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Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $4.2 Million For Nine Historic Battlefields In Virginia

July 14, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) yesterday announced more than $4.2 million to preserve nine historic battlefields in Virginia. These grants were awarded through the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Warner, Kaine Respond To New Senate GOP Healthcare Proposal

July 13, 2017

Virginia Democratic Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine responded to the latest version of the Senate Republican healthcare proposal, which was released today.

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Beyer Introduces Amendment To Block Trump-Putin Election Hacking Agreement

July 10, 2017

Rep. Don Beyer introduced an amendment this morning to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, that would block the federal government and Trump administration from implementing any cyber agreement the President made with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Warner, Kaine Join Colleagues Demanding Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request For State Voter Data

July 7, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 24 colleagues in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. Warner and Kaine oppose the unprecedented request that threatens the privacy of millions of Americans and risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.

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Johnson, Beyer Host Roundtable On Consequences Of Climate Change On National Security

July 7, 2017

Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson and Vice-Ranking Member Donald S. Beyer Jr. invite you to their roundtable event aimed at promoting an informed dialogue to help Members of Congress and the public better understand the effects of climate change on our military facilities and operations, and how climate may exacerbate conflicts and national security threats worldwide. 

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Warner Urges Defense Department Not To Rescind Contracts For Foreign-Born Military Recruits

July 6, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today urged the Pentagon not to rescind enlistment contracts for 1,800 foreign-born military recruits who have signed up to serve our country as part of the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program.

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Kaine Urges HUD Secretary To Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ Americans From Housing Discrimination

July 6, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and 27 of their colleagues in a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reinstate resources that protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. These resources, designed to help housing providers comply with HUD’s nondiscrimination rules, were removed from HUD’s website in recent months.

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Regional Delegation Requests Reversal Of FTA Decision To Withhold Federal Transit Funds From Virginia, Maryland, DC

June 30, 2017

Today, 12 members of Congress from Virginia and Maryland sent a letter requesting the U.S. Transportation Secretary reverse the FTA decision to withhold 5% of federal transit grants from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The members assert the decision to withhold the funds authorized under the Urbanized Area Apportionments Program was crude, punitive, and arbitrary, and the process that led to the decision was deeply flawed.

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Warner, Kaine Join Shaheen To Introduce Additional Legislation To Stabilize Health Care Maketplace

June 30, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 18 of their colleagues to introduce the Marketplace Certainty Act to help stabilize the health care marketplace by permanently appropriating the cost-sharing reductions included in the Affordable Care Act and making cost-sharing reductions available to more Americans.

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Beyer, Connolly Call On Department of Homeland Security To Grant Asylum To Syrian Human Rights Advocate Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

June 30, 2017

Virginia Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly issued the following statement today on the case of Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, currently under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security:

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