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Warner, Kaine urge President Obama to promote federal lands diversity

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to promote diversity at federal land management agencies.


$1 million to advance drone technology training in Virginia colleges

ODU has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop courses on drone technology training.


Warner, Kaine urge improved lead testing for children on Medicaid, CHIP

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the federal government to improve lead screening policies for children eligible for Medicaid and CHIP.


Warner, Kaine: $2M available for disadvantaged students for college

Virginia colleges and universities will receive more than $2 million from the Department of Education to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Warner, Kaine: $2M to help Virginians on public assistance become self-sufficient

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that 19 Virginia localities will receive more than $2 million in grants from HUD.

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Mark Warner: Momentum building in Waynesboro

Senators are good at things like, oh, say, talking. Mark Warner didn’t do as much talking on his Friday tour of Downtown Waynesboro as he did a lot of listening.


Mark Warner on Donald Trump: ‘I don’t think he has the temperament’

Mark Warner turned success in business into a political career. So what does Warner think of self-styled successful businessman Donald Trump’s foray into politics?

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Mark Warner on Syria, Islamic State, terror: Follow the money

Follow the money. That’s the key to combating the Islamic State, to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

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Video: U.S. Sen. Mark Warner visits Wayne Theatre

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner toured the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro on Friday. Tour the new theatre with the senator and executive director Tracy Straight.


Warner bill would encourage stock options for employees of startups

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Dean Heller introduced a bill that would make it easier for startups to give employees an ownership stake.

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Sen. Warner calls on FCC to close the rural broadband gap

Sen. Mark R. Warner joined in a bipartisan effort to urge the Federal Communications Commission to update the Universal Service Fund’s Mobility Fund.


Warner, Schumer call on FTC to protect consumers from digital ad fraud

Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on federal authorities to address fraud in the digital advertising marketplace.


Warner, Kaine co-sponsor bill to address crisis in Central America’s Northern Triangle

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine support legislation to address the crisis driving women and children to flee from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Warner calls on FTC to protect children’s data security

Sen. Mark Warner urged the FTC to strengthen efforts to protect children’s personal info given the increase in Internet-connected smart toys.


Warner, Kaine push pilot program to improve veterans’ healthcare

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are pushing the VA for an update on a local pilot program designed to improve healthcare for our nation’s veterans.


Warner, Kaine announce $18 million in anti-terrorism funding for Virginia

Virginia will receive federal preparedness $18 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help combat terrorism and respond to other disasters and emergencies.


Warner, Kaine call on Senate leaders to support gun safety research

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter urging Senate leadership to block measures that undermine gun safety research.


Senate bill would empower student loan borrowers through financial literacy

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to help students make smart decisions in the financing of their higher education.

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Virginia reactions to Supreme Court Texas abortion ruling

Think the Supreme Court ruling striking down a restrictive Texas abortion law on Monday doesn’t hit close to home?


Warner, Clinton, Obama on Brexit

Democratic leaders, nervous, no doubt, over the Brexit vote, are telling people to please disperse, remain calm, nothing to see here.

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Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling blocking Obama immigration plan

A U.S. Supreme Court deadlock in U.S. vs. Texas will effectively uphold a lower court ruling that blocks an Obama administration immigration plan.


Sen. Warner applauds FAA for finalizing commercial drone rule

Sen. Mark R. Warner is applauding the FAA for finalizing a long-awaited rule governing the commercial use of small drones.


Warner, Kaine announce $2 million in housing counseling grants for Virginia

A $2 million HUD grant is intended to provide families and individuals in Virginia with housing counseling services.


Warner, Kaine, on failed Senate gun votes

The U.S. Senate blocked two measures to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and expand the criminal background check system.

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Senate passes Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

The Senate unanimously passed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner.


Senators launch bipartisan cybersecurity caucus

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the creation of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus.


Warner, Kaine urge Pentagon, State Department to guard against Zika

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the DoD and State Department to take steps to prepare for the threat posed by the Zika virus.

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Podcast: Chris Graham talks Trump, Clinton-Sanders, Virginia veep?

AFP editor Chris Graham talks politics on this podcast: focusing on Donald Trump, the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.


Warner, Kaine introduce amendment to block commissary privatization

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced an NDAA amendment to prevent the DoD from privatizing commissaries at five installations.


Legion of Merit to be awarded posthumously to WW2-era U.S. spy

An Alexandria woman who served as an American spy in post-World War II Europe will be posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit.


Senators introduce NDAA amendment to strengthen cybersecurity

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act directs the president to elevate Cyber Command to a unified combatant command.


Senate committee approves bill to reduce wasteful end-of-year spending

A Senate committee approved a proposal from Mark Warner and Rand Paul to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending.


Warner, Kaine on Senate vote to repeal USDA catfish inspection program

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine comment after the Senate voted 55-43 to repeal the USDA catfish inspection program that is harmful to Virginia seafood producers.


Senators urge action on delayed VA medical leases

Sen. Mark R. Warner led a group of senators urging the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to authorize leases for 18 major medical facilities.

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Sen. Warner named Hero of Main Street by National Retail Federation

Sen. Mark Warner was named a Hero of Main Street by the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation on international trade.


Warner, Kaine applaud Senate passage of appropriations legislation

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan appropriations legislation.


Warner recognized as Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has been honored by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt as a ‘Fiscal Hero’ for his leadership in Congress.


Warner, Kaine vote to approve emergency Zika funding

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted to advance $1.1 billion of emergency funding for the prevention and treatment of the Zika virus outbreak.


Warner, Klobuchar join effort to combat human trafficking on airplanes

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Amy Klobuchar are urging Congress to pass legislation that would combat human trafficking on commercial air flights.


Virginia Tech to host drones in America panel discussion

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, will offer the opening remarks for Drones in America, a panel discussion by Virginia Tech and industry experts.


Warner, Kaine applaud Senate nill to invest in Virginia infrastructure, research

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development funding legislation.


Warner, Kaine announce $3 million for low-income housing in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development will receive $3,140,000 for low-income housing.

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What if Tim Kaine ends up running for veep?

What if Tim Kaine ends up on the national Democratic Party ticket in November? This is a serious question as the primary season seems to be winding down.


Cuccinelli out: Former AG rules out 2017 Virginia governor run

Ken Cuccinelli said Saturday that he will not run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2017.


Warner introduces bill to eliminate unnecessary government reports

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation that would eliminate or consolidate 223 reports mandated by Congress.


Warner, Kaine introduce bill to aid Rural Virginia hospitals

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced a bill to ensure hospitals are fairly reimbursed for their services by the federal government.

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Bill to protect combat-injured veterans severance payments passes Senate Finance Committee

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has introduced a bill to ensure that veterans who suffer combat-related injuries are not improperly taxed on DoD severance payments.

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Warner priorities on airport security, drones, trafficking included in Senate FAA bill

The Senate has voted to approve legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2017.


Warner, Kaine call for emergency Zika funding

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for immediate passage of an emergency request for money related to the Zika Virus outbreak.


Kaine, Warner introduce bill to strengthen federal support for Medicaid expansion

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senate colleagues to introduce the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion Act of 2016.