Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4 million for terminal rehab

Monday, September 12, 2016

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4 million for terminal rehab

DOT grants will provide funding to rehabilitate terminal building at airport serving Roanoke and the New River Valley ~ WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4,242,708 in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the rehabilitation […]

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Sen. Mark Warner and Hillary Clinton join mine workers to protect pensions and healthcare

Thursday, September 8, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts, thousands of retired coal miners, and their families in Washington today to push Congress to protect miners’ hard-earned pension and health benefits. At issue is a UMWA pension plan supporting 120,000 retired coal miners across the country, including an estimated […]

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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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Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport gets $4 million for runway expansion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville will receive more than $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend and rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of […]

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Sen. Warner and 40 other Senators send letter to pass emergency funding to combat Zika virus

Thursday, August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and 40 of his Senate Democratic colleagues urged the leaders of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to immediately call Congress back into session in order to pass emergency funding legislation to address the growing public health threat posed by the Zika virus. Zika […]

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Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

Friday, July 29, 2016

Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

As of June 27 there are 1,657 (up from 1,404 last week) Zika cases reported in the U.S. and Virginia has increased to 51 cases from 43 a week ago. Four cases of Zika infection in Miami are highly likely to have been caused by infected mosquitoes as reported in the NY Times. July 20, 2016: […]

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TAP will receive almost $3 million for Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley

Friday, July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), a local non-profit community action agency, will receive $2,717,445 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley. TAP’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program provides comprehensive high-quality […]

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Kaine, Warner, Va. AG Herring, Griffith, Clinton on SCOTUS ruling on Obama’s executive order deferring deportations

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A lower court previously blocked the Obama Administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) initiative. Because the Court’s justices tied 4-4, the lower court’s ruling remains in effect. Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement today on the […]

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USPS Office of the Inspector General begins review of Roanoke Process Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prior to moving mail processing and jobs to Greensboro, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) joined Congressman Robert Hurt (VA-05) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a letter to the Postmaster General outlining their concerns with the decision to close the Roanoke P&DC.  In their letter, the lawmakers […]

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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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