our neighbor state Del. Barbara Comstock, R-34, successfully introduced a special resolution in the General Assembly to honor another neighbor Robert H. Bork. The resolution was passed unanimously.

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Posted on 03/15/11


The Comstock Connection

I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know what my colleagues and I accomplished during the legislative session in Richmond this year.

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Posted on 03/11/11


Northern Virginia Delegates Letter opposing SB 966, the PE mandate bill

Read the letter that my colleagues and I sent to the Governor urging him to oppose SB 966.

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Posted on 03/08/11


I-66 West HOV Ramps Now Open Off-Peak And Weekends

I joined Governor McDonnell, Congressman Wolf, and other local officials today for the opening of the I-66 West HOV ramps to Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road.

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Posted on 02/28/11


Delegate Comstock Highlights Success of Legislative Agenda at End of 2011 Session

Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) today highlighted the strong legislative agenda that was passed during this General Assembly session.

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Posted on 02/28/11


Speaker Howell Welcomes Agreement by House & Senate Conferees to Amend State Budget

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today issued the following statement on the agreement by House and Senate negotiators on House Bill 1500, amendments to the state budget

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Posted on 02/27/11


Delegate Comstock Resolution Designating May as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Virginia Passes

Delegate Barbara Comstock’s House Joint Resolution 643, permanently designating May of 2011, and all succeeding years, as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Virginia, passed this week in the General Assembly.

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Posted on 02/25/11


Telework Offers a Win-win Solution

Last week was National Telework Week. The Telework Exchange and Cisco will soon release a comprehensive report in March detailing the total impact of the Telework Week initiative on commuting costs nationwide.

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Posted on 02/21/11


Delegate Comstock’s Telework Tax Credit Bill Passes In The General Assembly

Delegate Comstock’s House Bill 2197, which will create a Telework Tax Credit, has passed in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate.

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Posted on 02/17/11


Governor McDonnell Congratulates Justice Kinser on Her Investiture as First Female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia

Governor Bob McDonnell today released the following statement congratulating Justice Cynthia D. Kinser on her investiture as first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

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Posted on 02/16/11


Progress of the Legislative Session

I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you to update you on the progress of the legislative session in Richmond this year. It has been a busy and productive session with important progress for Northern Virginia.

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Posted on 02/15/11


Commonwealth Posts 12.6% Revenue Growth in January

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that January revenue collections increased by 12.6% over the prior year.

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Posted on 02/15/11


I-66 West HOV Ramps to Open During Off-Peak Hours and Weekends

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the westbound I-66 exit ramps to Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road in Fairfax County will open to all traffic – HOV as well as non-HOV – on weekends and during off-peak hours beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, February 28th.

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Posted on 02/14/11


Governor McDonnell Announces Hilton Worldwide Expansion in Fairfax County

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that leading hospitality company Hilton Worldwide will invest $1.8 million to expand in Fairfax County, relocating more than 100 new jobs in the company's supply management group. In August 2009, the company moved its headquarters from Beverly Hills, Calif. to McLean, Va. in Fairfax County.

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Posted on 02/12/11


Widening Route 7

I sent the following letter to Secretary of Transportation, Sean Connaughton, last month regarding the widening of Route 7.

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Posted on 02/11/11


Delegate Comstock’s Budget Amendment To Provide Funds For All-Day Kindergarten for Schools Passed Unanimously

Delegate Barbara Comstock introduced a budget amendment that would allow school districts to shift any portion of eligible FY 2012 Virginia Preschool Initiative funds toward implementing all-day kindergarten. There are 37 schools in Fairfax County that do not yet provide all-day kindergarten. The House of Delegates passed the budget amendment unanimously on Thursday, February 10, 2011.

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Posted on 02/11/11


Breakfast With Barbara

Come out to Katie’s Coffee in Great Falls from 9-11 a.m. next Saturday, February 19, 2011 to have Breakfast with Barbara Comstock.

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Posted on 02/10/11


Governor McDonnell Along with 27 Governors Request Expedited Review of Healthcare Lawsuits

Governor Bob McDonnell along with 27 Republican governors sent a letter to President Obama today requesting him to direct the United States Department of Justice to support an expedited appellate process for the pending healthcare lawsuits to reach the United States Supreme Court as soon as possible.

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Posted on 02/09/11


Delegate Comstock’s Telework Tax Credit Bill Passes In House Of Delegates

The House of Delegates passed House Bill 2197, which will create a Telework Tax Credit, by a bipartisan vote of 89-10 on Tuesday, February 8.

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Posted on 02/09/11


All Day Kindergarten Budget Amendment

Delegate Comstock's Budget Amendment To Provide Funds For All Day Kindergarten for Fairfax County Schools Included In House Budget

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Posted on 02/06/11


Modern slavery in Virginia

The Catholic Herald published a story on the Human Trafficking, an issue that I have been working on this year.

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Posted on 02/04/11


Delegate Comstock Votes For Passage Of $4B Transportation Plan

Delegate Barbara Comstock released the following statement upon the passage of House Bill 2527 (65-33), the Governor’s Transportation Plan:

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Posted on 02/04/11


The Comstock Connection

We continue to be very busy in Richmond as we focused this week on the Governor's Transportation Plan, a major Higher Education initiative, and continued economic growth measures. Our days in Richmond start early with committee meetings and presentation of our bills, through our afternoon sessions on the floor, and continued committee meetings into the evening. If you are planning a trip to Richmond, please feel free to stop in or arrange a tour of the Capitol through my office.

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Posted on 02/04/11


Police Probe Link between Burglary Cases

Detectives are exploring a possible link between 20 burglary cases across three police districts and are asking residents to be alert to suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. Most recently, there were four incidents that took place Saturday, January 29 in the Fairfax Station area.

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Posted on 02/01/11


Delegate Comstock and Delegate Filler-Corn Inaugurate House of Delegates Arts Caucus

On Arts Advocacy Day, Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) held the inaugural meeting of the House of Delegates Arts Caucus.

