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Burr, Warner Statement On Wiretapping

March 16, 2017

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) made a joint statement regarding evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 election.

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Bipartisan Congressional Climate Leaders Urge White House Not To Withdraw From Paris Agreement

March 16, 2017

As the President reportedly sought industry advice on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, a bipartisan group of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the Administration to continue its commitment to the pact.

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Blumenthal And Beyer Introduce NO HATE Act

March 15, 2017

Following a national surge in hate crimes, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced bicameral legislation today to strengthen federal laws that combat hate speech, threats, and attacks. As incidents of hate crimes continue to rise, the National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act would improve reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes.

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Warner Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Veteran Caregiver Services To Veterans Of All Eras

March 10, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) joined members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to introduce bipartisan legislation to expand a successful program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured veterans. The legislation honors the sacrifice of our nation’s caregivers while giving veterans greater flexibility in choosing their care.

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Warner, Kaine Respond To IG Report On Wait Times At VA Medical Centers

March 10, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and a bipartisan group of Senators, including the leadership of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin in response to a troubling Inspector General report last week on veteran wait times.

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Kaine, Beyer Respond To Republican Health Care Proposal

March 7, 2017

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) responded today to the proposed Republican Healthcare legislation.

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Warner, Kaine Urge DOJ To Make Fighting Hate Crimes A Major Priority

March 3, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of 25 Senators urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make combating hate crimes a major focus at the U.S. Department of Justice and request full funding for the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service and Civil Rights Division.

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Beyer Demands Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Immediate Resignation

March 2, 2017

Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“Jeff Sessions disqualified himself to lead our Department of Justice when he lied before Congress in his confirmation hearings. He should resign immediately. The nation’s law enforcement must be above reproach; it cannot be when its highest officer perjured himself before Congress in hiding interactions with Russian officials.

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Warner And Kaine Announce $8.4 Million To Assist Virginia Immigrant Children In Need

February 28, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced nearly $8.4 million in funding for organizations in Virginia working to provide unaccompanied minors who fled violence in Central America with services including temporary shelters and foster care programs. These grants will help organizations in Arlington, Bristow, and the Shenandoah Valley fund services for the children.

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Beyer Invites Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Dr. Evan Glazer To Grade Trump Speech

February 28, 2017

Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will attend President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight as Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA) special guest.

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