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Thank You Bob Goodlatte

November 9, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Roanoke, VA - Candidate Peter Volosin made the following statement in reference to Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s retirement announcement:

“I would like to thank Bob Goodlatte for his decades of service in the House of Representatives.

Since I announced, my campaign has focused on the need for a fresh start across the 6th District. Bob Goodlatte’s retirement today shows that he too believes it’s time for new energy and a new vision...

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Statement on the Return of Amtrak to Roanoke

October 30, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Roanoke, VA - Candidate Peter Volosin made the following statement about the return of Amtrak passenger rail service to Roanoke:

“Passenger rail is a significant step in adapting Virginia, especially the 6th District, into a 21st Century economy.

By connecting the district directly to the highly-populated Northeast Corridor through 3,000 miles of rail, the district will be a stronger economic player in the nation. The return of rail service will reduce carbon emissions in the district, by reducing the number of cars and trucks travelling on I-81. The reduction in congestion will make the interstate safer to travel and will save taxpayers millions of dollars in road maintenance...

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Statement on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines

October 14, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Roanoke, VA - Candidate Peter Volosin made the following statement in reference to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision for approvals of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines:

“Friday’s disheartening decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the ‘certificate of public convenience and necessity’ for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines was a step in the wrong direction. Behind closed doors, FERC has rubber-stamped two projects that will have negative environmental and economic consequences for the citizens of the 6th District, not to mention the precedent this decision makes for the use of eminent domain to increase corporate profits...

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Statement on the Las Vegas concert shooting

October 2, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Congressional candidate Peter Volosin made the following statement about the horrific mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas:

“Enough is enough. I am tired of waking up to these senseless tragedies. We keep moving the bar up for the “deadliest shooting in America,” a bar once set at 32 dead at Virginia Tech is now at 50+ in Las Vegas. In ten years, we have made little progress on preventing mass shooting events, which have become numbingly common...

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Mountain Valley Pipeline a step in the wrong direction

September 21, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Rocky Mount, VA- During a visit to the Four Corners Farm today, Congressional candidate Peter Volosin made the following statement about the proposed construction of a natural gas pipeline through the farm:

“The construction of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines is a step in the wrong direction and detrimental to our environment, economy, and property rights...

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Volosin: Lack of planning made Harvey worse

September19, 2017
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Peter Volosin

There is a lot of discussion about Hurricane Harvey’s destruction and the cost to rebuild, yet few are addressing the underlying issue of zoning and how Houston’s lack of zoning laws is responsible for the growing cost to taxpayers. If we want to mitigate the effects of climate change on our communities, such as sea level rise and stronger storms, then we must use zoning regulations and resilience planning to help achieve this goal...

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Statement about the Removal of DACA Protections

September 5, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Candidate Peter Volosin responds to the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections and Representative Goodlatte’s embrace of the decision with the following statement:

"President Trump’s decision today to end DACA protections is another indication that he is willing to do whatever it takes to appeal to his base, even if it means dividing families and communities. The people being affected by his latest effort are young children who have grown up only knowing the freedoms and opportunities that America affords our citizens. Are we really going to send these young members of our community to a country they have never known and have no ties to? ...

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Statement on Rep. Goodlatte's call for Special Counsel

September 3, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Candidate Peter Volosin responds to Representative Goodlatte’s call to convene a special counsel to investigate the Obama administration’s actions in the 2016 elections with the following statement:

“Today, Representative Goodlatte announced his decision to support a new special counsel to investigate the 2016 election. He believes we should investigate the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, but gives no valid reason for why...

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Statement on President Trump's August 15th Press Conference

August 17, 2017
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Peter Volosin

Candidate Peter Volosin today issued the following statement condemning President Trump’s comments from his press conference on August 15, 2017:

“On Tuesday, President Trump doubled down on hate and effectively endorsed the white supremacists that took over Charlottesville. Regardless of your beliefs, violence is not the answer; nor is silence when our President makes such statements...

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Goodlatte gets challenger for 2018 race

August 16, 2017
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Gabe Cavallaro

U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte has an opponent for his 6th District seat in Congress, as Peter Volosin, of Roanoke, has declared that he will challenge the long-term GOP incumbent in 2018.

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Dem Sets Out 2018 Goodlatte Challenge

August 15, 2017
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Nolan Stout

When U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, was celebrating his first election to Congress, Peter Volosin was in elementary school.

Twenty-five years later, the 31-year-old is taking his shot at the 12-term representative.

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Goodlatte gets 2018 Democratic Challenger

August 14, 2017
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Kyle Stewart

Peter Volosin was in elementary school when Rep. Bob Goodlatte won his first campaign for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. Now 31, the political novice hopes to unseat the 13-term Republican.

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Roanoke Democrat to challenge Bob Goodlatte

August 14, 2017
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Carmen Foreman

A Roanoke millennial will oppose Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s 2018 re-election bid.

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