Legislation now awaits President’s signature
Dec 06 2016
Legislation now awaits President’s signature.
Legislation would protect living eugenics victims by excluding their compensation payments from determination of eligibility for federal public benefits
Sep 27 2016
Legislation would protect living eugenics victims by excluding their compensation payments from determination of eligibility for federal public benefits.
Funding will provide resources to improve training, enhance programs and equipment, and support community policing to combat crime
Aug 12 2016
Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that DOJ has awarded $570,326 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia.
Warner, Kaine Applaud Senate Committee Passage of Bills to Recognize 400 Years of African American History & Preserve Petersburg Battlefield Sites
Jul 13 2016
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously passed two bipartisan bills introduced by Senators Warner and Kaine.
Warner, Kaine, Scott, Members of the VA Delegation & Congressional Black Caucus Applaud House Passage of Bill to Recognize 400 Years of African American History
Jul 06 2016
Senators Warner and Kaine, and Rep. Scott applauded unanimous House passage of a bipartisan bill that would recognize the resilience and contributions of African Americans to the United States since 1619.
~ Deadlocked Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling keeping DAPA and expanded DACA from going into effect ~
Jun 23 2016
Following the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision in United States v. Texas, U.S. Sen. Warner issued the following statement.
~ Sen. Warner co-sponsored legislation to protect crime victims and the wrongfully convicted by improving DNA testing and forensic technology ~
Jun 17 2016
The Senate unanimously passed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Warner 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.
“I had a productive conversation with Judge Garland about his judicial philosophy, and Virginians and Americans deserve the same opportunity to hear his thoughtful answers."
"Judge Garland is an exceptional judge worthy of the honor of serving on the Supreme Court. On the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, he has served with integrity and distinction fitting of a nominee to our nation’s highest court, and is widely respected on both sides of the aisle."
Warner & Kaine to Senate GOP: Uphold your Constitutional Duty by Holding a Hearing & Vote on Supreme Court Nominee
Mar 02 2016
On the Senate floor, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to abandon their obstructionist tactics and do their jobs by committing to hold a hearing and vote on the eventual Supreme Court nominee.
Dec 15 2015
“We are pleased that the Senate has confirmed two extraordinarily qualified individuals, Dana Boente and John Fishwick, to serve as U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia."
Warner & Kaine Praise Unanimous Committee Approval of Nominations for Two U.S. Attorneys for Virginia
Senators applaud Judiciary Cmte. approval of Dana J. Boente, John P. Fishwick
Dec 10 2015
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nominations of Dana J. Boente to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and John P. Fishwick, Jr., to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
“This legislation represents a step in the right direction towards reforming our criminal justice system and better protecting Virginia communities from violent criminals. Ensuring that every punishment matches the crime will reduce over-incarceration and prison overcrowding, strengthen families, and save taxpayer dollars."
Senators applaud nominations of Dana J. Boente and John P. Fishwick
Oct 08 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement on today’s White House nominations of Dana J. Boente to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and John P. Fishwick, Jr. to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
Warner, Kaine Announce More than $1.6 Million in DOJ Funding to Improve Virginia Drug Court Services
Sep 30 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,695,445, in grant funding to multiple Virginia communities to improve and expand drug court operations.
“I am very glad that the Governor is removing Confederate flags from Virginia license plates. This divisive emblem doesn’t belong on state-issued plates.”
Has served as acting U.S. Attorney for Va.’s Eastern District since 2013
May 29 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine sent a letter to President Obama recommending Dana J. Boente to fill the vacancy of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Sixteen states including Virginia have already begun to implement “ban the box” hiring practices to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism
May 11 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine joined 25 of their Senate colleagues today in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal contractors and federal agencies to “ban the box” on job applications.
May 06 2015
Last year, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program helped 85 Virginia law enforcement agencies purchase 1519 protective vests for their officers.
The Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program Has Helped More than 600 Police Departments Nationwide Utilize Body Cameras, Which Have Been Found to Reduce Citizen Complaints by as Much as 88 Percent
May 05 2015
Sen. Warner joined 16 colleagues in calling for full funding of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program.
Today Sen. Mark Warner met with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be Attorney General of the United States.
Jan 06 2015
Senators Warner and Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to fill the seat left vacant by Timothy Heaphy, who left office in December after five years of distinguished service.
Dillon to serve as the first woman on the Western District of Virginia U.S. District Court
Dec 17 2014
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Elizabeth K. Dillon
Dec 11 2014
“With the Judiciary Committee reporting Elizabeth Dillon to the full body today, the Senate now has the opportunity to provide Virginia with another well-qualified judge."
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine expressed their support for Elizabeth K. Dillon, nominee to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, as the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider her nomination.