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Posted on 01/31/11


Governor McDonnell Announces Campus Safety and Violence Prevention PSA Challenge

Governor Bob McDonnell launched today the “College Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Public Service Announcement Challenge” during an afternoon press conference at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Posted on 01/31/11


VDOT's Mobilization Plan for Jan. 31, 2011

The Northern Virginia District will be mobilized to level 3 by 3:00 p.m. The concern is the Monday afternoon as well as the Tuesday morning rush hours. Anti-icing/salting activities will be performed. This plan will be adjusted as weather conditions warrant.

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Posted on 01/31/11


Delegate Comstock Introduces Legislation to Fund All Day Kindergarten for Fairfax County Schools

Delegate Barbara Comstock introduced a budget amendment that would allow Fairfax County Schools to reprogram any portion of its’ eligible FY 2012 Virginia Preschool Initiative funds toward completing all-day kindergarten in the 37 schools that do not provide all-day kindergarten.

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Posted on 01/28/11


NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS TREACHEROUS

Heavy snow and sleet are making road conditions treacherous throughout northern Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) urges motorists to avoid travel tonight while crews work to clear roads.

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Posted on 01/27/11


VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO DELAY TRAVEL

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) urges motorists to avoid all travel this morning until road conditions improve. Snow totals range from five inches in PrinceWilliam County to 12 inches in Loudoun County.

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Posted on 01/27/11


Virginia Lawmakers Battle Human Trafficking

Nothing draws a crowd like the phrase "human trafficking" or "21st Century slave," and so no less than eight lawmakers from both major parties packed a press conference Wednesday in Richmond

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Posted on 01/27/11


The Comstock Connection January 26th, 2011



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Posted on 01/27/11


All Lane Closures for Dulles Metrorail Project Cancelled

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has announced that no lane closures will be in place today in the aftermath of last night's winter storm.

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Posted on 01/27/11


VDOT Snow Removal Procedures and Power Outages

Due to yesterday's snow storm and the treacherous road conditions, I wanted to provide you with snow removal information from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on snow removal and from Dominion Power on the power outages in Northern Virginia.

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Posted on 01/27/11


Delegate Comstock Introduces Resolution to Celebrate Wolf Trap’s 40th Anniversary

Delegate Barbara Comstock introduced a Resolution commending the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.

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Posted on 01/24/11


Delegate Comstock Appointed Chairman of General Laws Housing Subcommittee

Delegate Barbara Comstock (McLean-34) issued the following statement regarding her appointment as Chairman of the General Laws Housing Subcommittee.

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Posted on 01/23/11


WOLF STATEMENT ON REPEAL OF HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW

Congressman Frank Wolf released the following statement in support of H.R. 2, the bill to repeal the Obama Administration’s health care reform law enacted last year.

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Posted on 01/20/11


Great Falls Connection Op-Ed - Key Priorities: Jobs, Transportation, Education

In February 2009, a Newsweek cover told us: "We Are All Socialists Now." While this was telling in terms of letting us know where the new administration in Washington, D.C. and others may have wanted to lead the country, in Virginia – the home of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison -- we took a different path.

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Posted on 01/18/11


Statement of Delegate Barbara Comstock on Martin Luther King Day

"Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago – To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that and say a prayer for our country and for our people."

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Posted on 01/17/11


Governor McDonnell's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Proclamation

Read the full text of Governor Bob McDonnell's 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day proclamation.

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Posted on 01/17/11


Commonwealth Posts 9.5% Revenue Growth in December

Ninth Month out of Last Ten with Increase in Revenue Collections over Prior Year; November Revenue Also Grew at over 9%

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Posted on 01/14/11


Governor McDonnell Announces Government Reform Initiatives for 2011 Legislative Session

The Governor highlight three of the bills that I introduced this legislative session: a Telework tax credit; a Payroll Services bill; and a bill to reform and simplify employee leave programs. Read the Governor's press release below.

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Posted on 01/13/11


The Comstock Connection

The 2011 General Assembly session begins today. I look forward to continuing to represent you and to work on issues important to the 34th district. I will keep you updated on what we are working on throughout the session.

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Posted on 01/12/11


Governor McDonnell, Governor O’Malley and Mayor Gray Announce Plan for Implementing Governance Reform at WMATA

Improvements in WMATA Governance to be Delivered Immediately and in the Medium to Long Term

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Posted on 01/10/11


Governor McDonnell Announces 50 New Jobs in Fairfax County

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that NetWitness Corporation, provider of the world’s most powerful network security monitoring platform, will invest $1.1 million to expand its Virginia headquarters and operation in Fairfax County.

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Posted on 01/05/11


Governor McDonnell Congratulates 8 Virginia Colleges and Universities Named ‘Best Value’ in Kiplinger Report

Governor Bob McDonnell released the following statement in response to a recent report from Kiplinger naming eight Virginia colleges and universities to their list of ‘Best Values’.

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Posted on 01/05/11


Delegate Comstock to Hold January Town Hall Meetings

Delegate Comstock is holding the following Town Hall Meetings this month

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Posted on 01/04/11


The Comstock Connection

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are enjoying the holiday season as much as we are.

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Posted on 12/17/10


Developments on Georgetown Pike

On Wednesday, December 15, I joined Supervisor Foust, Senator Howell, Great Falls Citizens Association representatives and others to discuss with VDOT moving forward with the single lane option and VDOT will continue to work with the community on how to best proceed with the single lane option.

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Posted on 12/16/10


VDOT Mobilization Update December 16, 2010, 9:00a.m.

Read about VDOT's mobilization plan for today's snow storm.

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Posted on 12/16/10


VDOT Snow Removal Procedures

With winter weather upon us, it is once again time to prepare for snow and ice storms. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provided us with additional guidance to share with you.

