Unlocks new private investment for economically distressed communities
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Unlocks new private investment for economically distressed communities
Sen. Warner released the following statement on the passing of Lynchburg civil rights leader Walter Fore Jr.
DOT grants will provide funding to rehabilitate terminal building at airport serving Roanoke and the New River Valley
Sep 12 2016
Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4,242,708 to fund the rehabilitation of the airport’s existing terminal.
“I’m saddened to hear the news of Mr. Butler’s passing last night just one month after the passing of his wife, June. Congressman Butler served his country in the Navy, served the people of Roanoke in the Virginia House of Delegates for nearly a decade, and served our Commonwealth and our country as a member of Congress for a decade after that."
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the measures announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments.
~ Ann Edwards Rust to serve as State Director, Lou Arnatt Kadiri to serve as Deputy ~
Feb 18 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that Ann Edwards Rust will serve as his State Director and Lou Arnatt Kadiri will serve as his Deputy State Director.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today applauded passage of the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which provides discretionary funding for the federal government through the end of the fiscal year.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $12 million grant to strengthen and re-deck two structurally deficient Interstate 64 bridges over the Maury River in Rockbridge County.
Calls on Senate colleagues to advance budget negotiations with House
Jul 11 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today used a Senate floor speech to tell personal stories of Virginians impacted by federal employee furloughs and spending cuts mandated by the sequester.
~ Connects women with expert advice on finance, healthcare, leadership, small business ~
Oct 10 2012
Senator Warner will host the third annual Virginia Women’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 in Roanoke. The Conference will help to connect women from across Virginia with personal and professional growth and networking opportunities. The Conference will help to connect women from across Virginia with personal and professional growth and networking opportunities.
Senators Webb and Warner today announced $3,247,990 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds will go to the Louisa County School Board (LCSB) to pay for new school construction following damage caused by the August 2011 earthquake. After FEMA initially refused to provide disaster aid in October 2011, both Senators objected and intervened.
Federal grants help fund state, local law enforcement as well as public safety organizations
Oct 15 2010
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today announced $148 million in federal grants to Virginia agencies, municipalities, and public safety organizations. The 296 U.S. Department of Justice grants support public safety projects across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Grants will provide high-speed, affordable broadband and create jobs
Aug 19 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb announced today that Virginia has received a combined $26 million in federal grants for three regional projects that will expand rural broadband access, creating hundreds of jobs and providing a platform for additional economic activity and job creation. The U.S. Department of Commerce grants target rural and economically distressed areas with low rates of broadband accessibility.
Sens. Webb and Warner announce $3 million in Department of Transportation grants to four VA. regional airports
Grants will improve runways, promote airport safety
Aug 04 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced today that Virginia has received nearly $3 million in grants to upgrade runways and increase airport safety at four regional airports in Virginia.
Suggest a new facility would better serve area veterans
Jul 29 2010
Washington, DC—Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today sent a letter requesting Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and General Services Administrator Martha Johnson re-evaluate plans to renovate the Roanoke Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO). The renovations, as currently planned, would likely exacerbate the VARO’s high backlog rate without solving some of its major infrastructure needs.
Grants will extend or repave runways, purchase snow removal and other safety equipment
Jul 29 2010
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced today that Virginia has received nearly $5.5 million in grants to upgrade runways and purchase safety equipment at seven regional airports in Virginia. The U.S. Department of Transportation grants are for use in projects intended to enhance safety and bring airports up to Federal Aviation Administration standards. The projects include renovating runways and, in some cases, purchasing new firefighting or snow removal equipment.
Jun 29 2010
Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today recommended that President Obama nominate Judge Michael Urbanski of Roanoke to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Virginia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Sheriff Gerald S. Holt as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia.
Feb 08 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Representatives Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher today announced two grants totaling more than $21.5 million to expand broadband Internet infrastructure in Virginia. The grants, awarded through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, enhance and expand public computer centers, and encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service. These investments will help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth and create jobs.
~Legislation would protect an additional 50,000 acres of land on Parkway’s 75th anniversary~
Jan 26 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jim Webb (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) are today introducing legislation authorizing the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire up to 50,000 acres of land surrounding the historic roadway. Congressmen Heath Shuler (D-NC), David Price (D-NC), Rick Boucher (D-VA), and Tom Perriello (D-VA) will introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary is being celebrated throughout 2010, and will culminate in September.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced $41.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds for transit improvements in Virginia.
Stimulus Funds for Heath Center Maintenance, New Equipment Acquisition
Jul 01 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released more than $13.5 million in grants for twenty-four community health centers in Virginia to maintain facilities and to improve services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
~Legislation is First Step Toward Becoming A National Park~
Jun 08 2009
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb today introduced legislation that would authorize the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to study whether the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, can be added to the U.S. National Park System. The non-profit National D-Day Memorial Foundation recently announced that it does not have enough money to sustain operations through the end of the year.
Washington, DC -- Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced a $772,135 security technology award for the Roanoke Regional Airport to acquire explosive detection systems that will streamline baggage screening and enhance security capabilities. The funds were included in the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of the $1 billion for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to strengthen border and transportation security.