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Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution On Two-Year Anniversary Of Paris Climate Agreement

December 12, 2017

U.S. Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, today issued a statement on their introduction of a resolution celebrating the second anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Warner, Kaine Statement On Potential Loss Of CHIP Coverage For Virginia Families

December 12, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday released a statement after the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services announced they will begin to notify families today who have one or more family members enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they will lose coverage on Jan. 31 if Congress does not pass a bipartisan CHIP reauthorization bill.

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Beyer, Dingell, Grijalva, 100+ House Democrats Urge Preservation Of Endangered Species Act

December 11, 2017

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA), Debbie Dingell (MI) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ) today led 104 House Democrats in a letter to House Leadership urging the removal of harmful provisions attached to the final spending legislation for FY 18 that would weaken the Endangered Species Act.

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Northern Virginia Delegation, DC Congresswoman Announce Long-Awaited Repairs To Arlington Memorial Bridge

December 1, 2017

U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (both D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), along with Virginia’s two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge.

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Warner, Wyden, Rubio Introduce Legislation To Empower Students As Consumers And Showcase New Privacy-Protecting Technology

November 30, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced today updated legislation to provide critical information to help students, families, policymakers and taxpayers better understand the costs and outcomes associated with higher education.

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Beyer On FCC Net Neutrality Decision: The FCC And The Trump Administration Are Siding With Telecom Giants Against Internet Freedom

November 22, 2017

Rep. Don Beyer (D, VA-8) today condemned the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to end the Obama-era policy known as “net neutrality.” The new proposal announced by Trump appointees to the FCC would empower internet service providers to limit or charge American consumers more for different kinds of internet content.

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Kaine Joins Bipartisan Push To Expand Veteran Caregiver Services To Veterans Of All Eras

November 9, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is co-sponsoring the bipartisan Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act to provide support and resources to the millions of caregivers nationwide who provide care for wounded, ill, and injured veterans.

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Kaine Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

November 9, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to introduce the bipartisan Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.

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Kaine Co-Sponsors Bill To Expand Affordable Low-Income Housing In Virginia

November 9, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined his colleagues Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to co-sponsor the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017, a bill that would boost affordable housing options for low-income families in Virginia.

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New GAO Report Says Seniors At Opioid Abuse Risk, Medicare Oversight Improvements Needed

November 7, 2017

Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) issued the following statements on a new report by the Government Accountability Office that shows more than 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries who receive high doses of opioid painkillers are at risk of abuse due to significant operational gaps within the federal health insurance program.

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