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Posted on 12/15/10


First Ladies Christmas Brunch

Read about the Jill's House "First Ladies Christmas Brunch" in the McLean Connection this week

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Posted on 12/15/10


Federal Court Ruling on Obamacare Being Unconstitutional

Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor on today’s federal court ruling on Obamacare being unconstitutional

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Posted on 12/13/10


Federal Health Care Case

The Attorney General explained the ruling today in the federal health care case.

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Posted on 12/13/10


Governor Bob McDonnell on Federal Health Care Ruling

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today regarding the ruling by Judge Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that Section 1501, the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision, commonly referred to as the “individual mandate,” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional.

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Posted on 12/13/10


$4 Billion for Transportation

Governor Bob McDonnell previewed components of his transportation agenda for the 2011 General Assembly session today in a wide-ranging speech delivered at his Governor’s Transportation Conference in Roanoke.

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Posted on 12/12/10


Governor McDonnell Announces Increased Funding to Support Research at VCU Massey Cancer Center

$5 million to Expand and Strengthen Basic, Clinical and Prevention, and Control Research; Amendment Will Help Center in Effort to Gain Top Status with National Cancer Institute

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Posted on 12/10/10


Read my letter to our Senators regarding the Tax Petition

Thanks to all who signed the petition to stop the January 1 tax hikes

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Posted on 12/07/10


Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Governor McDonnell Issues Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Proclamation and Orders Flags Lowered

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Posted on 12/07/10


$1.1 Billion in Road Projects

VDOT Advertises $1.1 Billion in Road Projects in First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2011

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Posted on 12/06/10


Thanksgiving thoughts from The Wall Street Journal



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Posted on 11/26/10


Giving Thanks

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us as individuals, as families and as a great country - the "shining city upon a hill" that John Winthrop envisioned and that we continue to work to improve every day.

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Posted on 11/24/10


Suspected Serial Burglar in Custody

Fairfax County Police believe the arrest of a man in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Wednesday, November 17 is directly linked to the recent series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions.

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Posted on 11/19/10


INVITE from Liz Cheney and Mary Matalin

INVITE from Liz Cheney and Mary Matalin: Dec 8 Reception with ERIC CANTOR for COMSTOCK FOR DELEGATE

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Posted on 11/18/10


156 New Jobs in Fairfax County

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Acumen Solutions, an international leader in business and technology consulting, will invest $2.35 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The project will create 156 new jobs providing business and technology consulting services to the company’s clients.

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Posted on 11/17/10


“Stop Hunger Now”

Congrats to Bob Hahne who spearheaded the “Stop Hunger Now” event last Saturday.

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Posted on 11/13/10


Commonwealth Posts 3.7% Revenue Growth in October

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that October revenue collections increased by 3.7% over the prior year.

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Posted on 11/12/10


Commemorating Veterans Day

Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) today issued the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day

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Posted on 11/11/10


Thank You!

Thank you for re-electing Rep. Frank Wolf as our Congressman and all the hard work you did on Tuesday to contribute to this historic election.

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Posted on 11/05/10


Money matters: Rep. Wolf’s platform will pay off in future

Candace Strother has written an excellent letter published in the Loudoun Times Mirror making the case for our Congressman Frank Wolf.

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Posted on 10/30/10


Wolf Victory Party Tuesday Night at 7p.m.

Please join us on Tuesday night for the Wolf Victory Party from 7p.m. - ???

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Posted on 10/30/10


“Going Green with Virginia Transportation” Initiative

Governor Bob McDonnell announced yesterday the launching of the "Going Green with Virginia Transportation" Initiative.

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Posted on 10/29/10


The Comstock Connection

It's been a very busy Fall and it has been great seeing so many of you at events around our community. I wanted to update you on our activities and news and events. I would also invite you to share this newsletter with any friends or colleagues who might be interested.

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Posted on 10/26/10


Creation of Lyme Disease Task Force

Delegate Comstock Commends Governor McDonnell And Secretary Hazel On Creation Of Lyme Disease Task Force

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Posted on 10/24/10


Obama Underappreciation Syndrome

A Must Read From The Always Insightful Charles Krauthammer

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Posted on 10/22/10


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In this week’s Connection, Mary Kimm reminds us – through her personal experience that is, no doubt, so familiar to many of us -- that early detection really can save lives.

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Posted on 10/20/10


Election Day is Two Weeks Away

I wanted to forward to you this message from our congressman, Frank Wolf.

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Posted on 10/19/10


Stop by my Open House this Friday, Oct 22

Delegate Comstock is Holding Open House Meetings this Friday, October 22 in McLean and Great Falls

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Posted on 10/18/10


Route 123 Closed at Beltway This Weekend

All four lanes of Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) under the Beltway in Tysons Corner will be closed from 9:30 p.m. Friday, October 15 (tonight) until 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 18 for bridge demolition.

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Posted on 10/15/10


Four Governors On How To Cut Spending

Read the Wall Street Journal Article on the ability of four Governors to cut spending.

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Posted on 10/13/10


Town of Vienna Police Investigate Burglaries with Similarities to Area Serial Burglaries

On October 13th Vienna officers responded for multiple residential burglaries.

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Posted on 10/13/10


Ask the Chief about the Serial Burglaries Today!

Join Fairfax County Police Chief Dave Rohrer today between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. as he takes your questions in an online discussion regarding the recent serial burglaries in our community.

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Posted on 10/08/10


Fire Department Open Houses

The McLean and Great Falls Volunteer Fire Departments are holding their annual Open Houses tomorrow, Saturday, October 9, from 10AM-4 PM.

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Posted on 10/08/10


15 Criminal Alien Sex Offenders Identified To Be Removed From Our Communities

Governor, Attorney General Announce 15 Criminal Alien Sex Offenders Identified To Be Removed From Our Communities.

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Posted on 10/08/10


The Comstock Connection

It has been a busy Fall already with lots of civic, community, and charitable events. I wanted to update you on our activities and news and events.

