The U.S. Senate today unanimously approved a resolution offered by Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) commemorating the deactivation of U.S.S. Enterprise after 51 years of service and honoring the more than 100,000 current and former sailors and Marines who served aboard the aircraft carrier. The Enterprise, which was home ported in Norfolk, was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) on Wednesday voiced strong support for the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The legislation was reported out of the Senate-House conference committee last night and is expected to pass both houses of Congress this week.
The U.S. Senate last night passed the National Defense Authorization Actfor Fiscal Year 2013, which includes numerous defense and national-security initiatives long advocated by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.). The bill, approved by a vote of 98-0, will now be conferenced with the House Armed Services Committee.
Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved an amendment offered by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to Japan under Article V of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, and to firmly counter any attempts to challenge Japan’s administration of the Senkaku Islands.
During debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 on Tuesday, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) reiterated his concerns about using funding intended for operations, maintenance, and acquisition programs to expand biofuel research-and-development (R&D) programs in the Department of Defense.
Sen. Webb cosponsors bipartisan legislation to help individuals with disabilities save for the future
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) co-sponsored the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a bill that will allow people with disabilities to more easily save for necessary expenses.
Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has called on the Obama administration to strengthen its enforcement of laws designed to combat unfair trade practices used by Chinese companies that harm American furniture manufacturers.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) on Thursday chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs hearing where he called on the Administration to use American influence to discourage the use of military force or the unilateral expansion of sovereignty claims in East Asia, and to employ the “creative energy of our leadership” to seek the resolution of escalating maritime territorial disputes.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today approved important provisions by Sen. Jim Webb, author of the landmark Post-9/11 GI Bill, to protect veterans’ education benefits from abuses by certain schools.