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Sens. Warner and Kaine, along with U.S. Representatives Scott, Forbes, Wittman, Connolly, Hurt, Brat, and Beyer urged the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations to oppose language in the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that that would jeopardize funding for a Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett.

Warner, Kirk Call for Reunions of Korean Americans and Relatives Divided by Korean War

Senators urge the U.S. and Korean governments to further prioritize efforts to reunite Korean Americans with their separated family members

Jun 09 2015

Sens. Warner and Kirk (R-IL) have introduced a joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations urging the U.S. Department of State to prioritize the facilitation of reunions between Korean Americans who were divided from their relatives during the Korean War.

Sens. Warner, Cornyn Bipartisan Resolution Passes, Designating U.S.-India Partnership Day

~ Coincides with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to White House ~

Sep 19 2014

WASHINGTON – A resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) that designates Sept. 30, 2014 as U.S.-India Partnership Day passed the Senate yesterday on a unanimous vote. U.S.-India Partnership Day coincides with Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the White House, highlighting the bilateral commitment to furthering the U.S.-India relationship. Sens. Warner and Cornyn  serve as co-chairs of the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan India Caucus.

The resolution emphasizes the mutual benefits of a thriving U.S-India partnership, stressing the importance of increasing collaboration in order to promote stability, democracy, and economic prosperity in the 21st century.

“I am proud to sponsor this resolution celebrating the partnership between the U.S. and India. We have already seen progress in the relationship in the first 100 days of Prime Minister Modi’s administration, and I believe there is an opportunity to continue making progress that will benefit both of our countries,” said Sen. Warner,  who published a “First 100-Days” plan that outlined twelve recommendations for action, seven of which have already been adopted by both governments. “From energy, to defense, to counterterrorism, to trade, the United States and India have many overlapping national interests. As our trade relationship continues to grow, increasing export opportunities to India will create more jobs for Americans back here at home.”

“As the world’s two largest democracies, the U.S.-India relationship remains one of the most important partnerships in the world.  We warmly welcome Prime Minister Modi to the United States and are hopeful we can work together to grow our relationship and identify areas we can strengthen in the years to come. As the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, I look forward to continuing to help the U.S.-India partnership reach its full potential,” said Sen. Cornyn.

The resolution is available here

"I support the effort to degrade and defeat the terrorist organization ISIL, which poses a clear threat to U.S. interests. The Administration should continue to keep the American people informed, and consult regularly with their elected representatives in Congress. It is appropriate for America to be involved in this coalition effort with other nations in the civilized world, and this coalition should also include Arab and Muslim nations. As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I look forward to reviewing more details of the President's strategy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our servicemen and women in harm's way."

Virginia Interfaith Leaders Urge More Coordinated Action on Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls

~ In joint letter, interfaith leaders condemn distortion of religion to oppress girls seeking education ~

May 12 2014

More than 80 Virginia religious leaders representing nearly every faith and denomination have signed a joint letter to world leaders, urging them to take more coordinated action to return more than 220 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

U.S. Sens. Warner & Hoeven Write President Obama, Urge Raising Energy Security Issues at Next Week's EU Summit

~ Also recommend expedited review of U.S. natural gas export applications ~

Mar 21 2014

Sens. Warner and Hoeven (R-ND) today urged President Obama to use next week’s U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels to propose a joint U.S.-E.U. initiative on energy security to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy influence on Ukraine and other European nations.