Individuals with mental impairments should not possess firearms

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The U.S. Senate voted to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently block a federal rule that would prevent individuals with serious mental impairments from obtaining firearms. U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) said in  statement: “I opposed today’s effort in the Senate to reopen a loophole that prevents individuals with serious mental impairments […]

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Trump trying to distract from Russia connections says Sen. Kaine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said today that the resignation of National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Michael Flynn raises questions about the Administration’s other connections to Russia. “The resignation of Lieutenant General Flynn cements the worst fears of many Americans and our allies about the connections between this Administration and the Kremlin. His alarming communication with […]

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Sen. Mark Warner wants Gen. Flynn to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence wants National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn to testify before the committee and reveal administrations connections with Russia. “Reports that the White House may have been briefed weeks ago on the nature of Gen. Flynn’s calls raise deeply troubling questions. […]

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Warner says Pruitt’s distain for the EPA won’t win his vote

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) in a statement on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “I cannot think of another nominee I’ve been asked to consider who has, over the course of a career, demonstrated more disdain for the work of the […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. “I will vote against the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. After closely following his confirmation hearings, I am not confident Mr. Mnuchin will be an advocate for working families and their financial security. His complicity in […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine adds Dr. Ben Carson (HUD) and Mulvaney (OMB) to list of nominees he opposes

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine adds Dr. Ben Carson (HUD) and Mulvaney (OMB) to list of nominees he opposes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the nominations of Dr. Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Congressman Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): “I will oppose Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination. As a former mayor, I […]

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Senators write letter to Pres. Trump asking to exempt hiring freeze for Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans seeking federal employment

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to President Trump citing the devastating impact his federal hiring freeze will have on veterans and their families, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine urged the President to exempt the entire VA and all veterans seeking federal jobs from his executive order. Warner and Kaine emphasized that the […]

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Sen. Mark Warner opposes nominee for Attorney General

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today released the below statement in opposition to confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: “I respect Sen. Sessions’ service to Alabama and to the nation, but I cannot support his nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. “Sen. Sessions’ opposition to bipartisan, commonsense policies relating to voting […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement today on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education: “I will oppose Betsy DeVos’s nomination. She failed to meet three requirements I consider essential to serving as Secretary of Education […]

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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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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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