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Warner, Kaine on Senate regulatory reform bill

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted 67-31 to pass S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act:.

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Tim Kaine statement on bipartisan Senate budget deal

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement announced today.

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Kaine statement on Senate budget resolution

Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the partisan Senate budget resolution.

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Early look at 2018: Kaine with big leads over potential GOP rivals in poll

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine has double-digit leads over three potential Republican rivals, according to a new Virginia statewide survey by the University of Mary Washington.

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Senate approves Warner, Kaine resolution condemning white nationalists, hate groups

The Senate approved a resolution condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups. 

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Kaine, Isakson, Tester introduce GI Bill reforms

Tim Kaine, Johnny Isakson and Jon Tester introduced a bill that seeks to improve veterans’ education benefits in the post-9/11 G.I. Bill.


Warner, Isakson, Blumenauer, Roe introduce bill to enhance planning options for patients with advanced illnesses

Bipartisan legislation would give people with serious illness new tools to plan for their care, and empower them to have those choices honored.


Intel Committee leaders’ joint statement on Michael Flynn

Statement after the Senate Intel Committee received notification from Michael Flynn’s counsel that he would decline the request for an interview.


Senate committee passes African American history commission bill

A Senate committee unanimously passed the bipartisan 400 Years of African American History Commission Act.

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Senators oppose Trump cuts to Chesapeake Bay funding

Senators representing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed blasted President Trump’s budget released Thursday.

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Sen. Warner opposes Seema Verma for CMS administrator

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner comments on the nomination of Seema Verma to serve as CMS administrator.

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Kaine to co-chair Military Families Caucus

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is co-chair of the Senate Military Families Caucus.

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Senate committee kills sick leave, equal pay bills

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee killed two pro-family bills carried by Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun), SB 824 and SB 1080.

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Senate passes bill to scrap license suspension for non-driving-related offenses

The Senate passed a bill repealing the policy of automatically suspending a person’s driving license for a non-driving-related offense.


Senate committee punts LGBT equality to Code Commission

A Senate committee referred two marriage equality proposals to the Code Commission.

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Constitutional amendment would strip governor of ability to restore voting rights

A Senate bill would automatically restore the rights of non-violent felons while stripping the governor’s power to restore rights on a case-by-case basis.

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Senate Democrats block measure to reduce SNAP benefits

A Senate committee voted on Friday to block a bill reducing benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Nondiscrimination bills pass State Senate

Today, the Virginia Senate passed two bills outlawing discrimination against the LGBT community.

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Senate passes bill to implement community engaged policing standards

The Senate passed a bill to implement community engaged policing training standards in law enforcement.

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Senate committee defeats two pro-choice bills

The Senate Committee on Education and Health rejected two pro-choice bills, SB 1424 and S.B. 1549, on party-line votes on Thursday.

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Bills blocking TRAP abortion restrictions killed in Senate committee

The Senate Education and Health Committee killed proposals to strip the Virginia Code of its unconstitutional TRAP provisions.

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House passes odd bill changing process for U.S. Senate vacancies

The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow future governors to leave a vacated U.S. Senate seat unfilled practically indefinitely.

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Lethal weapons? Senate Democrats decry switchblade bill

This afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed a bill, SB 865, to carve out an exception to allow minors to be provided with dangerous weapons.

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Bill to change larceny threshold reports unanimously

A Senate committee passed a bill to raise the grand larceny threshold from $200 to $500.


LGBT equality bills pass Senate committee

A Senate committee passed bills banning housing and public job discrimination against LGBTs.