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Posted on 10/07/10


Barbara Hollingsworth: VDOT is next on 'Hoarders'

The Washington Examiner interviews Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton about the VDOT Audit.

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Posted on 10/06/10


UPDATE – Additional Burglaries and Larcenies Reported

During the overnight hours of Tuesday, September 28 into the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 29, seven additional homes were burglarized and an attempt was made to enter one other home in the Oakton area.

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Posted on 09/30/10


“Walloping the Middle Class”

Yesterday’s WSJ.com’s Political Diary featured an article about the coming tax increases in January.

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Posted on 09/29/10


Scheduled tax increases will hinder recovery

The Congressional Budget Office now acknowledges that the January scheduled tax increases will hurt our recovery.

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Posted on 09/29/10


VDOT Audit Identifies $1.45 Billion Available

Governor's VDOT Performance and Financial Audit Identifies $1.45 Billion Available for Projects in 6 Year Transportation Program

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Posted on 09/23/10


Police Investigate Series of Burglaries and Larcenies; Crime Solvers Asks Public for Help

Fairfax County Police are investigating a series of burglaries and larcenies that have occurred throughout the northern section of the county and Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect.

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Posted on 09/17/10


Delegate Comstock On The Ninth Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks

On September 11, 2001, we experienced an unimaginable tragedy and evil, not only for our nation, but right in our local community.

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Posted on 09/11/10


“The Coming Tsunami of Business Tax Increases”

In Case You Missed It – A Must Read: “The Coming Tsunami of Business Tax Increases” was in The Washington Post earlier this week.

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Posted on 09/03/10


Fairfax County Dominates List Of The Fastest Growing Companies In The Country!

Congratulations to the 24 companies in Fairfax County that are included in Inc. Magazine’s 2010 list of the top 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States.

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Posted on 09/03/10


REMINDER! Major Road Shift of Eastbound Route 7 Happens Tonight in Tysons Corner

A significant lane shift will take place overnight tonight on Eastbound Route 7 between the Sheraton Hotel/Dulles Toll Road and the Best Buy shopping center, east of the Gosnell Road/Westpark Drive intersection in Tysons Corner.

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Posted on 09/02/10


State of Emergency as Precaution for Hurricane Earl

Governor Bob McDonnell today declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a step authorizing state agencies to take precautionary action to prepare for any potential impacts in eastern Virginia from Hurricane Earl.

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Posted on 09/01/10


The Comstock Connection

As the summer is winding down, I wanted to take a moment to update you on some of the news and events as we head into Fall.

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Posted on 08/24/10


Governor McDonnell Holding a Townhall Next Wednesday

Please join me at Governor McDonnell's town hall meeting next Wednesday, August 25, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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Posted on 08/20/10


Yes, Virginia, There Is A Surplus

Governor McDonnell Addresses General Assembly Committees on Budget Status.

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Posted on 08/19/10


90th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Ninety years ago today, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified.

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Posted on 08/18/10


Newcomers To The Region Bring Their Charitable Dollars With Them

Today's Washington Post highlights five Fairfax County Companies that have relocated corporate headquarters to Fairfax County about their philanthropy and charitable giving

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Posted on 08/09/10


The Comstock Connection

Check out this week's Comstock Connection, an update on some the events and news over the summer.

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Posted on 08/08/10


HOT Lanes Extension on 495 is Suspended

I wanted to let you know of some breaking news regarding the proposed Hot Lanes Extension on 495.

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Posted on 08/06/10


Sales Tax Holiday August 6 – 8th

Delegate Comstock issued the following information as a reminder about the upcoming Sales Tax Holiday

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Posted on 08/04/10


Delegate Comstock Commends Board Action on Route 7/Georgetown Pike

I want to thank everyone who attended the Town Hall Meeting last week in Great Falls. As you know, all of the area representatives -- Rep. Frank Wolf, Supervisor Foust, Janet Howell and I -- have all opposed VDOT's plan along with the vast majority of the community. Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 on Supervisor Foust's motion to oppose the plan.

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Posted on 08/03/10


Delegate Barbara Comstock Applauds Health Care Ruling

Virginia’s Challenge of Constitutionality of Health Care Act to Proceed

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Posted on 08/03/10


Mailbox Chemical Bomb Awareness & Safety Bulletin

Fairfax County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Section is concerned that the Great Falls community is experiencing a rash of chemical bombs placed in mailboxes., at least five recent reported incidents, perhaps more.

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Posted on 07/30/10


Reminder: July 29 Town Hall Meeting at Great Falls Library

Delegate Comstock is holding a Town Hall Meeting on July 29, 2010 at 7:30pm at the Great Falls Library. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Virginia Department of Transportation's current plan to construct dual left-turn lanes at the intersection of Route 7 and Georgetown Pike.

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Posted on 07/28/10


McLean Community Players production of “Little Women”

Special Event on Sunday, July 25, after the McLean Community Players production of “Little Women”

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Posted on 07/23/10


Sun Gazette Reports On Delegate Comstock's Upcoming Town Hall In Great Falls

Visit the Sun Gazette's website to read their article about my upcoming Town Hall meeting on July 29 at 7:30pm at the Great Falls Library.

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Posted on 07/22/10


Comstock Completes the 2010 Program for Emerging Political Leaders.

Last week I attended the Emerging Political Leaders program.

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Posted on 07/21/10


Delegate Comstock to hold a Town Hall Meeting July 29, 2010

Delegate Comstock is holding a Town Hall Meeting on July 29, 2010 at 7:30pm at the Great Falls Library. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Virginia Department of Transportation's current plan to construct dual left-turn lanes at the intersection of Route 7 and Georgetown Pike.

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Posted on 07/20/10


Letter to Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton Regarding Route 7 and Georgetown Pike

I recently sent the following letter to Sean Connaughton, Secretary of the Virginia Department of Transportation, regarding Route 7 and Georgetown Pike.

