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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.”


Warner, Kaine urge consumer agency to protect inmates from predatory practices with prepaid prison release cards

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a letter sent to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agency to strengthen financial protections for a particularly vulnerable population: men and women seeking to reenter society after leaving prison.


Obama bans the box on federal job applications: Warner, Kaine backed plan

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised President Barack Obama’s announcement that federal employers will be required to “ban the box” on job applications, removing a barrier for former offenders seeking employment after incarceration.


Sen. Warner introduces legislation to improve H-2B visa program

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), along with Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), introduced the bipartisan Save our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2015 to strengthen the H-2B temporary non-agricultural visa program to help seasonal employers better prepare for fluctuations in demand during peak seasons.


Warner, Kaine urge Senate leadership to save student loan program

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today pressed Senate leaders to take up and pass legislation to reauthorize the Perkins Loan Program.


Warner praises Senate passage of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, applauded Senate passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which will strengthen cybersecurity efforts by encouraging private companies to voluntarily share information while ensuring individual privacy and civil liberties.

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Warner pushes for public disclosure of corporate spending in elections

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and seven of his colleagues on the Senate Banking Committee urged two newly-named nominees for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to improve transparency in the U.S. political process by supporting a requirement for publicly-held companies to disclose their political spending to shareholders.


Mark Warner welcomes House vote to renew the Export-Import Bank

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released a statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 313-118 to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank, which expired on July 1.


Warner, Kaine urge Social Security Administration to implement Supreme Court marriage equality decisions

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 119 of their congressional colleagues in a letter to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decisions are implemented and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is treating all marriages equally.


Warner praises final passage of bill to improve healthcare, reduce costs for seniors

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation, supported by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, that will improve efforts to reduce costs and strengthen comprehensive and coordinated health and long-term services for some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.


Sen. Warner presses VA, DoD on rules for payback of military separation pay

Today U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) on policies that are impacting former servicemembers in Virginia who have received military separation pay and are later deemed eligible for disability benefits.

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Warner and Kaine call for improvements to childhood nutrition programs

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine recommended ways Congress can streamline federal childhood nutrition programs to more efficiently feed hungry low-income children outside of school hours.


Warner, Kaine call for full implementation of mental health parity law

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and a bipartisan group of 20 other Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to take immediate, overdue action to fully implement and enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).


Mark Warner sponsors bipartisan legislation to improve healthcare for veterans

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) announced Friday that he has signed onto bipartisan legislation to reform Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare to provide safer and more effective pain management services to our nation’s veterans.


Warner, Kaine praise nominations for U.S. Attorneys

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) offered comment on today’s White House nominations of Dana J. Boente to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and John P. Fishwick Jr. to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.


‘Enough is enough’: Sen. Mark Warner leads new Democratic Party push on gun control

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined fellow Senate Democrats in unveiling principles for new gun safety legislation, launching a major effort to pressure congressional leaders to pass new laws.


Top Virginia Democrats line up behind Hillary Clinton presidential campaign

The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign announced on Monday the launch of its Hillary for Virginia Leadership Council – a group of over 30 of the top Virginia elected officials, community, coalition and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team in advance of the Virginia Democratic presidential primary on March 1.

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Ed Gillespie confirms plans to run for governor in 2017

Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.

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Warner, Kaine praise $17.5 million in grants to expand access to preschool in Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) praised today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that Virginia will receive $17.5 million in funds under the Preschool Development Grants program to expand access to early childhood education.


Sen. Mark Warner on Senate vote to avoid government shutdown

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate voted 78-20 today to approve a clean continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11.


Warner, Kaine, Manchin introduce reforms to black lung benefits program

Today U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease.


Poll: What do Virginia voters think of Obama, McAuliffe, Warner, Kaine?

A new Christopher Newport University poll shows that Virginia voters have generally positive views of Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Barack Obama, not so muc