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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?


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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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Legion of Merit to be awarded posthumously to WW2-era U.S. spy

An Alexandria woman who served as an American spy in post-World War II Europe will be posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit.


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Senators introduce NDAA amendment to strengthen cybersecurity

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act directs the president to elevate Cyber Command to a unified combatant command.


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Senate committee approves bill to reduce wasteful end-of-year spending

A Senate committee approved a proposal from Mark Warner and Rand Paul to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending.


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Warner, Kaine on Senate vote to repeal USDA catfish inspection program

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine comment after the Senate voted 55-43 to repeal the USDA catfish inspection program that is harmful to Virginia seafood producers.


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Senators urge action on delayed VA medical leases

Sen. Mark R. Warner led a group of senators urging the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to authorize leases for 18 major medical facilities.


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Sen. Warner named Hero of Main Street by National Retail Federation

Sen. Mark Warner was named a Hero of Main Street by the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation on international trade.


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Warner, Kaine applaud Senate passage of appropriations legislation

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan appropriations legislation.


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Warner recognized as Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has been honored by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt as a ‘Fiscal Hero’ for his leadership in Congress.


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Warner, Kaine vote to approve emergency Zika funding

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted to advance $1.1 billion of emergency funding for the prevention and treatment of the Zika virus outbreak.


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Warner, Klobuchar join effort to combat human trafficking on airplanes

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Amy Klobuchar are urging Congress to pass legislation that would combat human trafficking on commercial air flights.


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Virginia Tech to host drones in America panel discussion

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, will offer the opening remarks for Drones in America, a panel discussion by Virginia Tech and industry experts.


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Warner, Kaine applaud Senate nill to invest in Virginia infrastructure, research

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development funding legislation.


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Warner, Kaine announce $3 million for low-income housing in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development will receive $3,140,000 for low-income housing.


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What if Tim Kaine ends up running for veep?

What if Tim Kaine ends up on the national Democratic Party ticket in November? This is a serious question as the primary season seems to be winding down.


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Cuccinelli out: Former AG rules out 2017 Virginia governor run

Ken Cuccinelli said Saturday that he will not run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2017.


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Warner introduces bill to eliminate unnecessary government reports

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation that would eliminate or consolidate 223 reports mandated by Congress.


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Warner, Kaine introduce bill to aid Rural Virginia hospitals

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced a bill to ensure hospitals are fairly reimbursed for their services by the federal government.


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Bill to protect combat-injured veterans severance payments passes Senate Finance Committee

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has introduced a bill to ensure that veterans who suffer combat-related injuries are not improperly taxed on DoD severance payments.


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Warner priorities on airport security, drones, trafficking included in Senate FAA bill

The Senate has voted to approve legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2017.


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Warner, Kaine call for emergency Zika funding

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for immediate passage of an emergency request for money related to the Zika Virus outbreak.


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Kaine, Warner introduce bill to strengthen federal support for Medicaid expansion

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senate colleagues to introduce the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion Act of 2016.


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Warner: Garland deserves Senate vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland today.


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Warner co-sponsors bill providing access to life-saving epilepsy treatment

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has signed on to co-sponsor the bipartisan Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015.


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Warner, Kaine join amicus brief backing Obama Clean Power Plan

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration’s historic Clean Power Plan.


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Warner, Kaine urge action on national parks maintenance backlog

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging congressional leaders to address the maintenance backlog facing the country’s national parks.


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Warner, Kaine call for new tools to fight campus sexual assault

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for additional federal resources to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws on college and university campuses.


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Warner, Kaine call for additional funding to combat drug abuse

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have called for increased funding to address the nation’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.


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Warner seeks to protect combat-injured veterans from being improperly taxed on severance pay

Sen. Mark Warner introduced a bill to ensure that veterans who suffer service-ending combat-related injuries are not improperly taxed on the severance pay.


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Kaine, Warner comment on Supreme Court nomination

President Barack Obama has appointed appeals court judge Merrick B. Garland to the spot on the Supreme Court left open by the death of Antonin Scalia.


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Sen. Warner announces Keyanna Conner as state director

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced Tuesday that Keyanna Conner will now lead Sen. Warner’s state operations as the state director.


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Warner, Kaine join Supreme Court immigration amicus brief

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the President’s November 2014 executive actions on immigration.


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Warner cosponsors bill to train airline personnel to combat human trafficking

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced legislation to combat human trafficking on commercial air flights.


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Warner, McCaul lead coalition to establish digital security commission

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner led a bipartisan group introducing legislation to establish an independent National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges.


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Warner, Kaine call for hearing, vote on Obama Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling on Senate Republicans to hold a hearing and vote on President Obama’s eventual Supreme Court nominee.


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Senate passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to OSS veterans

The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to veterans of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).


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Sen. Warner, Anne Holton, Del. Spruill to campaign for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Anne Holton, and Delegate Lionell Spruill Sr. will visit churches in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Richmond on behalf of Hillary Clinton.


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Mark Warner signs onto amicus brief to back access to birth control

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner joined in an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on the need to protect women’s access to affordable birth control.


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Warner, Kaine announce $15.4 million in homeland security funding for Virginia

Virginia will receive federal preparedness grants totaling more than $15.4 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


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Sen. Mark Warner to swing through Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia next week

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner will kick off five days of travel throughout the Commonwealth for a series of meetings and discussions.