Tag: senate

john mccain

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.


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.


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.

tim kaine

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.


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.

tim kaine

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.


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.

tim kaine

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.

tim kaine

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.


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.

tim kaine

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.

virginia general assembly

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.

tim kaine

Kaine applauds Senate passage of Energy Policy Modernization Act

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

mark warner

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.


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.


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.

mark warner

Warner: Garland deserves Senate vote

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

mark warner

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.

tim kaine

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.

virginia organizing

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.


Warner, Kaine urge action on national parks maintenance backlog

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging congressional leaders to address the maintenance backlog facing the country’s national parks.


Warner, Kaine call for additional funding to combat drug abuse

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have called for increased funding to address the nation’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

Merrick Garland and the futility of politics

Ever since the death of Justice Scalia, the question of who President Obama would choose to replace him has been a central issue in politics.

tim kaine

Tim Kaine statement on Belgium attacks

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium.


Kaine joins in Senate push for funds to repair crumbling water infrastructure

Senator Tim Kaine joined seventeen colleagues in pushing to boost investment in water infrastructure repairs.