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Riggleman tells UVa group he plans to stay true to values of freedom

By TYLER HAMMEL, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Fresh off announcing his re-election campaign, Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-5th, attended an event Thursday hosted by the College Republicans at the University of Virginia to discuss his first term and drum up support. During his term, Riggleman has drawn much attention for actions that have displeased some conservatives in the district.

VaNews January 24, 2020

2019 Was a Busy Year for Virginia's Congressional Delegation


Freshmen lawmakers came into Washington at the start of 2019 ready to get to work. While they eventually did, they also arrived in a Washington that was largely shuttered by a government shutdown. Freshman Virginia Republican Denver Riggleman says the year was a whirlwind, even if he wasn’t happy with much of what he was forced to become a part of.

VaNews January 2, 2020

Scott, Riggleman Are Beyond Ready to Shift Focus From Impeachment


Last year Virginians sent three new Democrats and two freshly minted Republicans to Washington, and at times it felt like impeachment was the only thing happening in the Capitol. While that was never the case, many bipartisan proposals went untouched by one chamber or another, like addressing the opioid crisis and keeping insurance companies from slapping patients with surprise medical bills. Freshman Virginia Republican Denver Riggleman is excited to move past impeachment in the New Year.

VaNews December 31, 2019

Riggleman suggests improvements to benefit hemp farmers in letter to Sec. of Agriculture


Congressman Denver Riggleman sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture to discuss potential changes to the implementation of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. Riggleman's letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, the letter suggested improvements to benefit farmers and align the rules with the realities that hemp farmers face while growing.

VaNews December 17, 2019

Rep. Denver Riggleman is being himself

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Some people can’t figure out Rep. Denver Riggleman. They say he’s too far to the left, too far to the right or too libertarian. He votes with President Donald Trump a lot, but sometimes he votes against the president’s wishes. What’s up with him being in the House Freedom Caucus? Why did he officiate a gay wedding?

VaNews December 16, 2019

"Are you ready to start winning again?" After more losses, Virginia Republicans come together for annual event

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

It’s been one month since Republicans suffered defeat at the ballot box that resulted in Democrats taking control of the General Assembly, and they’re drinking a lot of booze in the remote mountains of Bath County. In rooms throughout the Omni Homestead Resort on Friday night, macaroons and cream puffs covered tables as a few hundred Republican activists filtered in and out to mingle with their peers. In one room, they sipped liquor brought from the distillery owned by the wife of Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Nelson.

VaNews December 9, 2019

Riggleman shrugs off attacks from within GOP

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Denver Riggleman has a clear message for detractors in his own party. “As far as what anybody says about me, I really don’t give a rat’s,” the congressman for Virginia’s 5th District said on Friday. “I’m going to run on what I believe and who I am.” Riggleman stopped by several locations in Charlottesville on Friday, including Tandem Friends School and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

VaNews November 25, 2019

Campbell Co. supervisor to challenge Riggleman for the Fifth District Congressional seat


Bob Good, Campbell County's Supervisor is running for the Fifth District Congressional seat, challenging Congressman Denver Riggleman.

VaNews November 14, 2019

Pence visits Louisa to 'turn up the heat' on Democrats about trade agreement

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to rural Louisa County to “turn up the heat” on Democrats and urge approval of President Donald Trump’s signed trade deal with Mexico and Canada. About 500 people gathered at Patriot Industries, a steel and aluminum manufacturer, on Saturday to hear Pence, former Virginia Gov. George Allen and U.S. Reps. Denver Riggleman, R-5th, and Rob Wittman, R-1st, discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

VaNews November 3, 2019

Congressman gets down with Dr. Seuss

By KAREN DILLON, Franklin News-Post

Politics didn’t matter to the 3- to 5-year-olds in the Head Start class at STEP, Inc., in Rocky Mount last week when U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Nelson) paid them a visit. The first-term congressman, who was there to learn more about the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, along with STEP’s other services, didn’t seem to mind, either.

VaNews October 18, 2019