Virginia Health Commissioner Resigns in Protest of Political Intrusion and Bullying in Abortion Regulations

In an email distributed this afternoon to a group of doctors, healthcare providers and medical associations across the state, Dr. Karen Remley, the Virginia Health Commissioner, resigned her position due to, in her words, “enforcement of these [abortion] regulations…[that] has created an environment in which my ability to fulfill my duties is compromised and I can no longer in good faith continue in my role.”


Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Cuccinelli Legislate Women’s Health Care and Abortion Without Consent of Virginians, Against Medical Experts’ Counsel

Against medical expert counsel and without public approval, Governor McDonnell (R) and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) on June 15 will push through proposed permanent regulations that may shut down women’s health centers that provide breast and cervical cancer screenings, critical ongoing healthcare, and abortion services to women in Virginia. If approved by the Virginia Board of Health on June 15, the draft permanent regulations move closer to becoming final law, threatening safe and legal affordable abortion available to women in Virginia for almost 40 years.


New Report: U.S. Too Dependent on Foreign Suppliers in Crises

The United States is at risk of being dangerously unprepared for serious emergencies because of the offshoring of critical manufacturing sectors and a reliance on foreign suppliers for products needed in the wake of catastrophic events.


Voters See Manufacturing as the “irreplaceable core of a strong economy”

Washington, DC. July 16, 2012- Voters say that creating jobs, specifically in manufacturing, and strengthening manufacturing in the U.S., are top economic priorities, according to the findings of a new poll and focus groups conducted by a bipartisan team of prominent Republican and Democratic pollsters.


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