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Warner, Kaine, McCain introduce legislation honoring Phyllis Galanti’s service to America’s military families

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senate Armed Services Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced bipartisan legislation honoring the late Phyllis Galanti’s service to America’s military men and women and their families by naming the outdoor arboretum at Richmond’s McGuire VA Medical Center The Phyllis Galanti Memorial Arboretum.


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Sen. Mark Warner applauds Senate passage of bipartisan trade bill

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted 62-37 to approve the bipartisan trade bill including Trade Promotion Authority.


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Sen. Warner provides information to help Virginians impacted by CareFirst data breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner provided a variety of useful resources and an online form on his Senate website for Virginians potentially impacted by the cyberattack targeting health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to contact his office for assistance.


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Warner, Kaine call for increased funding for Positive Train Control technology

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 21 of their Senate colleagues in urging Congress to increase funding for Positive Train Control (PTC).


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Mark Warner, Rand Paul introduce bill to reduce wasteful end-of-year federal spending

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up on a bipartisan proposal to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending.


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Warner, Johnson, Ayotte introduce Senate bill to require IRS to notify victims of identity theft

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill Wednesday to require the Internal Revenue Service to notify potential victims of identity theft, something the agency has not always done in the past.


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Sen. Mark Warner urges Department of Transportation to work on counter-drone technology

Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, urged the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to work with the private and public sector on technology to defend sensitive airspaces against possible threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.


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Warner, Kaine urge President Obama to Ban the Box on federal job applications

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 of their Senate colleagues Friday in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal contractors and federal agencies to “ban the box” on job applications.


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Sen. Warner applauds step forward in improving government transparency

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of the Treasuryannounced a major step forward in standardizing and reporting federal spending as required under the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).


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Senate approves bulletproof vests for police

Today, the United States Senate unanimously approved legislation to reauthorize and extend a grant program that provides lifesaving bulletproof vests to local law enforcement.


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Warner, Wyden, Rubio introduce the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that would provide college-bound students powerful new tools for comparing colleges and universities on measures such as total cost, likelihood of graduating, and potential earnings.


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Warner urges full funding for grant program that funds body cameras for police

Facing the prospect of a budget agreement that could cut funding by $24 million for a critical grant program that helps police departments utilize body cameras and other innovative technology, U.S. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined 16 colleagues in calling for full funding of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program.


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Warner, Kaine introduce bill to protect communities from oil train accidents

Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine cosponsored legislation with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and others to better protect local communities by getting unsafe oil trains off the tracks.


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Warner, Portman introduce bill to increase college access for low-income students

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Go To High School, Go To College Act, which will increase college access for low-income students by allowing them to earn college credits in high school through the Pell Grant program.


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Ayotte, Warner reintroduce legislation in Senate to prevent horse soring

U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today reintroduced legislation to protect horses from the abusive practice known as soring – in which show horse trainers apply blistering or burning agents, lacerations, sharp objects, or other substances or devices to a horse’s limb to intentionally make each step painful, forcing a horse to perform an exaggerated high-stepping gait that is rewarded in show rings.