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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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Senate to allow vote on gun legislation

Bipartisan legislation banning gun sales to people on the terrorism “no-fly” list will go to the full Senate for an up-or-down vote.


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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.


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Kaine: Why do we have to be bystanders to gun violence?

During a more than 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, Sen. Tim Kaine added his voice to the renewed push for legislative action to combat gun violence.


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Kaine makes case for African American history study

Sen. Tim Kaine testified in support of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act, legislation introduced in February.


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Tim Kaine statement on passage of Senate defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.


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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.


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Kaine introduces authorization for use of military force amendments to defense bill

Senator Tim Kaine introduced two amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act focused on the war against ISIL.


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Kaine backs bill ending ban on firearms safety research

On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Senator Tim Kaine announced his support for two pieces of legislation to address gun violence.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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Kaine introduces Senate legislation to promote apprenticeships

Sen. Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Effective Apprenticeships Rebuild National Skills Act.


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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.


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Poll: Is John McCain in trouble in Arizona?

John McCain could be in serious trouble in Arizona, facing a tough Republican primary and more uncertainty in the general if he survives the spring.


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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.


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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.


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Kaine urges FDA to approve mandatory prescriber training on opioids

Sen. Tim Kaine is calling on the FDA to implement committee recommendations to approve mandatory training for prescribers of opioids.


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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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Kaine statement on executive actions on gun violence

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the executive actions President Obama announced to reduce gun violence.


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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.


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Kaine renews call for authorization of war on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine attended a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on counter-ISIL operations and Middle East strategy.


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Kaine calls for testing of lead levels in school drinking water

Sen. Tim Kaine joined 24 of his Senate colleagues in calling for additional federal resources to test drinking water in schools for lead.


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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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Kaine on funding for Appalachian Regional Commission

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine offered comment on the move in the Senate to cut funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission.


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Veto this: Senate Democrats maintain McAuliffe actions

The Senate sustained Gov. McAuliffe’s vetoes of seven different bills — meaning the chamber has upheld every McAuliffe veto to come before it.


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Kaine applauds Senate passage of Energy Policy Modernization Act

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Warner: Garland deserves Senate vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland today.


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Warner co-sponsors bill providing access to life-saving epilepsy treatment

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has signed on to co-sponsor the bipartisan Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015.


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Tim Kaine to hike Shenandoah National Park next week

Sen. Tim Kaine will meet with staff at Shenandoah National Park and thank them for their work before hiking to the summit of Stony Man Trail.


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Virginia Organizing to senators: We need a strong CFPB

Virginia Organizing leaders will visit Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 7 to attend the Senate Banking Committee hearing.