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Posted on 07/19/10


Letter to the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Regarding Route 7 and Georgetown Pike

I recently sent the following letter to Sharon Bulova, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors regarding Route 7 and Georgetown Pike.

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Posted on 07/18/10


Congrats McLean Family Restaurant: Restaurant of the Year!



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Posted on 07/17/10


10th District Job Fair Set for July 29 in Leesburg

More than 40 federal agencies and private sector companies will participate in a job and career fair on Thursday, July 29, in Leesburg hosted by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).

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Posted on 07/15/10


Delegate Comstock Invites Area Residents to Join Her at a Town Hall Forum

Delegate Comstock Invites Area Residents to Join Her at a Town Hall Forum with Members of the Governor's Commission on Government Reform & Restructuring

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Posted on 07/07/10


Happy Independence Day!

JOIN US on the 4th of July at the Great Falls Parade and the Langley Fireworks.

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Posted on 07/03/10


Delegate Barbara Comstock Selected For Leadership Program

Delegate Barbara Comstock has been selected to participate in the 2010 Program for Emerging Political Leaders, sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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Posted on 07/02/10


Comstock Presented Governor’s Proclamation for “McLean Centennial Day”

On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Delegate Comstock joined The Honorable Charles Robb, The Honorable Vince Callahan, Congressman Frank Wolf and hundreds of McLean Citizens for the McLean Centennial Celebration.

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Posted on 06/28/10


Please Join Us At The McLean Centennial Celebration

The McLean Centennial Celebration is this Saturday, June 26.

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Posted on 06/25/10


KPMG brings more jobs to Fairfax County

KPMG brings more jobs to Fairfax County

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Posted on 06/22/10


Route 123 Closed at the Capital Beltway All Weekend

ALERT: Route 123 will close at the Capital Beltway all weekend, June 11-14, for bridge demolition in Tysons Corner.

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Posted on 06/11/10


Reminder: HOT Lanes Meeting this Wednesday

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust and Delegate Barbara Comstock have scheduled a public information meeting on the Transurban Group and Virginia Megaprojects proposal to extend the HOT Lanes project on the I-495 Beltway to beyond Georgetown Pike, Rt. 193.

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Posted on 06/06/10


Milestones in Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Governor Bob McDonnell joined the leaders of Chesapeake Bay watershed jurisdictions today for the 2010 Chesapeake Executive Council meeting in Baltimore and outlined the significant milestones Virginia has achieved in its efforts to restore the Bay.

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Posted on 06/04/10


A REMINDER: SLEEP IN AND STILL HELP WITH “RACE FOR THE CURE”!

On Saturday, June 5, I will, once again, be participating in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure.

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Posted on 06/03/10


Memorial Day Ceremony at McLean High School

On Memorial Day I was privileged to join McLean's finest to honor our fallen heroes

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Posted on 06/03/10


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

On Saturday, June 5, I will, once again, be participating in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. I will be with Congressman Wolf's team, the "Wolf Pack" - one of the many congressional teams formed to help raise money for this great event.

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Posted on 06/01/10


Remembrance and Thanks

Today, in communities like ours, all across the country, we will salute our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. We also extend our thoughts and prayers to the brave men and women in uniform who are serving in harm's way and protecting and fighting for the cause of freedom.

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Posted on 05/31/10


Meeting to Discuss HOT Lanes Proposal to Extend HOT Lanes Past Georgetown Pike Bridge

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust and Delegate Barbara Comstock have scheduled a public information meeting on the Transurban Group and Virginia Megaprojects proposal to extend the HOT Lanes project on the I-495 Beltway to beyond Georgetown Pike, Rt. 193.

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Posted on 05/30/10


HOT Lanes Extension

Transurban Presents Possible HOT Lanes Extension

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Posted on 05/26/10


McLean Giant Re-opening

Last week I joined Giant staff and other community leaders for the re-opening of the newly renovated McLean Giant.

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Posted on 05/24/10


Delegate Comstock Joined Governor McDonnell at McLean Project for the Arts Gala

5.19.10 The Connection: Delegate Comstock Joined Governor McDonnell at McLean Project for the Arts Gala

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Posted on 05/20/10


"Obamacare will cost Virginia $1.5 billion"

Governor McDonnell in The Washington Examiner today: “Obamacare will cost Virginia $1.5 billion”

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Posted on 05/18/10


Update from Delegate Comstock

Last month my colleagues and I gathered in Richmond for the Reconvene Session to vote on Governor McDonnell's 213 amendments. With the main focus this year being on job creation, we restored funding for the Governor's Opportunity Fund to help create more jobs and reinstated a $10 million tax deduction for Virginia employers. Approximately 70% of the budget amendments focused on Economic Development Initiatives, as we continue to create jobs for the Commonwealth.

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Posted on 05/10/10


Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. On Monday night, I joined Congressman Frank Wolf, Delegate Tom Rust and Delegate Tag Greason for an informative Forum on Lyme Disease in Loudoun County

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Posted on 05/06/10


First Meeting of Governor’s Economic Development and Job Creation Commission in Richmond.

On Wednesday, Delegate Barbara Comstock joined over 60 business leaders and entrepreneurs from around the Commonwealth to begin work on the Governor’s Commission.

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Posted on 05/06/10


Congressman Wolf's Lyme Disease Forum

Please join us for a Forum on Lyme Disease that Congressman Frank Wolf will be holding on Monday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. at Heritage High School in Leesburg. Delegate Tom Rust and I worked on a Bill this year that would have allowed physicians more latitude in prescribing medication and alternative treatments for treating Lyme Disease. Dozens of people, including many of our constituents, came to Richmond for the hearing on this measure and they provided powerful testimony about the devastating impact of Lyme Disease on their lives. While the measure did not pass this year, it was carried over to next year's session and we will continue to press these efforts. Officials from the Health Department committed, at the hearings on our bills, to increase their efforts monitoring Lyme Disease and working with us on this important health concern.

