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Warner, Kaine voice concern over lack of progress in South African poultry negotiations

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan Senate colleagues in expressing concern about the lack of progress being made in negotiations with South Africa over antidumping duties that have effectively blocked the import of American chicken for the last 15 years.


Senate India Caucus co-chairs Warner, Cornyn call for Diwali commemorative stamp

Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) submitted a resolution today calling for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali.


Senate approves Burr-Warner amendment to make it easier for students to repay loans

The Senate approved an amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) to simplify student loan repayment plans and make it easier to repay student loans.


Sen. Warner seeks assurances from Pentagon on safety of U.S. military personnel publicly identified by ISIL

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sought assurances today from the U.S. Department of Defense that reasonable and appropriate steps are being taken to protect 100 American military personnel, more than a dozen from Virginia, publicly identified and targeted for violence by Islamic State extremists.


Warner, Kaine call for crude by rail safety investments

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with 19 other Senators sent a letter calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to support robust investment for a Safe Transportation of Energy Products program to address increasing safety concerns related to the transportation of Bakken crude and other energy produc


Warner, bipartisan colleagues introduce Export-Import Bank reauthorization

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing S. 819, the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015.


Warner, Kaine applaud Senate committee passage of Virginia Indian tribe recognition

The Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2015, a bill reintroduced in February by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, cleared its first procedural hurdle with passage out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.


Warner, Hatch introduce bipartisan Geospatial Data Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the bipartisan Geospatial Data Reform Act to improve oversight and reduce duplication in the management of geospatial data.


Warner, Kaine praise interim relief for Virginia seafood industry

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) for providing interim relief to Virginia businesses that rely on seasonal workers, including the seafood industry, but underscored that many details must still be worked out.


Warner, Kaine fight for Virginia seafood industry

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) and 11 bipartisan Senators in calling on Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to coordinate and immediately resume accepting and processing H-2B visa applications.


Warner, Kaine introduce bill to authorize expanded Petersburg National Battlefield

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced legislation that would protect some of the most endangered Civil War battlefields in the country by authorizing the National Park Service to acquire more than 7,000 acres to add to Petersburg National Battlefield.

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United Way of Greater Augusta CEO advocates for working families on Capitol Hill

Cynthia Pritchard, the CEO of United Way of Greater Augusta, met with staff from the offices of Virginia’s senators and Congress in Washington, D.C. on March 3 to help working families who may be struggling to make ends meet in the Shenandoah Valley.


U.S. Sen. Warner meets with AG nominee Loretta Lynch

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) met on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be Attorney General of the United States.


Warner, Kaine urge GAO to investigate guardrail safety

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote to the head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office to request a formal investigation into the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) process for evaluating the safety of roadside hardware, including guardrails that have been implicated in more than a dozen serious accidents – some fatal – nationwide, including in Virginia.


Warner joins group introducing bill to combat campus sexual violence

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan coalition of 10 Senators introduced a strengthened version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.