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Beyer, Carbajal, Esty Introduce Bicameral Legislation To Reduce Gun Violence, Empower Families

May 24, 2017

Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) yesterday joined Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) in introducing the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that clears the way for states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence.

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Warner, Kaine, Beyer Respond To Trump’s Proposed Budget

May 23, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) each released a statement on President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal. Included is a list of some of the impacts President Trump’s budget would have on Virginians.

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Beyer Calls For Expulsion Of The Turkish Ambassador Over Attacks On Peaceful Protesters

May 19, 2017

U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today urged the Trump Administration to expel the Turkish Ambassador to the United States after President Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Embassy earlier in the week.

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Kaine, Warner Introduce Bill To Invest In Virginia’s Aging Schools

May 18, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner (both D-VA) introduced the School Infrastructure Modernization Act to spur public and private investment in renovating active historic school buildings. Schools in Alexandria that could be eligible for this tax credit are: Mount Vernon Community School and T. C. Williams High School – Minnie Howard Campus.

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Joint Statement From Senate Intel Committee Leaders On Special Counsel Appointment

May 18, 2017

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made a joint statement on yesterday’s appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel.

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Kaine, Warner Bill To Grant Federal Recognition Of Virginia Indian Tribes Moves One Step Closer To Final Passage

May 18, 2017

The Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017, a bill reintroduced in March by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-VA), cleared its first procedural hurdle yesterday with unanimous passage out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The legislation would grant federal recognition of six Virginia tribes.

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Warner, Blunt Lead Bipartisan Coalition To Reintroduce Infrastructure Legislation

May 18, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) led a bipartisan coalition of Senators in introducing legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure. The Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act helps to address the nation’s alarming investment shortfall in maintaining and improving our transportation network, water and wastewater systems and energy infrastructure.

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Warner, Kaine, Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Senate Passage Of Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Resolution

May 16, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) applauded Senate passage today of a joint resolution to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. The Commission will be empowered to adopt and enforce tough rules to improve Metro safety. The resolution now heads to the House of Representatives for final passage.

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Kaine, Tester Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Student Aid For Gold Star Families

May 16, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and co-chair of the Senate Military Families Caucus, and Jon Tester (D-MT), ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced the Protect our Gold Star Families’ Education Act, legislation that would expand the Pell Grant program to include the children and dependents of those killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001 to offset their educational expenses.

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Rep. Beyer Urges Trump Administration To Keep Atlantic And Pacific Oceans Off-Limits To New Oil And Gas Leases

May 15, 2017

Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee Rep. Don Beyer last week led a bipartisan group of more than 100 Members of the House of Representatives in urging Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep Atlantic and Pacific oceans off-limits to new oil and gas leases.

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