Trans-Pacific Partnership dies today with President’s signature

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trans-Pacific Partnership dies today with President's signature

Today President Donald Trump is signing an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Harry J. Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest gave this analysis. “Today, President Trump makes a bold move to enact his ‘America First’ Agenda: The effective killing-off of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine supports Haley, opposes Price, will wait for DeVos ethics disclosure

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, released the following statement today on the nominations of Nikki Haley to be Ambassador to the United Nations, Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Betsy DeVos to be […]

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Virginia Hospitals ask Richmond legislators to “Do No Harm” and stand with hospitals on COPN

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Virginia Hospitals ask Richmond legislators to “Do No Harm” and stand with hospitals on COPN

Virginia hospitals brought a message to policymakers in Richmond Wednesday. “Please be mindful of the impact decisions have on patients access to health care and health care providers – health care is not a free market.” Toni R. Ardabell, Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours Virginia Health System reiterated the message to policymakers to “do […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine plans one vote for and one vote against President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet

Friday, January 13, 2017

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine plans one vote for and one vote against President-Elect Trump's Cabinet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week: “I will support the nomination […]

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Report confirms Russia’s hack was intent to boost candidacy of President-elect Donald Trump

Friday, January 6, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued this statement regarding the declassified intelligence report released today confirming Russian hacking and interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election: The REPORT IS HERE. “Today’s report is well in line with previous assessments from the intelligence community that […]

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Sen. Kaine joins other senators to lift ban on negotiation of drug prices for Medicare

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to directly negotiate with drug companies for price discounts for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, eliminating the “non-interference” clause that expressly bans Medicare from negotiating for the best possible prices. The government can harness the bargaining […]

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U.S. Senators lead by Sen. Kaine ask what’s the rush to repeal the ACA?

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led a group of moderate Senate Democrats urging Republican Congressional leadership to discuss meaningful improvements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before rushing to fast-track a repeal of the landmark health care law that would strip 30 million Americans of health care insurance. In a letter sent […]

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Sen. Warner on President Obama’s Russian sanctions in hacking retaliation

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sen. Warner on President Obama's Russian sanctions in hacking retaliation

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the 115th Congress, issued a statement today on the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will impose additional sanctions on Russia in response to Russian hacking and interference in the electoral process: “The actions the President took today are an important […]

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President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees slow to produce documents for confirmation

Thursday, December 22, 2016

President-Elect Trump's Cabinet nominees slow to produce documents for confirmation

Following reports that president-elect trump’s cabinet nominees are slow-walking full disclosure of key information, senate democratic ranking members say process shouldn’t move forward before all documents are turned over & reviewed. Reports that President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees have not yet provided the relevant Senate Committees with important documentation, such as a completed financial disclosure statement, […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to serve in key legislative role on healthcare and education issues

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to serve in key legislative role on healthcare and education issues

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his appointment to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) during a discussion on health care access with health care providers and advocacy groups in Richmond. “I’m excited to announce that I will be a member of the Senate HELP Committee in the […]

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Sen. Warner on President Obama’s directive to investigate Russian cyberattacks

Friday, December 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued a statement after President Barack Obama announced he has directed the intelligence community to investigate the cyberattacks that plagued the 2016 election. On October 7, the U.S. intelligence community announced publicly that it is “confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails…” […]

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U.S. Senator Mark Warner votes for extension of Iran sanctions

Thursday, December 1, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), incoming Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today voted in favor of legislation which imposes a 10-year extension of sanctions on Iran. Sen. Warner co-sponsored the Iran Sanctions Act. It passed unanimously in the Senate and almost unanimously in the House in November. It now heads to […]

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