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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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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Sen. Mark Warner to serve as Vice Chair of U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sen. Mark Warner to serve as Vice Chair of U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence

WASHINGTON – Today it was announced that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 115th Congress. “With a new administration starting to assemble its national security team, I look forward to fulfilling the Committee’s primary responsibility to provide vigorous and bipartisan […]

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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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