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Warner, Kaine Call On AG Sessions To Step Up Efforts To Combat Hate-Based Violence

August 17, 2017

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA)  joined ten of their colleagues in urging U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to establish an inter-agency task force to combat the tragic rise in hate crimes and groups across the United States. 

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Statement of U.S. Sens. Warner And Kaine On Anthem Decision Caused By Trump Administration Playing Politics With Health Care

August 14, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement on Friday, Aug. 11, on the uncertainty the Trump Administration has caused in the health insurance market, resulting in the announcement that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will leave the Virginia marketplace in 2018.

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Kaine Applauds Commerce Committee Passage Of Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act

August 3, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded the Senate Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval yesterday of his bill with Senator Roger Wicker, the Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act, to help students access education programs that prepare them for careers in cybersecurity. 

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Kaine Veterans Bill Passes House And Senate, Heads To Trump For Signature

August 3, 2017

The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed an omnibus veterans package that included Senator Tim Kaine’s bipartisan bill, the Veterans Education Experience Improvement Act of 2017, which will provide resources and training for the officials at educational institutions – including colleges across Virginia – who serve student veterans, helping them achieve positive education outcomes.

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U.S. Senate Passes Legislation To Fund The Veterans Choice Program

August 2, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate approved legislation last night to fund the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Veterans Choice Program and authorize 28 delayed V-A medical facility leases. For more than a year, Sen. Warner has been spearheading a bipartisan effort in Congress to approve the overdue medical leases.

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Warner, Kaine Join 30 Senators To Introduce Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

August 2, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 29 of their colleagues to introduce legislation to lower prescription drug costs. This bill would allow for Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs to cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Cybersecurity Of “Internet-of-Things” Devices

August 2, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements.

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Beyer, Conyers, House Democrats Introduce Security Clearance Review Act

July 28, 2017

Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, today introduced the Security Clearance Review Act.

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Virginia Congressional Delegation Applauds Inclusion Of Medical Leases In Veterans Legislation

July 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rob Wittman (R-VA), A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Scott Taylor (R-VA) welcomed today’s announcement that Congress is making progress to finally move forward on 28 leases for Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) major medical facilities, including much-needed outpatient clinics in Fredericksburg and Hampton Roads.

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Senators Urge Senate Leadership To Protect Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

July 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) led a group of Senators in calling on Senate leaders to protect federal employee retirement benefits from further cuts, as proposed by the Trump Administration’s FY 18 budget request.

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