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Sen. Warner asks federal agencies for more relevant data about the on-demand economy

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today asked the U.S. Secretaries of Treasury, Commerce andLabor to assess existing tax, census, and labor survey data to see if federal officials can generate better information about the size, scope, and growth in the number of Americans participating in the on-demand, or sharing, economy.


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New video shows voices of Virginians for clean water as Senate considers rolling back protections

After delivering over 10,000 petition in support of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule to Senator Mark Warner, Environment Virginia released a new video demonstrating support for clean water across the commonwealth.


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Tim Kaine: Progress against sexual assaults in the military, but work still to be done

Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Personnel, noted the important steps that have been taken towards eliminating sexual assault within the military.


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Planned Parenthood congratulates Mark Warner on Senate victory

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia publicly congratulated Senator Mark Warner on his victory over Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election.


Ken Plum: Your civic duty

A basic tenet of all levels of civic education is that citizens should vote. We are told of the importance of voting in social studies classes, Scouting, and in community groups.


Sen. Warner campaign ad emphasizes record of bipartisanship

The Senator Mark Warner re-election campaign today released an ad, “Stronger”, in which Sen. Warner emphasizes his efforts to reach across the aisle and find common ground.


Republican Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


Sen. John Warner talks shared Virginia First philosophy in new Mark Warner TV ad

Today, Senator Mark Warner’s campaign launched a new television ad, “Virginia First,” featuring former Republican U.S. Senator John Warner. John Warner endorsed Senator Mark Warner for re-election in January 2014. This is the first time John Warner has endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia.


Planned Parenthood: Gillespie continues support for misleading over-the-counter birth control plan

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during Tuesday’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. Planned Parenthood is raising issue with the proposal.


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Kaine calls for flexibility in recognition process for Indian Tribes

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a proposed rule regarding the Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes.


Warner Senate campaign calls out Gillespie ad as misleading

Today Ed Gillespie continued his negative campaign with a desperate attack ad using made-up numbers to mislead voters on Senator Mark Warner’s record.


Warner TV ad highlights record of getting things done

The campaign of Senator Mark Warner today launched a new ad, “Problem Solver”, which highlights his proven record of working across party lines to do what’s best for Virginia.


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Majority of Virginia sheriffs endorse Senator Mark Warner for re-election

Today, the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that a majority of sheriffs in Virginia have endorsed his re-election bid.


Virginia Tech football legend Bruce Smith endorses Mark Warner in new TV ad

Hampton Roads native, NFL Hall of Famer, and Virginia Tech legend Bruce Smith endorsed Senator Mark Warner today in a new television ad that will be broadcast during Virginia Tech’s game against Ohio State on Saturday.


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Sen. Mark Warner kicks off Tackling Student Debt Tour

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Warner will kick off the Tackling Student Debt Tour, where he will meet with students on college campuses to discuss his efforts to work across the aisle to make a college degree more affordable by finding bipartisan solutions to tackle the student debt crisis.


Sen. Warner named Legislator of the Year by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) their Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.


Sarvis calls on CIA Director John Brennan, DNI James Clapper to resign

Today, in response to the admission by the Central Intelligence Agency that it illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan and released the following statement:


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Warner calls for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Today, Senator Mark Warner was joined in Norfolk by local Longshoremen and Seafarers to call for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.


Warner for Virginia launches Veterans and Military Families for Warner

Warner for Virginia today announced the launch of Veterans and Military Families for Warner, a group of military men, women and families who support Senator Mark Warner for re-election because of his steadfast commitment to our veterans and military families.


Realtors PACs endorse Mark Warner for Senate

The Virginia Association of RELATORS® PAC in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) announced its endorsement of Mark Warner for the United States Senate.


Robert Sarvis calls on Congress to take further action to reduce mass incarceration

Today, in response to the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s vote to make lower sentencing guidelines for some federal drug offenses retroactive, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis of Virginia released the following statement.


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Senate committee endorses Warner anti-red tape proposal

A key Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) bipartisan initiative to eliminate or modify more than 60 unnecessary, outdated and redundant reports produced by federal agencies.


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John Warner heads list of former GOP leaders backing Mark Warner

The re-election campaign of Senator Mark Warner today announced 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials who have endorsed Warner (D-VA) for his 2014 re-election bid.


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Warner Senate campaign releases second TV ad

Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign today released its second television ad, “Insourcing,” which highlights his bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate to reform the tax code to provide targeted incentives to companies that bring high tech and manufacturing jobs to Virginia and the United States.


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Virginia Organizing talks Social Security in Harrisonburg

Virginia Organizing hosted a gathering in Harrisonburg over Memorial Day weekend to bring together leaders from Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. to develop plans to protect and strengthen Social Security.


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Mark Warner Senate campaign has raised $1.4M since April 1

Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign today announced that it has raised more than $1.4 million since April 1, bringing the total raised to date to more than $12.6 million.


