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Warner Secures Unanimous Senate Passage Of Ashanti Alert Act

December 7, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) secured unanimous Senate passage of the Ashanti Alert Act legislation that will create a new federal alert system for missing or endangered adults between the ages of 18-64. Currently, the United States does not have an alert system for missing adults.

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Warner Introduces Legislation To Revamp Security Clearance Process

December 7, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, yesterday introduced legislation to modernize our antiquated security clearance system, reduce the background investigation backlog, and ensure the government has the trusted workforce necessary to perform its national security and public safety missions.

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Udall, Beyer Introduce Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act To Safeguard America’s Biodiversity

December 6, 2018

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2018 to protect and restore fish, wildlife, and plant species, in particular, those that are at risk to habitat loss and fragmentation – a major factor in species decline and extinction.

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Senator Warner On Marriott Data Breach

November 30, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, released the following statement on Marriott’s disclosure of a data breach affecting up to 500 million guests.  

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Beyer Calls For Swift Action On Legislation To Block Seismic Airgun Blasting

November 30, 2018

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today called for swift consideration of his bill, the bipartisan Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection (ASAP) Act, following an announcement by the National Marine Fisheries Service that the Trump Administration had formally approved permitting for seismic blasting in the Atlantic ocean.

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Kaine Speaks As Senate Advances His Bill To Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

November 30, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, applauded Committee passage of legislation he introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) called the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. 

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Statement Of U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner On Guilty Plea Of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

November 29, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a statement on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty plea on charges of lying to the Intelligence Committee and other Congressional investigators about his involvement in the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 election.

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Nearly 80% Of Americans Support Warner Effort To Pass Park Maintenance Backlog Bill

November 29, 2018

A recent national poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows the vast majority of Americans believe Congress should pass bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to address the $12 billion maintenance backlog at the National Park Service.

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Beyer Statement On National Climate Assessment

November 27, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA, District 8) issued the following statement yesterday on the National Climate Assessment, after the Trump Administration’s release of that document over a holiday weekend:

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Déjà Vu: Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel-Loving Anti-Environmentalist To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

November 19, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA, District 8) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that he would nominate Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the position of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:

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