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Sen. Warner questions Wells Fargo on overdraft fees

Sen. Mark Warner joined colleagues in asking Wells Fargo’s chief executive to explain the bank’s recent surge in income from overdraft charges.


Warner, Kaine call on Paul Ryan to stop partisan attacks on women’s healthcare access

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for an end to attacks on the nation’s largest women’s healthcare provider.

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Sen. Warner presses Navy on carrier gap

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner pressed the Navy to explain how it plans for the deployment and maintenance of the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet.

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Mark Warner on ODNI report on Russian interference in 2016 election

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner issued a statement regarding the declassified intelligence report confirming Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Goodlatte effort to gut ethics watchdog backfires on GOP

The effort to gut an independent ethics watchdog led by Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte came to an ugly end Tuesday.

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Robert Hurt: Best wishes for the New Year

Representing all Fifth District Virginians for the last six years has been a great honor and an opportunity for which I will always be grateful.

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Sen. Warner on Obama administration response to Russia interference

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner issued a statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it will impose additional sanctions on Russia.

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Robert Hurt: With offshore energy ban, Obama cements legacy of overreach

President Obama once again made a sweeping policy change by executive decree, flying the face of our constitutional system of government.


Warner, Banking Committee Democrats press Wells Fargo for answers

Sen. Mark R. Warner called on Wells Fargo’s board of directors to respond to questions that the bank’s management has failed to answer.


Senate Democrats demand full disclosure from Trump nominees

Democratic Ranking Members of 16 Senate Committees issued the following joint statement of principles for vetting the President-elect’s nominees.

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Robert Hurt: Maintaining pressure on the Iranian regime

Congress took a significant step to continue applying pressure to Iran by extending and reauthorizing the Iran Sanctions Act.


Obama signs Sen. Warner’s bill to honor OSS veterans

President Obama has signed into law legislation authored by Sen. Mark R. Warner to honor veterans of the Office of Strategic Services.

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Pearl Harbor: A solemn reminder of sacrifice

Last Wednesday, December 7th, marked the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The day following the bombing, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed Congress with a speech that is still quoted today.


Warner introduces FAST Voting Act to help states improve voting access

The FAST Voting Act would create a competitive grant program in the model of Race to the Top, encouraging states to aggressively pursue election reform.

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Sen. Mark Warner comments on investigation of Russian interference in 2016 election

Sen. Mark R. Warner issued a statement after President Barack Obama announced an investigation into cyberattacks that plagued the 2016 election.

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Sen. Warner on passage of defense authorization bill

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) voted in favor of final passage for S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Warner applauds passage of bill to improve DNA testing, forensic technology

Sen. Mark Warner applauded a Senate vote to reauthorize Justice Department programs to support DNA testing and forensic technology.

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Robert Hurt: House adopts landmark biomedical research bill

The U.S. has been a world leader in the scientific efforts to treat and cure diseases and conditions that harm millions of people.


Warner applauds House passage of bill to honor OSS veterans

The House unanimously passed legislation authored by Sen. Mark R. Warner to honor veterans of the OSS with a Congressional Gold Medal.

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Warner leads Senate in recognizing 20th anniversary of Virginia-based NGA

Sen. Mark Warner released the following statement after the Senate recognized the 20th anniversary of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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Robert Hurt: Checking the Obama administration’s final push at executive Overreach

President Obama’s tenure in office will long be remembered for his administration’s aggressive attempts to expand executive power.

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Robert Hurt: Giving thanks for our nation’s many blessings

Thanksgiving is the uniquely American holiday when we gather together with family and friends to reflect on our tremendous blessings.

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Robert Hurt: New administration, new start

Last Tuesday, more than 120 million Americans went to the polls to exercise their civic duty and right to vote.

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Robert Hurt: Our veterans deserve recognition befitting of their sacrifice

As we commemorate Veterans Day this Friday, we remember with gratitude all those brave service members who have fought to preserve our freedoms.

House of Gridlock: New Degner web ad going viral

Democratic congressional nominee Kai Degner launched a campaign ad called House of Gridlock, which stars his opponent, Rep. Bob Goodlatte.