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Posted on 05/01/10


Delegate Comstock on Northrop Grumman Moving to Nothern Virginia

Governor McDonnell announced this week that Northrop Grumman will be moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Northern Virginia. Delegate Barbara Comstock issued the following statement

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Posted on 04/27/10


Delegate Comstock Appointed to the Governor's Economic Development and Jobs Creation Commission

On Monday, Governor McDonnell announced that Delegate Barbara Comstock will be among the members of his Economic Development and Jobs Creation Commission, created by Executive Order Number One, which he signed after he took the Oath of Office this past January.

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Posted on 04/20/10


April 16: Virginia Tech Remembrance Day

Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all of those touched by the tragedy at Virginia Tech, three years ago, on April, 16 2007.

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Posted on 04/16/10


This Week: National Days of Remembrance

Sunday marked the beginning of the National Days of Remembrance which will continue throughout this week. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. The theme of this year's commemoration is Stories of Freedom: What You Do Matters.

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Posted on 04/13/10


Statement of Delegate Comstock on Student Loan Legislation

McLean, VA – Today, Governor McDonnell released a statement I wanted to share with you regarding the recent, but largely unnoticed, takeover of the Federal Student Loan program. As the Governor details, this takeover was incorporated into the recent health care bill and will hit Northern Virginia particularly hard through jobs losses at Sallie Mae as well as fewer loan choices for our many college bound students. In these tough economic times, these are the kind of decisions that deserved at least some minimal discussion before dramatic changes were made on a solely partisan basis. Unfortunately, that did not occur and our families and students will bear yet another unexpected burden.

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Posted on 04/01/10


Statement of Delegate Comstock on the President’s Offshore Energy Plan

McLean, VA - Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama announced that Virginia will be the first state on the East Coast to explore for and produce natural gas and oil offshore. This session, the General Assembly passed and the Governor signed legislation to allow for exploration and drilling to go forward. Delegate Comstock patroned legislation that dedicated the royalties from drilling to go to our transportation needs. Delegate Comstock’s bill was incorporated into the legislation signed by Governor McDonnell that will now allow us to move forward on this important energy initiative. Coastal exploration and drilling also will lead to thousands of new jobs and billions in new revenue in Virginia and will be able to provide us with much needed transportation revenue for the long term.

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Posted on 03/31/10


WHSV: McDonnell Signs Job Opportunity Bills

Herndon, VA - Flanked by Democratic and Republican lawmakers and Northern Virginia technology and business leaders, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law Tuesday a number of bills from his successful “Jobs and Opportunity” legislative agenda.

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Posted on 03/30/10


Press Release: Governor McDonnell Travels to Center for Innovative Technology and Northern Virginia Technology Council to Sign Major Components of "Jobs and Opportunity" Agenda

Herndon, VA - This afternoon, Delegate Barbara Comstock joined Governor McDonnell and Northern Virginia technology and business leaders for the signing of a number of the Governor's "Jobs and Opportunity" bills, including H.B. 1372, patroned by Delegate Comstock.

"It was a privilege to join with the Governor, my Northern Virginia colleagues in the General Assembly, and Northern Virginia's technology and business leaders. We all worked together on a bipartisan basis on our number one legislative priority -- jobs. These bills will provide the tools to help keep Northern Virginia in the forefront of the 21st century economy and allow our innovative and talented workforce to excel. In today's global economy, innovation is the path to economic expansion."


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Posted on 03/30/10


Delegate Comstock Cheers Governor McDonnell's Appointment of Sam Nixon as Virginia's Chief Information Officer

McLean, VA – Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) commended Governor Bob McDonnell for the choice of Delegate Sam Nixon (Chesterfield) as the Commonwealth's next Chief Information Officer and head of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). Comstock served on the Science and Technology Committee with Delegate Nixon where he served as Vice-Chairman. This session, the Science and Technology Committee reported out the new legislation which restructures the governance of VITA and requires the CIO to report to the Governor through our Secretary of Technology, Jim Duffey. This legislation passed by the General Assembly and recently was signed by the Governor.

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Posted on 03/25/10


Rep. Wolf's Statement on the Health Care Bill

Our Congressman, Rep. Frank Wolf, released the following statement on yesterday's Health Care Bill: http://wolf.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=89§iontree=7

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Posted on 03/22/10


Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Passage of Federal Health Care Bill

Governor McDonnell released the following statement today on the Health Care Bill: http://www.governor.virginia.gov/News/viewRelease.cfm?id=86

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Posted on 03/22/10


Washington Post: Fairfax County schools get a boost in Virginia's budget

The dire forecast for Fairfax County's schools has brightened after state lawmakers approved a budget last weekend that funnels new resources to local schools.

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Posted on 03/18/10


"Hands Off My Health Care Rally"

On Friday, President Obama will be visiting George Mason University to rally support for the national health care takeover bill and make his final push to gain support for this measure which would pass all kinds of new taxes on families and small businesses as well as place billions in unfunded mandates upon states, destroying our state budget.

Tomorrow, please join me, Supervisor Pat Herrity, and others at a rally to oppose the National Health Care Bill. We need to make it clear to the President and our Virginia congressional delegation that the vast majority of Virginians do not support the health care reform bill presently before Congress. It spends money we don't have and cuts the Medicare program when we should be coming up with ways to get our financial house in order and make sure the Medicare program is protected. The American people want a bipartisan bill that fixes what is broken and keeps what works.

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8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030


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Posted on 03/18/10


Great Falls Connection Column: National Health Care Bill Threatens State Budget

I want to share a letter that I recently coordinated with a majority of members of the Virginia House of Delegates (56). It was sent to our Virginia Congressional delegation and details our opposition to the national health care bill and how it would harm our state budget. This bill is expected to be voted on in Congress later this week.

