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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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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Warner opposes Mulvaney for OMB – Kaine opposes Pruitt to EPA

Thursday, February 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, will oppose confirming Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “While I respect Congressman Mulvaney’s service in the House of Representatives and appreciate his responses before the Budget Committee, I simply cannot vote to […]

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Sen. Warner opposes Betsy DeVos for Education and Tom Price for Health and Human Services

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

After reviewing the qualifications of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and considering input from Virginia educators and parents, Sen. Mark Warner has determined that I cannot support her nomination. Additionally, I will also be opposing the president’s nominee Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. “I have heard from thousands of you who […]

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Sen. Warner will oppose confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury

Monday, January 30, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today released the below statement in opposition to confirming Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury. The Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a markup on the nomination this evening. “As the President’s principal economic adviser, the position of Treasury Secretary […]

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Senators Kaine and Warner ask status of detainees at Dulles International Airport

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine demanded answers about the status of travelers being detained at Dulles International and other airports across the country as a result of President Trump’s executive order. “In the two days since the […]

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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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43 bipartisan Senators submit HER Act legislation to negate President Trump’s Mexico City Policy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – One day after President Trump issued an executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), joined Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and 39 other Senators to introduce the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, which would permanently repeal the harmful policy. […]

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Sen. Warner questions President’s nominee for Office of Management and Budget on Federal employee hiring and wage freeze

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sen. Warner questions President's nominee for Office of Management and Budget on Federal employee hiring and wage freeze

WASHINGTON – At a Senate Budget Committee hearing today for President Trump’s nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) pressed the nominee on the Trump Administration’s federal hiring freeze announced Monday. Sen. Warner pressed Mulvaney on the Administration’s plans to […]

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U.S. Sen. Warner and Kaine tell Speaker Ryan to “stop the attack on Planned Parenthood immediately”

Monday, January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following an announcement that House Republicans will attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in legislation that will be considered through the Senate’s “fast-track” reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling on Congressional Republicans to drop attacks on […]

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