Congress to vote on new health care bill today; self-driving cars are already being tested on NoVA roads

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, May 4.

House Republicans for a second time have proposed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. A vote will take place today. Rep. Barbara Comstock remains opposed to the bill.
(The Washington Post, Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Self-driving and connected cars are already being tested on roads in Northern Virginia.

Dominion Energy, which has long been the top corporate political donor in the state, is receiving criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for environmental, property rights and campaign finance issues and its political influence.
(The Washington Post)

Today is the National Day of Prayer, and President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that would protect religious organizations from losing their tax-exempt status even if they endorse political candidates and would weaken the regulations on religious organizations at odds with the preventive services requirement of the ACA, including paying for birth control.
(ABC 7 News)

As Fairfax County grants several thousand more disabled people government-funded aid and services, it will have to restrict day-support and work programs due to the shift in its funding.
(The Washington Post)

Rosslyn‘s annual outdoor summer film festival will kick off June 2-Aug. 25. Movies this year include Grease, Frozen, Some Like It Hot, GoldenEye, The Father of the Bride, Moana and When Harry Met Sally.