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Mark Warner, Tim Kaine applaud federal recognition of Pamunkey tribe

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised the announcement by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that the Pamunkey tribe will be granted federal recognition.


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Warner, Kaine press OPM on security clearance backlog

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today pressed Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta for more details on how the agency plans to address the government security clearance processing backlog.


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Warner, Kaine sound alarm on failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

Today U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued a warning to their congressional colleagues ahead of the scheduled expiration of the Export-Import Bank – an export credit agency that guarantees loans to help foreign companies buy U.S. exports – at midnight tonight.


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Senate Intelligence Committee approves intel authorization bill

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence unanimously approved a bill to reauthorize the nation’s intelligence programs for 2016.


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Warner, Kaine introduce bill assisting victims receiving eugenics compensation

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Richard Burr (R-NC) to introduce the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, which would exclude payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits.


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Senate designates June as National PTSD Awareness Month

The Senate this week unanimously passed a resolution, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), designating June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.


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Mark Warner comments on ‘remarkable day’ in wake of Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision inObergefell v. Hodges ruling that every American has an equal right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation.


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Mark Warner on healthcare ruling: Time to move beyond ‘divisive attacks’

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in King v. Burwell ruling that individuals who get their health insurance through exchanges established by the federal government will remain eligible for tax subsidies.


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Sen. Mark Warner applauds committee passage of bipartisan health bills to protect seniors

Today, the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve two bipartisan health care proposals supported by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) aimed at improving the quality of care for seniors on Medicare.


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Warner, Kaine join in new Voting Rights Act legislation

Two years after the Supreme Court removed core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a group of their colleagues to introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (VRAA), legislation that would restore and advance voting protections for all Americans.


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Warner asks IRS to work with OPM to protect hack victims

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to work with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to protect federal employees from tax-related identity theft following a pair of security breaches of OPM’s personnel database that exposed the personal information of millions of current and retired federal employees.


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Warner questions OPM’s handling of credit monitoring contract

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta, raising concerns about the performance of the contractor OPM hired to provide credit monitoring services and identity theft protection for victims following the data breach at the agency affecting at least 14 million federal employees.


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Warner, Blunt introduce legislation to reduce underutilized federal property

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation to reduce the number of underutilized federal properties, a move that could save taxpayers $9 billion over the next 10 years.


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Warner responds to Federal Transit Administration review of Metro safety

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration released its review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail and Metrobus safety programs.


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United Way Hill Day spotlights working families

Cynthia Pritchard, the CEO of United Way of Greater Augusta, joined 60 other United Way leaders on Capitol Hill today to push Congress — including Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, and Congressman Bob Goodlatte to help working American families turn their financial tightropes into solid financial pathways.


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Sens. Warner, Blunt lead coalition in introducing bipartisan infrastructure legislation

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) led a bipartisan coalition of eleven Senators in introducing legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure.


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Warner, Kaine introduce bill to protect servicemembers from abusive financial practices

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed, Chuck Schumer, and seven other colleagues to introduce the Military Consumer Protection Act, which would better protect servicemembers and their families from abusive financial practices.


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Warner applauds Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) applauded Governor Terry McAuliffe Friday for establishing an Unmanned Systems Commission to examine how Virginia can strengthen its position in growing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry.


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Data breach: Virginia, Maryland senators call for increased credit protections for federal employees

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) called on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to do more to protect federal employees whose personal information was compromised as a result of the massive data breach affecting OPM’s personnel records.


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OPM data breach: Warner, King call for increased funding for cybersecurity upgrades

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Angus King (I-ME), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase funding for cybersecurity upgrades at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).


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Warner, Isakson introduce bipartisan bill to improve planning options for patients with advanced illness

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.


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Sen. Mark Warner reacts to OPM data hack

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the administration announced that roughly 4 million current and former federal employees have had sensitive personal information exposed by a hack:


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Warner, Connolly press Education Department on behalf of former Corinthian students

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) contacted U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Monday with questions on behalf of former students of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., a chain of for-profit schools that once operated more than 100 campuses in the U.S. and Canada, including four in Virginia under the Everest College banner – in Chesapeake, Newport News, Vienna, and Woodbridge – that were sold in February.


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Sen. Mark Warner applauds nomination of Marie Therese Dominguez for key Obama administration post

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after President Obama announced his intent to nominate Marie Therese Dominguez as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation:


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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.