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Posted on 03/17/10


Press Release: 2010 Bipartisan Budget and Legislative Agenda Gains Broad Support

Extensive Package of Bills Focused on Job Creation, Education Reform, Energy Independence, Economic Development, and Public Safety.

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Posted on 03/16/10


Washington Post columnist acknowledges in Sunday paper that Northern Virginia’s schools are a “Winner” in Virginia state budget, writing: “Winner: Northern Virginia's schools."

Winner: Northern Virginia's schools. Education budgets in the Virginia suburbs were spared some severe damage when a proposal that would have frozen funding levels was killed. If the freeze had remained, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties stood to lose $118 million.

It was a rare victory for Northern Virginia in a major struggle with the rest of the state over divvying up school funds. It appeared that McDonnell and the GOP were honoring a campaign commitment to help Northern Virginia get a fair share of the huge flow of tax dollars it sends to Richmond.


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Posted on 03/15/10


Sun Gazette: Freshman Delegate - Cooperation Trumped Partisanship on Issues Key to Local Area

For all the talk of Republicans vs. Democrats and Northern Virginia vs. the rest of the commonwealth, lawmakers made progress on important issues during this year’s General Assembly session, freshman Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) said.

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Posted on 03/15/10


Great Falls Connection Op-Ed: Finalizing the State Budget

This week we will finalize the budget in the General Assembly. Due to the weak economy, the projected state revenue for the next two years is about $77 billion instead of the $81 billion previously projected. The challenge for this session was to bridge that $4 billion gap. Given this challenge, Northern Virginia and the 34th District did much better under the current House budget than the budget that outgoing Gov. Kaine (D) had proposed.

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Posted on 03/11/10


Delegate Comstock Joins Governor McDonnell and General Assembly Leaders at Bill Signing

Governor McDonnell Signs Legislation Positioning Virginia to Become the "Energy Capital of the East Coast" – Positions Commonwealth to Move Forward in Becoming First State on East Coast to Explore for Oil and Natural Gas Offshore; Part of Governor's Comprehensive Energy Plan for Commonwealth –

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Posted on 03/10/10


Press Release: A Letter to the Virginia Congressional Delegation

Richmond, VA - Delegate Barbara Comstock along with 55 other Members of the House of Delegates sent the following letter to the Virginia Congressional delegation opposing the government health care bill.

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Posted on 03/09/10


Attend The March 16 Snow Summit

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Board Auditorium Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

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Posted on 03/09/10


RELEASE: House Budget Restores School Funding, Eliminates Tax Increases

House Budget Eliminated $260 Million In Additional Taxes On Fairfax County Taxpayers Proposed In Kaine Budget – While Lifting the LCI Education Funding Freeze and Providing More Funds For Fairfax County Schools – $260 Million Proposed Tax on Fairfax County From Kaine Budget Was Eliminated – Budget Invests $50 Million In Job Creation – Budget Lifts LCI Freeze Which Would Have Cost Fairfax Schools $60 Million – House Budget Now Provides 15.4% More Than Kaine Proposed Budget

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Posted on 03/02/10


POTHOLE REPAIRS

Governor McDonnell announced yesterday that the Virginia Department of Transportation will be making pothole repairs their number one priority throughout the month of March.

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Posted on 02/26/10


Column: Assembly Focuses on Job Creation

Delegate Comstock's column in last week's Connection, focusing on the job creation agenda in the General Assembly.

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Posted on 02/24/10


RELEASE: Statement of Delegate Comstock on General Assembly Passage of Offshore Royalties Bill

-Key Piece of “Jobs and Opportunity” Agenda Passes House and Senate with Bipartisan Support- Positions Commonwealth to Move Forward in Becoming First State on East Coast to Produce Energy Offshore; Part of Governor’s Comprehensive Energy Plan for Commonwealth

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Posted on 02/22/10


Legislative Agenda Is Successful At Session Midpoint

This week we reached the midway mark in the 2010 Legislative Session, also known as "crossover" and our legislative agenda has so far been very successful. I wanted to give you an overview of where we stand at mid-session on some key issues.

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Posted on 02/19/10


Delegate Comstock Highlights Success Of Legislative Agenda At Session Midpoint

Virginia Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) today highlighted the many legislative successes so far by the House of Delegates at the halfway point of the 2010 Session of the Virginia General Assembly. The announcement comes at the 2010 session’s midway mark, commonly referred to as “crossover.” By that date, which this year fell on February 16, each house must have acted on the bills filed by its respective members.

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Posted on 02/18/10


WTOP radio tips on the threat to your roofs with all the snow and ice

Worried about snow accumulation on your roof? Here are some tips.

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Posted on 02/11/10


Snow Storm Update from Terrie Suit

Update was Provided from Terrie Suit, Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness

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Posted on 02/11/10


Update From VDOT, Renée N. Hamilton Assistant District Administrator



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Posted on 02/11/10


VDOT Mobilization Report: Wednesday February 10, 2010

The latest from VDOTs efforts during the snow storm.

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Posted on 02/10/10


More Information From VDOT

VDOT releases more information on their efforts to clear roads in Northern Virginia.

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Posted on 02/10/10


STORM UPDATE

Here is some information to get through the next snow storm hitting tonight.

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Posted on 02/09/10


Region’s Fire Chiefs Encourage Residents to Take Safety Measures as New Winter Storm Arrives

Safety Tips From Fire Chiefs about roof snow accumulation.

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Posted on 02/09/10


VOLUNTEER DRIVERS OF 4 x 4 SUVs NEEDED

Supervisor Foust forwarded this email around - read here

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Posted on 02/09/10


WEDNESDAY MORNING STORM UPDATE

WTOP, Wind, And Icicles

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Posted on 02/09/10


Delegate Comstock Commends Gov. McDonnell for Rejecting the LCI Freeze

See the Full Press Release from Gov. McDonnell here.

