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Reps. Carbajal, Esty, Beyer Urge Passage Of Gun Violence Restraining Order Act

February 15, 2018

In response to the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), and Don Beyer (VA-08) urged passage of H.R. 2598, the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act. The bill would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from an individual in crisis.

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Warner, Kaine Statements On Trump Budget Framework And Infrastructure Proposal

February 14, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements on President Trump’s budget framework and infrastructure proposal, which were released on Feb. 12.

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Beyer Rejects Trump’s Proposal To Sell Off Northern Virginia Airports, GW Parkway

February 13, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-8) yesterday issued the following statement on the President Trump’s “infrastructure plan” which proposes the “potential divestiture” of local assets, including “Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International Airports; George Washington and Baltimore Washington Parkways… and Washington Aqueduct.”

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Kaine Calls On Trump Administration To Release Legal Justification For U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

February 9, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that the Trump Administration immediately provide Congress with the existing memo that details the legal basis for the April 6, 2017 U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

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Warner Demands Answers On Stalled CFPB Investigation Into Equifax Breach

February 8, 2018

Today, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking and Finance Committees, joined a group of 31 Senators to demand answers on reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of more than 145 million Americans.

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Kaine Statement On Bipartisan Budget Deal

February 8, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement announced yesterday.

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Warner, Kaine Urge Senate Leaders To Fund Community Health Centers

February 7, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on Senate leadership to reauthorize funding for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. 

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Kaine Introduces Bill To Reduce Military Spouse Unemployment

February 6, 2018

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, introduced new legislation to help reduce military spouse unemployment and examine the effects of frequent moves and reassignments on military spouses’ careers.

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DoD Begins Rollout Of Warner Effort To Restore Tax Payments To Combat-Injured Veterans

February 6, 2018

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today announced that this month the Department of Defense will begin the process of sending notifications to more than 133,000 veterans who may qualify for a refund of federal taxes paid on disability severance pay dating back to Jan. 17, 1991.

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Virginia, Maryland Senators Urge Trump Administration To Keep Funding Promise To Metro

February 2, 2018

Following President Trump’s call for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan at this week’s State of the Union, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today urged the Administration to keep a critical funding promise to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and pushed for additional funding for Metro improvements.

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