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A visit to Washington

Capitol Hill was abuzz last Thursday afternoon with news of the Senate’s version of the health care bill, which had just been released.

Along with a conversation about that bill, Gazette-Journal reporters asked Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Rep. Rob Wittman about other issues that impact the Middle Peninsula, including funding for broadband and the Chesapeake Bay, how proposed cuts to the Coast Guard budget might affect the Milford Haven Coast Guard Station at Hudgins, and the status of plans for a national park at Werowocomoco in Gloucester.

Just finishing an on-camera interview, Kaine seemed relieved to be able to sit down for a moment and chat prior to heading to his next meeting in what turned out to be a marathon day.

Warner, who has come to be known as a man who never stops on Capitol Hill, remained full of energy and passion discussing topics of importance for his constituents, even at the end of a long day.

Wittman, who still drives back and forth to the nation&...

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