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Warner, Kaine introduce Senate bill to require two-year federal budgeting

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced the bipartisan Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2015 in an effort to reform Congress’ budgeting process.


Applications being accepted for open U.S. Attorney position in Western Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to fill the seat left vacant by Timothy Heaphy, who left office in December after five years of distinguished service.

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Kaine urges Department of Education to provide information on sexual assaults

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressing the current issues associated with sexual violence on college campuses.


Warner, Kaine announce $20M in funding for Wallops Flight Facility

Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine confirmed today that compromise spending legislation for fiscal year 2015 includes $20 million in funding for Wallops Flight Facility.


Kaine, Warner back plan to protect military families from predatory lending

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with 40 of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter in support of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) plan to update the Military Lending Act.


Warner, Kaine weigh in on Geroge Washington National Forest Plan

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement of a management plan for the George Washington National Forest.


Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.


Warner, Kaine offer support for confirmation of judicial nominee Elizabeth Dillon

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine expressed their support for Elizabeth K. Dillon, nominee to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


Warner, Kaine request information on Ebola readiness in Virginia hospitals

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are requesting information on what is being done to ensure Virginia hospitals and health professionals have the supplies, training and information they need to effectively identify and treat any patients who present symptoms of Ebola.

House Speaker Bill Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell commented Friday on a new analysis from the Virginia State Corporation Commission that indicates Virginia families and businesses could see $5.5 to $6 billion in higher energy costs under an EPA regulation proposed by President Barack Obama.

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Sen. Tim Kaine arrives in India

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, have arrived in India.

Ken Plum: A Virginia Statesman

I first heard of Vincent F. (Vince) Callahan, Jr. in 1965 when he ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Virginia. It was his first run for political office, and while it may seem that he aimed high to start in those days it was easy to get the Republican nomination since the Republicans always lost.

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Sen. Mark Warner kicks off Tackling Student Debt Tour

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Warner will kick off the Tackling Student Debt Tour, where he will meet with students on college campuses to discuss his efforts to work across the aisle to make a college degree more affordable by finding bipartisan solutions to tackle the student debt crisis.

Warner, Kaine call for action against abusive debt collections against servicemembers

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote letters to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez calling their attention to recent reports published inProPublica and the Washington Post that detail abusive debt collection practices against servicemembers undertaken by a Virginia-based retailer.

Kaine, Warner introduce bill to re-authorize Export-Import Bank

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which is set to expire on September 30, 2014.


Warner, Kaine applaud DOT effort to improve oil by rail safety

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the measures announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments.

Virginia delegation pushes Langley-Eustis for new Air Force facility

In a joint letter, U.S. Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine and U.S. Congressmen Bobby Scott, Randy Forbes, Scott Rigell and Rob Wittman urged Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James to consider Virginia’s Joint Base Langley-Eustis as a location for the future Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).


Navy moving ahead on USS George Washington refueling

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded the U.S. Navy for moving forward to begin work on the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington – a top defense priority for the Virginia delegation.

Virginia-led consortium receives $5M transportation research grant

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine announced that a consortium of universities including UVA, Virginia Tech and ODU have received a $5 million grant to conduct research into environmentally sustainable modes of transportation.


Warner, Kaine applaud grant for veterans job training

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded an announcement that Virginia has been awarded $3,444,620 from the U.S. Department of Labor to explore, develop and test strategies to improve the employment of transitioning veterans in the Commonwealth.

United Way of Greater Augusta CEO leads lobby effort on Capitol Hill

Cynthia Pritchard, the CEO of United Way of Greater Augusta, led representatives from Virginia’s United Way organizations in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to help working families who may be struggling to make ends meet in the Shenandoah Valley.

Virginia congressional delegation calls for heroin task force

In a joint letter sent today, 12 members of the Virginia congressional delegation called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to address the growing heroin epidemic in Virginia.


Warner, Kaine applaud funding for USS George Washington

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding the full funding for the refueling and overhaul of the USS George Washington.


Warner, Kaine applaud designation of Chesapeake Bay as critical conservation area

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as one of eight national Critical Conservation Areas.