Tag: Department of Defense

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Warner, Kaine urge Pentagon, State Department to guard against Zika

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the DoD and State Department to take steps to prepare for the threat posed by the Zika virus.


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Warner, Kaine introduce amendment to block commissary privatization

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced an NDAA amendment to prevent the DoD from privatizing commissaries at five installations.


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Sen. Warner presses VA, DoD on rules for payback of military separation pay

Today U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) on policies that are impacting former servicemembers in Virginia who have received military separation pay and are later deemed eligible for disability benefits.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting those who serve

Our service members have vowed to defend and protect our nation and the freedoms we hold dear. We owe it to them to ensure they have the right to defend and protect themselves on American soil.


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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.


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Randy Forbes: Fort Lee – a worthy fight

You wouldn’t know it today, but ten years ago Fort Lee – the vibrant military base tucked south of Richmond and nestled in the Tri-Cities region – was targeted for closure through the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.


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Bob Goodlatte: Countering Senate inaction

Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.


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Tim Kaine statement on Ashton Carter appointment to Defense post

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to serve as the nation’s next Secretary of Defense.


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Tim Kaine: Progress against sexual assaults in the military, but work still to be done

Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Personnel, noted the important steps that have been taken towards eliminating sexual assault within the military.


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Kaine, Warner back plan to protect military families from predatory lending

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with 40 of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter in support of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) plan to update the Military Lending Act.


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Tim Kaine statement on Chuck Hagel resignation

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down.


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VCU researchers to study vitamin C as treatment for hemorrhagic shock

The Department of Defense has awarded a $1 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University researchers to test the use of vitamin C in preventing hemorrhagic shock-induced death.


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Randy Forbes calls for renewed push to avert defense sequestration

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today a renewed push to pass H.R. 733 and remove the Department of Defense from sequestration cuts.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine applaud Navy announcement of MSC move to Norfolk

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a statement applauding the announcement that the Secretary of the Navy has approved a plan to relocate the Military Sealift Command headquarters to Norfolk.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine urge federal Ebola coordinator to synchronize state, local response plans

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called on the federal Ebola response coordinator to act quickly to synchronize local, state and federal efforts to respond to the Ebola emergency.


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President Obama speaks at the Pentagon on ISIL

Remarks from President Barack Obama at the Pentagon on Wednesday after a briefing with Department of Defense officials on ISIL.


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Randy Forbes: Five big reasons to audit the Fed

To achieve real transparency, we need a full audit of the Fed – no exceptions. Just as, to achieve real accountability, we need a full audit of the Department of Defense – no exceptions. It’s common sense.


New DoD Military Lending Act rules will protect troops from predatory lending

The Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia Partnership to Encourage Responsible Lending coalition applauded the Department of Defense for new proposed rules to protect service members from predatory lending practices.


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Bob Goodlatte: Confronting the ISIL threat

The rapid expansion of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) not only poses a serious threat to a region that is no stranger to turmoil, but also to every nation, including the United States, that rejects their brutality and extreme ideology.


City officials’ views must be included in discussion on police equipment

The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities, regarding Tuesday’s hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the Oversight of Federal Programs for Equipping State and Local Law Enforcement.


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Robert Hurt votes for resolution challenging prisoner exchange

Congressman Robert Hurt’s released a statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement of notifying Congress 30 days prior to the release of detainees from the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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Herring commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud, scams

Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sign “The Patriot Pledge,” committing to hiring more Virginia veterans, and will begin the process of making the Office of Attorney General a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer.


Chris Graham: The erosion of America from within

So much ink and code has been devoted to the biggest problem facing America being Democrats and Republicans not being able to get along.


Earth Talk: Weaning ourselves off oil, coal

We can eliminate our addiction to oil and coal by 2050 and use one-third less natural gas while switching to efficient use and renewable supply.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to participate in Blue Star Museums

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.