The Politics Hour - Oct 11, 2013

The Politics Hour - Oct 11, 2013

Kojo and Tom chat with David Ramadan, the Republican who represents Virginia's 87th district in the commonwealth's House of Delegates, and soon-to-be Democratic D.C. Council candidate Charles Allen.

D.C. officials lock horns with congressional Democrats over funding for the District during the federal government shutdown. The government closures continue to affect the economies of Maryland, Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions. And the political dynamics of divisive debates on Capitol Hill spillover into Virginia's gubernatorial race. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

David Ramadan

Member, Virginia House of Delegates (R - 87th District)

Charles Allen

Former Chief of Staff, D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells

Featured Clip

Virginia Del. David Ramadan said he does not support the current proposal for construction of the Bi-County Parkway. Ramadan represents the 87th district in Loudoun and Prince William counties, which the parkway would link. He said it was time for a "fresh start," citing issues such as where the parkway would end, and said the proposal should be tabled for the next administration. "This project hasn't matured yet," he said.

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