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Warner Introduces Four Bipartisan Bills Aimed At Combatting the Opioid Crisis

May 24, 2018

In an effort to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced four bipartisan bills on May 22 aimed at making it easier for people to access substance use disorder treatment using telehealth services.  

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Beyer, House Democrats Call On House Leaders To Move Gun Violence Prevention Bills

May 24, 2018

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the mass shooting in Isla Vista, California, which left six people dead and 14 injured. That incident inspired legislation to enable families and law enforcement to act on warning signs before mass shootings. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) yesterday sent a letter to House leaders calling for action on bipartisan gun legislation.

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Warner, Kaine Join Bipartisan Bill To Legalize Hemp

May 23, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) have cosponsored the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity, removing it from the list of controlled substances.

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Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $43 Million For Housing & Infrastructure Projects Across Virginia

May 22, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $43,246,753 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding has been awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund. The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority will receive $1,957,491 in grant funds.

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Inspector General To Review Closure Of Social Security Administration Field Office In Arlington

May 22, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) yesterday received confirmation that the Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration had agreed to his request for a review of the decision to close its Arlington field office.

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Warner Reacts To Attempts To Reveal Confidential Intelligence Sources

May 21, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on attempts to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Menendez, Warner, Brown Request Multiagency Review On Russia Sanctions Implementation

May 21, 2018

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) requested three separate Inspector Generals open up probes into the Trump Administration’s failure to fully impose legally mandated sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. 

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Saints Win Awards In Nationwide Art Contest

May 19, 2018

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School had seven Upper School artists who participated in The Artistic Discovery Competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute. SSSAS artists won four of the 12 awards given.

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Warner, Kaine Urge Trump Administration To Stop Sabotaging Health Insurance Market

May 17, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, urging him to take swift action to stabilize the insurance marketplace. On May 4, the majority of health insurers filed initial rates with the Virginia Bureau of Insurance proposing to raise premiums between 15 and 64 percent in 2019 – a move that could impact more than 400,000 Virginians who purchase their health care coverage through the individual marketplace. 

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Warner, Kaine Vote To Save Net Neutrality

May 16, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the Trump Administration’s repeal of net neutrality rules. The resolution passed the Senate this afternoon 52-47 and it now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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