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Sens. Warner, Kaine call for additional funding to respond to Zika virus

As the threat of the Zika virus grows, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined colleagues in urging President Obama to devote increased funding.

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Sen. Warner introduces bipartisan bill to expand telehealth services

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined in unveiling the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act.

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Warner cosponsors bill to take partisanship out of congressional redistricting

Sen. Mark Warner is a cosponsor of the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act to take partisanship out of the congressional redistricting process.

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Warner, Kaine praise federal recognition of Pamunkey tribe

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision to grant federal recognition to the Pamunkey tribe.

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Virginia college students discuss student debt with Sens. Warner, Kaine

Student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges traveled to Capitol Hill to discuss tthe impact of rising student loan obligations.

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Sen. Warner introduces bill to help borrowers manage student loans

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced two bipartisan bills to provide relief to students struggling to manage record levels of college debt.

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Warner, Kaine, Hurt comment on State of the Union

Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Tim Kaine and Congressman Robert Hurt comment on President Obama’s final State of the Union address.

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Leading retail organization gives top national honor to Sen. Mark Warner

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner was the only elected official included in a list of 25 leaders highlighted by the National Retail Federation for national leadership.

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Kaine, Warner comment on Robert Hurt retirement

Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark Warner comment on the retirement of Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt.


Warner, Kaine highlight federal budget impacts on Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill.


Warner, Kaine hail breakthrough on Perkins Student Loan Program

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) welcomed legislation that passed the Senate this afternoon to renew the Federal Perkins Loan Program.


Sen. Warner applauds FAA for finalizing registration requirements for recreational drone use

Sen. Mark Warner applauded the Federal Aviation Administration for releasing a user-friendly registration process for owners of of small unmanned aircraft.


Warner, Kaine praise approval of nominations for two U.S. Attorneys for Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) commented on the Senate Judiciary Committee passage of two U.S. Atttorney nominations.

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Warner praises committee passage of bill to fast track disposal of excess federal property

Sen. Mark Warner praised Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passage of the bipartisan the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act.


Congress sends K-12 education reform bill to president’s desk

The Senate and House have passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, overhauling No Child Left Behind to ensure access to a high-quality education.

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Sen. Warner joins bipartisan sentencing reform effort

Sen. Mark Warner has signed on to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which grants judges greater sentencing flexibility for low-level drug offenders.


Warner, Kaine announce $1.5 million in federal funds to help Virginians on public assistance become self-sufficient

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced that 18 Virginia localities will receive more than $1.5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Warner, Kaine file amicus brief in immigration Supreme Court case

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the President’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.


Warner, VA Secretary McDonald thank technology leaders for rfforts to fix VA healthcare system

Sen. Mark Warner and VA Sec. Robert McDonald thanked the Northern Virginia Technology Council for donating time to improve the VA healthcare system


U.S. Sen. Mark Warner cosponsors bipartisan bill to strengthen visa waiver program

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of 15 senators today in introducing legislation to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program to help prevent terrorists from entering the United States.


Senate passes Warner, Kaine bill to assist eugenics victims with state compensation payments

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced that the Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, excluding payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits.


Mark Warner, Tim Kaine vote against Senate Republican measure to reverse Clean Power Plan

Last night, the U.S. Senate voted to pass two resolutions to reverse the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change.


Warner, Kaine announce nearly $3 million in USDA funding to support Virginia agriculture

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $2,996,643 in grant funding to small businesses throughout Virginia. Today’s funding will support operations and marketing at local farms, ranches, wineries and other product-based small businesses that contribute to the agricultural industry in Virginia.


Senators introduce new legislation to improve staffing at VA health centers

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol to announce the introduction of the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation to make commonsense changes in staffing policies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve veterans care at VA health care facilities.


Members of Congress introduce resolution to award Congressional Gold Medal to OSS veterans

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee members Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) along with U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) have introduced legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Office of Strategic Services, the World War II-era predecessor to today’s Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Special Operations Command, “in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War II.”