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Warner, Kaine Announce $3.3 Million for Safety Improvements at Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport
DOT grant will provide funding for infrastructure to rehabilitate runway at local airport serving South Hill, Broadnax, and La Crosse
Aug 24 2016
Sens. Warner and Kaine announced tthat Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport will receive $3,337,172 to fund the rehabilitation of the airport’s existing runway.
Funds will help create public-private partnerships to strengthen the regional economy and support job creation
Aug 15 2016
Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that the Economic Development Administration has awarded a $70,000 grant to the Southside Planning District Commission for economic development efforts
Senators Warner and Kaine released the following statement on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision to grant federal recognition to the Pamunkey tribe.
Jan 14 2016
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today NASA awarded a new multiyear contract to Orbital ATK, a Virginia based company, to deliver cargo and supplies to the International Space Station from spaceports, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located at Wallops Island.
Warner, Hurt, Kaine, Griffith Introduce Bill To Promote Economic Development, Reform Permitting Process
Aug 12 2015
"This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will address regulatory problems that have impeded prospective economic development sites like Berry Hill Mega Park in the Danville-Pittsylvania County area."
U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine along with U.S. Representatives Hurt and Mrgan Griffith applauded today’s announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to the Henry County Industrial Development Authority to proceed with development of the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.
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.
~ USDA responds to Warner concerns over effect of cuts to final TTPP payment on Virginia small farmers ~
Jan 07 2014
Sen. Warner applauded today’s decision by the USDA to exempt the final Tobacco Transition Payment Program payment from across-the-board sequestration spending cuts.
Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Representatives Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith, today introduced the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act in both houses of Congress.
Sens. Webb, Warner Urge Enforcement of Trade Duties to Ensure Fair Competition for Virginia Furniture Makers
~ Millions of dollars in antidumping fines remain uncollected ~
Nov 28 2012
Sens. Jim Webb (D-VA), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC), and Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC), sent a joint letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today urging immediate action to collect unpaid duties owed by importers of wooden bedroom furniture made in China.
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 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 Arenda L. Wright Allen of Norfolk to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.
Webb, Warner & Perriello Announce $2.3 Million Infrastructure Investment, Estimated 500 Jobs for Danville
Jun 24 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Representative Tom Perriello today announced that a project in Danville has been selected to receive $2.28 million for infrastructure improvements to support local economic development. The Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park, a 900-acre industrial, has been awarded funds by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce estimates the project will create 500 jobs and leverage $27 million in private investment.
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, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner announced today that the U.S. Department of Treasury will award $29 million in bonds to American Municipal Power, Inc., for financing of a solar energy project in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. When completed, this solar project could provide up to six-megawatts of daily power for the regional transmission grid.
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.
~ Says ruling is positive step toward timely relief ~
Jun 19 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner released the following statement today after the International Trade Commission ruled yesterday that increased imports from China have injured domestic tire industry workers:
~ Strengthens NOAA’s data collection, resource management & public outreach ~
Jun 10 2009
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (VA), along with Senators Jim Webb (VA), Barbara A. Mikulski (MD) and Benjamin L. Cardin (MD) today introduced the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2009, which would strengthen and enhance the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) role in the multi-state Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort.