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House Chair Squashes Abortion Bills, Democrats Push Back Against Trump

Republicans are quietly killing abortion bills without debate following President Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch to fill Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat.

Attorney General Mark Herring filed a legal challenge against President Trump’s immigration order, and Dave Brat is accused of being inaccessible to his constituents.

Jeff Schapiro has this week’s political analysis.

Political Analysis For Friday, 1/27/17

Republicans push pay raises for state workers, state police.

Virginia senators are digging in against some Trump Cabinet nominees. Kaine – already opposing Rex Tillerson for State – will vote against Betsy DeVos for education secretary, expressing concerns about her supposedly hostile views on public education and possible ethical conflicts thru her family’s vast fortune. Warner says he’ll vote against Jeff Sessions for attorney general, citing Session’s perceived hostility to voting and civil rights.

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