Sens. Warner, Kaine, Gov. Mcauliffe, Lt. Gov. Northam say Trump Admin budget hurts Virginia

Thursday, March 16, 2017

See details of Pres. Trump’s federal budget CLICK HERE. Governor Terry McAuliffe: “As we continue to assess the impact of President Trump’s budget proposal, which amounts to a $54 billion cut to non-defense programs, it is clear that this budget is more about keeping misguided political promises than creating opportunity for Americans or making them […]

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Sen. Warner on Yahoo hack that included two Russian agents

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) in a statement released following the U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments against four men, including two agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), for a 2014 hack of Yahoo that resulted in the theft of data of at least 500 million users: “I applaud the Department of Justice […]

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Sens. Kaine, Warner, Gov. Mcauliffe, AG Herring on scaled-back immigration/travel EO

Monday, March 6, 2017

IN ADDITION NOTE THAT the Trump administration today filed this notice in Attorney General Herring’s pending case challenging the constitutionality of the original travel ban.  Attorney General Mark Herring: “This pared-down order is an incredible concession from President Trump that all but concedes the significant constitutional and practical flaws that the Courts and I saw […]

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U.S. Sen. Warner responds to President Trump’s address to Congress

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement: “For those Americans looking for a clear and forward-looking agenda, tonight’s speech raised more questions than it answered. I believe the President missed an opportunity to begin to reach out […]

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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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