Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today pressed the only pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens to explain recent increases in the price of the lifesaving injection device for children and other people with severe allergies. It has been reported that costs for the EpiPen have risen […]

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Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

At a press conference held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday  U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) unveiled a bipartisan proposal to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer. Sen. Collins said something must […]

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Legislation passes U.S. Senate that improves DNA testing to protect the wrongfully convicted

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) co-sponsored the legislation to reauthorize programs within the Department of Justice to improve the accuracy and integrity of the criminal justice system, and ensure public confidence in our legal system by investing in cutting-edge DNA testing and forensic technology. These programs have not been updated or strengthened in twelve years, […]

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Eighteen major V-A medical leases awaiting congressional action for over a year

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Washington – Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bipartisan group of 15 Senators in urging the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to authorize leases for 18 major medical facilities across 12 states that have been awaiting congressional authorization for over a year. Under current law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) must […]

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Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act corrects low Medicare reimbursements in rural areas

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act corrects low Medicare reimbursements in rural areas

In an August 15, 2015, letter to Senator Mark Warner written by Sean Connaughton, President and CEO of Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) he asked Sen. Warner to co-sponsor the Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act when introduced. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) say they introduced the Fair Medicare Hospital […]

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Sens. Kaine & Warner introduce bill that would preserve Virginia incentives to expand Medicaid

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a half-dozen of their Senate colleagues to introduce the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act of 2016. The bill would ensure that states that choose to expand eligibility for Medicaid after 2014 are eligible for the same level of federal […]

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Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC is the 7th Republican candidate to qualify in Virginia

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC is the 7th Republican candidate to qualify in Virginia

December 2, 2015 – Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is pleased to announce that Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the seventh Republican candidate to submit signatures for “pre-check” review by the RPV and for submission to the State Board of Elections. RPV reviewed the signatures on the petitions submitted […]

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Sen. Mark Warner among group introducing legislation to strengthen Visa Waiver Program

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of 15 senators today in introducing legislation to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program to help prevent terrorists from entering the United States.  Sen. Warner, a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeff Flake […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says pause of Syrian refugee resettlement misguided

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says pause of Syrian refugee resettlement misguided

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine adds some sanity to the Syrian refugee rancor. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today: “The horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut last week – and a direct threat to Washington soon after – are […]

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Rep. Griffith votes for reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank – Sen. Warner expects the same in the Senate

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On Tuesday Congressman Morgan Griffith supported H.R. 597 to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank saying it will help protect jobs in the Ninth District of Virginia. It goes to the U.S. Senate. Sen. Mark Warner said, “Already, we’re seeing real economic consequences from Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Bank’s charter before it expired in July. […]

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Sen. Warner praises expansion of the current PACE program

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sen. Warner praises expansion of the current PACE program

Locally Kissito Heathcare has a PACE center in Roanoke County. Roanoke City passed on placing a large-scale PACE center and headquarters on the Countryside Golf Course property (owned by the city and targeted for closure). Countryside neighbors like new plan City passes on tennis champion Johan Kriek WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives […]

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Poll shows Virginians approve of governor’s performance and concern for college costs

Monday, September 28, 2015

Poll shows Virginians approve of governor's performance and concern for college costs

Coming on the heels of another decrease in Virginia’s unemployment rate, a new poll from Christopher Newport University shows Virginians approve of Governor Terry McAuliffe by the highest percentage  since taking office. School performance and college costs are voters’ top priorities, with concern about fixing traffic congestion surprisingly low. Voters are solidly in favor of […]

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