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Equality Virginia celebrates 25th year with Mark Warner, Mark Herring

At its 11th annual Commonwealth Dinner on Saturday night, Equality Virginia celebrated its 25th year of working toward equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians.


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Sen. Warner questions wait times, long lines to clear passport control at Dulles Airport

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday for an explanation of exceptionally long lines and wait times commonly experienced by passengers arriving on international flights at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport.


Ed Gillespie announces U.S. Senate bid

Alexandria communications consultant and former White House aide Ed Gillespie today announced his campaign for U.S. Senate.


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Mark Obenshain: Inauguration reflections

Well, here we are. It is inauguration weekend in Richmond, and we are going to witness the swearing in of three Democrats—for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.


Carded Graphics in Staunton to announce manufacturing expansion ahead of schedule

Carded Graphics, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard packaging, will announce faster than expected company growth at an expansion dedication ceremony for new investment and job creation at the company’s Staunton facility.


Warner: Time to run for White House may have passed

Fourth in a four-part series A popular governor, an even more popular United States senator, Mark Warner is on everybody’s short list as a top contender for president in 2016. Warner himself, though, thinks that his time to make a run for the White House may have passed. “I didn’t know when I didn’t run […]


Warner: ‘All-of-the-above’ on energy policy

Third in a four-part series What can Washington do about the near-record gas prices that a lot of us fear will cripple the economic recovery that has been slow in arriving anyway? In the short term, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., concedes, not much. “It’s not like America is paying a signficantly higher price for […]


Warner: ‘Jury is still out’ on bipartisan efforts

Second in a four-part series Mark Warner ran for the Senate in 2008 as a “radical centrist” who could get Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill to find common ground and work together. The last three-plus years have been trying the patience of the Virginia Democrat. But Warner has hope – a glimmer, at least […]


A day in D.C. with Mark Warner

First in a four-part series It was a seasonal early-spring Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Cherry blossoms were already in bloom after a warmer-than-normal late winter. There was a certain energy in the air with thousands of people gathering in locations surrounding the Capitol related to the then-ongoing arguments before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality […]


Warner staff office hours

Ms. Lou Kadiri, Constituent Services Director, from Sen. Warner’s Roanoke office, will hold remote office hours in Staunton on Tuesday, April 10, to speak with Virginia residents that need assistance with a federal agency such as the IRS, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the Social Security Administration … or would just like to pass […]


Warner urges House to pass transportation bill

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) today urged the U.S. House to take up a bipartisan Senate transportation bill before the March 31st cut-off of federal funding impacts jobs and ongoing transportation projects across Virginia and the rest of the country. The Senate’s two-year proposal supports an estimated 39,800 highway construction and transit jobs in […]


Senate highway bill includes Warner proposals

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., on Wednesday joined colleagues in a bipartisan 74-22 vote to adopt the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which reauthorizes highway, transit, and safety programs for two fiscal years at current funding levels. The legislation is fully funded and maintains the solvency of the Highway […]


Warner talks health care

Mark Warner had just said that Congress won’t be able to come up with a solution to federal-budget and national-debt issues until both Republicans and Democrats put some “skin in the game” to work toward a compromise solution. A member of the audience at the Waynesboro YMCA put those words back at the centrist Democrat, […]


Warner: We all need ‘skin in the game’ to solve debt, budget issues

Mark Warner might be in D.C., but he’s definitely not of D.C. “No matter how many challenges you’ve got in the Valley or on City Council or others, they are not as wacky as the people that I work with up in D.C.,” Sen. Warner, D-Va., said during a visit to Waynesboro on March 2. […]


Warner reads Seuss … with a message

For Mark Warner, it risked being a Michael Dukakis moment. “This is politician rule #1: You’re never supposed to wear a hat,” Sen. Warner, D-Va., said after being handed a Dr. Seuss hat that otherwise seemed sensible given what he was about to do. And you thought banging the gavel to open and close sessions […]


Sen. Warner visits Y to learn about solar project

Of course it would rain. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner was in Waynesboro on Friday to get a firsthand look at the $100,000 thermal-solar project being installed at the Waynesboro YMCA, and the rain was coming down in sheets. So instead of climbing on the roof to see the panels that will cover approximately 1,600 square […]


Sen. Warner to tour Waynesboro Y on Friday

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will visit the Waynesboro YMCA on Friday, March 2, to get a tour of the $100,000 thermal-solar installation project at the Y and be briefed on the details of the project by officials from the Y and project partner Sigora Solar. The project is the largest thermal-solar installation in the state […]


Warner staff office hours in Staunton on Tuesday

Any Virginia residents that need assistance with a federal agency such as the IRS, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the Social Security Administration, or would just like to pass along a concern to Sen. Mark Warner, please feel free to come and speak with a  representative from Sen. Warner’s office on Tuesday, Oct. 11, […]