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Sen. Warner statement on passage of interim proposal to fund government

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued this statement following today’s 72-26 Senate vote on an interim spending proposal.

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Sen. Warner calls on SEC to investigate disclosure of Yahoo breach

Sen. Mark R. Warner sent a letter to the SEC calling on the agency to investigate whether Yahoo fulfilled its obligations under federal securities laws.

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Mark Warner on Yahoo hack affecting 500 million users

Sen. Mark Warner commented on today’s announcement by Yahoo that at least 500 million user accounts were hacked.

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Senators introduce legislation to authorize delayed VA medical leases

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) led a bipartisan group of 18 senators seeking to improve veterans’ access to healthcare.


Senate Finance Committee approves bills boosting access to stock options, retirement

The Senate Finance Committee adopted two proposals to make it easier for businesses to offer retirement accounts and stock options to employees.

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Water bill will restore rivers, coasts, provide safe drinking water

The Senate passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act.


Warner, Kaine praise Virginia provisions in water bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act.

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Warner, Paul applaud House action on cost-cutters legislation

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Sen. Warner requests update on Data Act financial transparency tools

Sen. Mark Warner followed up on his request to more than three-dozen federal agencies to provide Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation plans.

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Warner, Collins introduce bill to assist small businesses with retirement plans

Sens. Mark Warner and Susan Collins have introduced a bill to reduce filing costs for small business looking to offer retirement plans.

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Sen. Warner celebrates Virginia Tech-Google UAS test delivery partnership

Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and Project Wing will deliver food using unmanned aerial vehicles during research flights.

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Mark Warner to campaign for Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine in Virginia

Senator Mark Warner will campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine at a fall campaign kick off celebration in McLean.

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Warner, Kaine announce $9.5 million to alleviate veteran homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs will award $9.5 million to help ongoing efforts to prevent veteran homelessness and provide stable housing.

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Warner urges Obama to raise financial cybersecurity at G-20 summit

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and five of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama urging him to prioritize cyberattacks on financial institutions.

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Sen. Warner welcomes implementation of federal drone rule

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released a statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule.

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Sen. Warner questions manufacturer on EpiPen price increases

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today pressed the only pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens to explain recent increases.

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Warner: Trump tax plan could give Trump family a $4 billion tax break

Sen. Mark Warner, in an interview with WTVR in Richmond, last night criticized one of the tax breaks for the wealthy in the Donald Trump economic plan.


Warner, Kaine announce $9.5 million for Virginia K-12 schools, universities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $9.5 million to help Virginia’s K-12 schools improve student achievement and support colleges and universities.

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Warner calls for Congress to return from recess to pass Zika funding

Sen. Mark Warner urged congressional leaders to call Congress back into session in order to pass emergency funding legislation to address the growing public health threat posed by the Zika virus.

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Warner joins call to CFPB to limit arbitration agreements in financial contracts

Sen. Mark Warner joined a group of senators in calling on the nation’s top consumer advocacy agency to quickly finalize an important proposal to limit the use forced arbitration in contracts.

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Virginia receives CDC funding to help combat Zika virus

The Virginia Department of Health will receive $560,000 in additional funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support efforts to protect Virginians from the Zika virus

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Mark Warner applauds administration announcement on drones

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner applauded the new steps put forward to promote the safe integration and innovation adoption of unmanned aircraft systems across the United States.


Warner, Kaine urge President Obama to promote federal lands diversity

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to promote diversity at federal land management agencies.


$1 million to advance drone technology training in Virginia colleges

ODU has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop courses on drone technology training.


Warner, Kaine urge improved lead testing for children on Medicaid, CHIP

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the federal government to improve lead screening policies for children eligible for Medicaid and CHIP.


Warner, Kaine: $2M available for disadvantaged students for college

Virginia colleges and universities will receive more than $2 million from the Department of Education to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Warner, Kaine: $2M to help Virginians on public assistance become self-sufficient

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that 19 Virginia localities will receive more than $2 million in grants from HUD.

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Mark Warner: Momentum building in Waynesboro

Senators are good at things like, oh, say, talking. Mark Warner didn’t do as much talking on his Friday tour of Downtown Waynesboro as he did a lot of listening.


Mark Warner on Donald Trump: ‘I don’t think he has the temperament’

Mark Warner turned success in business into a political career. So what does Warner think of self-styled successful businessman Donald Trump’s foray into politics?

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Mark Warner on Syria, Islamic State, terror: Follow the money

Follow the money. That’s the key to combating the Islamic State, to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

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Video: U.S. Sen. Mark Warner visits Wayne Theatre

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner toured the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro on Friday. Tour the new theatre with the senator and executive director Tracy Straight.


Warner bill would encourage stock options for employees of startups

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Dean Heller introduced a bill that would make it easier for startups to give employees an ownership stake.

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Sen. Warner calls on FCC to close the rural broadband gap

Sen. Mark R. Warner joined in a bipartisan effort to urge the Federal Communications Commission to update the Universal Service Fund’s Mobility Fund.


Warner, Schumer call on FTC to protect consumers from digital ad fraud

Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on federal authorities to address fraud in the digital advertising marketplace.


Warner, Kaine co-sponsor bill to address crisis in Central America’s Northern Triangle

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine support legislation to address the crisis driving women and children to flee from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Warner calls on FTC to protect children’s data security

Sen. Mark Warner urged the FTC to strengthen efforts to protect children’s personal info given the increase in Internet-connected smart toys.


Warner, Kaine push pilot program to improve veterans’ healthcare

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are pushing the VA for an update on a local pilot program designed to improve healthcare for our nation’s veterans.


Warner, Kaine announce $18 million in anti-terrorism funding for Virginia

Virginia will receive federal preparedness $18 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help combat terrorism and respond to other disasters and emergencies.


Warner, Kaine call on Senate leaders to support gun safety research

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter urging Senate leadership to block measures that undermine gun safety research.


Senate bill would empower student loan borrowers through financial literacy

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to help students make smart decisions in the financing of their higher education.

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Virginia reactions to Supreme Court Texas abortion ruling

Think the Supreme Court ruling striking down a restrictive Texas abortion law on Monday doesn’t hit close to home?


Warner, Clinton, Obama on Brexit

Democratic leaders, nervous, no doubt, over the Brexit vote, are telling people to please disperse, remain calm, nothing to see here.

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Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling blocking Obama immigration plan

A U.S. Supreme Court deadlock in U.S. vs. Texas will effectively uphold a lower court ruling that blocks an Obama administration immigration plan.


Sen. Warner applauds FAA for finalizing commercial drone rule

Sen. Mark R. Warner is applauding the FAA for finalizing a long-awaited rule governing the commercial use of small drones.


Warner, Kaine announce $2 million in housing counseling grants for Virginia

A $2 million HUD grant is intended to provide families and individuals in Virginia with housing counseling services.


Warner, Kaine, on failed Senate gun votes

The U.S. Senate blocked two measures to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and expand the criminal background check system.

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Senate passes Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

The Senate unanimously passed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner.


Senators launch bipartisan cybersecurity caucus

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the creation of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus.


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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Podcast: Chris Graham talks Trump, Clinton-Sanders, Virginia veep?

AFP editor Chris Graham talks politics on this podcast: focusing on Donald Trump, the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.