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Beyer Presses Passage Of NO HATE Act Following Third Annual Rise In Hate Crimes

November 14, 2018

Today, U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA, District 8) called for the House of Representatives to pass the NO HATE Act following the release of the 2017 hate crime statistics, which showed a rise in hate crimes in the United States for the third consecutive year.

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Kaine, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Protect Veterans, Low-Income Families From Housing Discrimination

November 14, 2018

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) yesterday introduced the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018 to protect veterans and low-income families from housing discrimination. The proposed legislation would expand the Fair Housing Act’s protections to prohibit housing discrimination based on source of income or veteran status, giving more families access to affordable housing and a shot at economic mobility.

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Warner, Klobuchar Urge Zuckerberg To Address Loopholes In Facebook’s Ads Transparency Tool

November 3, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) authors of the Honest Ads Act, urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address significant apparent loopholes in Facebook’s ads transparency tool.

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Virginia, Maryland Senators Urge WMATA To Maintain Riders’ Advisory Council

October 25, 2018

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), sent a letter yesterday to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors Chairman Jack Evans opposing their proposal to terminate the Riders’ Advisory Council.

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Virginia Legislators Urge Trump To Request Information On Journalist’s Disappearance

October 11, 2018

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), joined by 20 of their colleagues, sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging President Trump to raise Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and distinguished journalist, has been missing since Oct. 2.

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Virginia Projects Included In Final Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill

October 11, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which contains key projects for Virginia championed by Warner and Kaine including provisions to widen and deepen Norfolk Harbor and protect Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia .

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Kaine Statement On Passage Of Long-Term Aviation Reauthorization

October 4, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) praised Senate passage of the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration five-year reauthorization that is critical to Virginia’s economy and will support hundreds of jobs across the Commonwealth.

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Warner Bill To Address Park Service Maintenance Backlog Passes Committee

October 2, 2018

Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to address the $12 billion maintenance backlog at the National Park Service cleared a major legislative hurdle. The Restore Our Parks Act passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on a bipartisan 19-4 vote.

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Warner Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Improve Treatment For Opioid Abuse

September 26, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), along with Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to establish new quality measures that would improve treatment for Americans battling opioid and substance addiction.

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Virginia To Receive More Than $6 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

September 25, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $6,349,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic. The funds will help Virginia communities expand access to quality substance use disorder and mental health services. Alexandria’s Neighborhood Health was granted $285,000.

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