Tag: u.s. sen. jim webb

Webb criminal-justice reform wins important Senate vote

Staff Report With YouTube Video www.webb.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Jim Webb’s legislation to comprehensively review and overhaul America’s criminal-justice system won a major victory on Thursday when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure with bipartisan support. With the backing of 34 senators and dozens of organizations representing a broad spectrum of the criminal-justice community, Webb’s […]

Focus | Webb, Warner back health-care reform

Virginia Dems join 60-39 majority to move legislation forward Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner joined the 60-39 party-line Democratic majority that voted on Christmas Eve to move health-care reform forward in the Senate. Neither seemed to be jumping-up-and-down happy about it. “I voted today in favor of health […]

Focus | The political calculus on health-care reform for Warner, Webb

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Virginia’s two United States senators, within hours of each other earlier this week, were headlining efforts in the Senate aimed at impacting the health-care reform whirlwind winding up on Capitol Hill this December. Mark Warner was first out of the gate on Tuesday with the coalition of moderate Democrats […]

Webb backs fiscal task force

   Staff Report www.webb.senate.gov Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) today cosponsored legislation to create a bipartisan fiscal task force to address the nation’s long-term budget crisis. The Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action Act of 2009, S. 2853, was introduced by Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of […]

Webb on Afghanistan: ‘How do we define our enemy?’

  Statement from U.S. Sen. Jim Webb www.webb.senate.gov I have great regard for the careful process employed by this administration in an effort both to define a new approach for the long-standing military commitment in Afghanistan and to put an operational framework in place for our responsible withdrawal. At the same time, I intend to […]

Focus | Webb discusses Afghanistan strategy

Raises questions about surge, withdrawal timeline Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net With AFP Audio U.S. Sen. Jim Webb has questions both about President Barack Obama’s planned Afghanistan troop surge and the goal set by the Obama administration to be able to begin drawing down troops from the Afghan theater in 2011. “My belief is that […]