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Posted on 02/08/10


Emergency Shelters Opened and Fairfax Schools Closed Monday

All Fairfax County public schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 8. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled. Two Emergency Warming Centers/Shelters to Open in Fairfax County on Feb. 7.

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Posted on 02/07/10


Hotline Activated for Snow Emergency

Fairfax County has activated its Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711, to respond to residents’ questions regarding the ongoing snow emergency affecting the area.

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Posted on 02/07/10


Richmond Update from Delegate Barbara Comstock

The latest update from the General Assembly in Richmond.

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Posted on 02/07/10


Snow Emergency Hotline Deactivated at Midnight

Fairfax County will deactivate its Emergency Information Line at midnight tonight. However, residents may still leave messages at 703-817-7771, TTY 711.

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Posted on 02/07/10


Saturday Morning Storm Update

Additional Updates and Information on Power Outages and Emergency Information

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Posted on 02/06/10


Winter Weather Advisory

I have put together some information to help you get through the snow, VDOT info etc. Avoid driving at all if possible. Most important of all is to STAY SAFE!

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Posted on 02/05/10


Letter to Governor McDonnell about the LCI Freeze

I joined 35 of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in a letter this week to Governor McDonnell opposing the LCI freeze proposed in Governor Kaine’s last budget. Read more here.

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Posted on 02/05/10


FRIDAY EVENING STORM UPDATE



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Posted on 02/05/10


The Connection: Churchill Road Rallies To Protect School Budget

Delegate Comstock was featured in an article about the parents rally at Chruchill Road ES. It highlights the growing awareness of the freezing of the LCI, and the unfair cuts it puts on Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Posted on 01/29/10


Delegate Comstock Joins Governor McDonnell for Response to State of the Union and to Unveil Jobs and Opportunity Agenda

Delegate Barbara Comstock joins bipartisan efforts to champion legislation that will spur job creation, promote economic development and create more opportunities for Virginians.

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Posted on 01/28/10


The Connection: Job Creation as Job #1

Delegate Comstock reflects on the first week in Richmond in The Connection newspaper.

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Posted on 01/27/10


PRESS RELEASE: Delegate Comstock Joins Governor McDonnell to Unveil Jobs and Opportunity Agenda

Governor McDonnell announced Tuesday that Delegate Barbara Comstock will join him in championing legislation that will spur job creation, promote economic development and create more opportunities for Virginians.

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Posted on 01/27/10


Comstock Joins 34th District Parents at Churchill Road Elementary School to Rally Against the Unfair School Funding Formula

VIDEO Watch Delegate Comstock rally with local parents against the unfair freezing of the school funding formula.

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Posted on 01/27/10


Delegate Comstock Joined Governor McDonnell and General Assembly Members Today to Highlight Virginia Jobs Agenda.

Today Delegate Comstock joined with Governor McDonnell, Lt. Governor Bolling and General Assembly Members from both sides of the aisle to highlight the “Jobs and Opportunity Agenda” which includes two measures that Delegate Comstock will be leading on.

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Posted on 01/26/10


Take the 2010 Legislative Survey

In order to better understand the constituents of the 34th district, I have put together a survey that covers some of the issues that the General Assembly will face in this years session. Take a few minutes and fill out the survey.

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Posted on 01/23/10


Delegate Comstock Applauds Virginia's Senator Webb for Calling a Halt to Health Care Votes

Last night has already been called ‘the shock heard round the world.’ With the Republican Senate victory, even the voters of Massachusetts have sent a strong message against government run health care and the budget busting, job killing agenda that has been promoted from Washington. Senator Webb has recognized the message.

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Posted on 01/20/10


Delegate Barbara Comstock Honors the Life & Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Please take time today to reflect on the lessons he left us all with.

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Posted on 01/18/10


Haiti Earthquake Relief

Support the Fairfax County rescue workers in their mission of aide to Haiti. Donate to the RedCross. Together we can make a difference in the lives of the victims in Haiti.

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Posted on 01/15/10


The 2010 Legislative Session Begins in Richmond

Today I was sworn in as the Delegate for the 34th District. I wanted to update you with our new contact information in Richmond and also provide you with information about some upcoming events that you may be interested in, as well as inviting you to keep us informed of your views as we face the difficult budgetary challenges ahead. My door will always be open to you and please call, write or email with your concerns and suggestions. I look forward to working with you.

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Posted on 01/13/10


Town Meeting with Fairfax Legislators

Join Barbara at a Town Meeting with the Fairfax delegation to the General Assembly on Saturday Jan 9th starting at 9 am. Come out and voice your concerns for Virginia!

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Posted on 01/07/10


Merry Christmas

We would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! I look forward to working with you all in the New Year to tackle the many challenges facing our Commonwealth. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the 34th District.

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Posted on 12/23/09


Veterans Day Statement from Barbara Comstock

Today we thank and honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice. For generations, brave men and women have answered the call of duty and selflessly served and protected our nation. They are our heroes and we can never fully repay the debt we owe them in providing the blessings of freedom they have so ably fought for and defended.

As many of our brave men and women defend our freedom from threats in Afghanistan and Iraq and many others places around the world, we also keep the many service men and women from Virginia in our thoughts and prayers today.


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Posted on 11/11/09


Thank You!

We won! Thanks to a fabulous team effort on Tuesday, we had a great election night, albeit a late one! My family and I can't thank everyone enough for all the help and support for our campaign that made this possible.

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Posted on 11/09/09


Wall Street Journal: GOP Comes Back in Northern Virginia

When Charlie Ambrus was asked why he, as a lifelong Democrat and enthusiastic Obama voter, stumped for a Republican candidate for the state legislature this fall, he answered simply: "She came to my door."

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Posted on 11/05/09


The Connection: Republican Comstock Ousts Vanderhye in Close Race

Republican Barbara Comstock said it was a broad coalition of residents and volunteers, along with a lot of legwork, that enabled her to oust freshman Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-34) in Tuesday’s election.

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Posted on 11/04/09






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