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Initiative to get ex-offenders back to work soars through the Senate

A bill that adds travel to and from a job interview to the list of purposes for a restricted driver’s license soared through the Senate.

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Senate committee kills bill that would help ex-drug offenders get back to work

A Senate Committee failed to report a bill that would have expanded eligibility requirements for recipients of benefits for those convicted of drug-related felonies.


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.


Senate Finance Committee approves bills boosting access to stock options, retirement

The Senate Finance Committee adopted two proposals to make it easier for businesses to offer retirement accounts and stock options to employees.

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Sen. Warner requests update on Data Act financial transparency tools

Sen. Mark Warner followed up on his request to more than three-dozen federal agencies to provide Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation plans.


Senate honors intelligence professionals for service to nation

The U.S. Senate is honoring the courage and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. intelligence community by designating July 26 as United States Intelligence Professionals Day.

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Tim Kaine talks economic development, human rights with Honduras president

Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, met with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras.

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Warner, Kaine on Senate action on prescription drug, heroin abuse

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to approve the House-Senate conference report on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).


Warner, Kaine announce $18 million in anti-terrorism funding for Virginia

Virginia will receive federal preparedness $18 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help combat terrorism and respond to other disasters and emergencies.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.