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Mark Warner proposes streamlining student loan assistance for teachers

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced the Teacher Loan Repayment Act(TELORA) to improve the way federal teacher grant and loan assistance programs are administered in order to incentivize talented teachers to enter and remain in the hardest-to-staff classrooms.


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Poll: Virginia voters approve of McAuliffe, Warner, Kaine

New polling data from Quinnipiac University shows Virginia voters feel good about the jobs being done by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.


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Warner, Kaine introduce comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today joined 38 of their Senate colleagues and 158 House members to introduce historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.


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Following cyber attack at OPM, Warner, Collins introduce bill to improve government cybersecurity

Mark Warner joined a bipartisan Senate group introducing bipartisan legislation that strengthens the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) authority to protect federal civilian networks.


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Senate passes bipartisan legislation to provide support services for seniors

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to help older Americans live longer with independence and dignity in their communities.


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Mark Warner statement on Iran nuclear agreement

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement today regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran.


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Senate approves Warner proposals to strengthen school accountability, efficiency

The Senate has approved a proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to help school districts better leverage limited resources by giving them access to important tools to help eliminate unnecessary administrative costs and allow more funding to go into the classroom.


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Mark Warner on Archuleta resignation

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, responded to the news that Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned.


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Cardin, Mikulski, Warner, Kaine call for stronger protections for millions affected by OPM data breaches

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) with Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) have introduced legislation to better protect federal workers and all those potentially affected by the recent cyberattacks on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data system.


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Sen. Mark Warner calls for OPM director to step down

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a statement Thursday calling for the resignation of OPM director Katherine Archuleta.


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Gay marriage equality in tax code? Bill from Mark Warner, Tim Kaine addresses issue

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced new legislation providing equal dignity for all legal marriages in the tax code.


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Warner, Kaine congratulate U.S. women’s soccer team on World Cup championship

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) on Wednesday congratulated the players, coaches and staff of the U.S. women’s national soccer team on winning the World Cup by sponsoring a Senate resolution recognizing the team’s accomplishments and contributions to U.S. soccer history.


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Kaine, Warner urge Congress, President Obama to avoid budget crisis, reach deal

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, joined eight of their colleagues to call on congressional leadership and President Obama to reach a budget deal that responsibly invests in middle class families, veterans, national security, infrastructure, education and access to public lands.


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Warner, Kaine, Manchin, Capito introduce bipartisan bill to secure coal miners pensions, benefits

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Miners Protection Act.


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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.