Congress passes Obamacare replacement; thunderstorms in the region expected to slow by this afternoon

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, May 5.

House Republicans passed the Affordable Care Act replacement without it yet receiving an assessment by the Congressional Budget Office. The bill is expected to undergo CBO analysis and significant changes before the Senate votes on it.
(The Washington Post)

Severe thunderstorm and flood warnings were issued in Stafford, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties and Alexandria Friday morning. Storms are expected to slow by early afternoon.
(The Washington Post)

Proposed pipeline projects in the state were a contentious issue among the Democratic gubernatorial candidates during a debate Thursday. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam—who has received campaign funding from Dominion Energy, a proponent of the pipeline—didn’t take a stance on the issue.
(The Washington Post)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced $8.4 million in loans for 15 affordable housing projects across the state.
(ABC 7 News)

On May 9, visitors to Reagan National Airport can tour Hurricane Hunters, planes that fly into hurricanes to determine weather forecasts. The tours will take place from 2-5 p.m.
(ARLnow)

Outdoor and recreation retailer Casual Adventure will close after 61 years in Virginia Square. There isn’t a confirmed closing date, but the store intends to close after selling out its spring stock.
(ARLnow)

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