Senate moves forward with health care debate; undocumented immigrant killed in tractor-trailer in Texas was from NoVA

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, July 26.

In a tie-breaking vote, the Senate decided to begin hours of debate on possible amendments to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. After returning from surgery and receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain addressed the Senate, saying he and his colleagues were “getting nothing done.”

Ten undocumented immigrants died in an overheated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, as they were smuggled into the U.S. One of the victims was a 19-year-old who grew up in Northern Virginia, attended school in Fairfax County and was deported back to Guatemala this past March.
(The Washington Post)

Following their first debate Saturday, Virginia gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam received million-dollar campaign donations from the Republican Governors Association and the Democratic National Committee, respectively.
(The Washington Post)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Crystal City private investigation startup Trustify will add 184 new jobs to the region.

Prince William County police announced Tuesday former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead, who’s originally from Manassas, was not the man arrested for a shoplifting incident last month. Whitehead was released from the Cowboys on Monday.