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Trump Administration Called On To Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans That Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections

December 24, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a group of 38 Senators in calling on the Trump

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Kaine Bill To Combat Alzheimer’s Disease To Become Law

December 20, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) praised the House of Representatives’ passage of legislation he introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) called the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. 

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Beyer, Wittman Introduce Legislation To Protect Federal Workers’ Pay As Government Shutdown Looms

December 20, 2018

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) today will introduce the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, legislation to guarantee back pay to furloughed workers in the event of a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight Friday, Dec. 21.

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Senate Unanimously Passes Warner-Backed Bill To Ensure Veterans Receive Full Housing Benefits

December 20, 2018

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act, bipartisan legislation backed by U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs reimburses veterans for missed or underpaid Forever GI Bill housing benefits.

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Bonamici, Beyer Lead 96 Members Calling On Trump To Act On Climate Change, Defend Findings Of National Climate Assessment

December 14, 2018

U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee, led 96 members in urging President Trump to heed the dire warnings in the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and act on climate change.

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U.S. Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen

December 13, 2018

The U.S. Senate today voted 56-41 to cease U.S. support for the war in Yemen and passed a resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Senate Passes Compromise Farm Bill That Legalizes Industrial Hemp Production

December 11, 2018

The U.S. Senate today passed a compromise package that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). These include an increase in funding for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, protections for Virginia agricultural products, increased protections to prevent animal abuse, and funding for SNAP. It also includes a Warner-Kaine sponsored measure to legalize industrial hemp production.

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Kaine Cosponsored To Strengthen Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

December 11, 2018

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that was cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to help veteran entrepreneurs grow their small businesses and expand economic opportunity.

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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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