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Sen. Mark Warner calls for improvements to patent system

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to reduce abusive patent troll lawsuits by improving the patent process and limiting low-quality, vague patents.


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Kaine on final Senate passage of VA scheduling bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on final passage ofThe Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):


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Tim Kaine on confirmation of new Veterans Affairs secretary

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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Tim Kaine statement on Senate compromise on VA

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the deal announced by House and Senate negotiators today to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


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Kaine on Senate bill to address VA scheduling

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Senate passage of The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.


Kaine, McCain, Sanders introduce VA reform bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, John McCain, Jeff Merkley, and Richard Burr to introduce The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.