Press Releases

Sens. Warner, Kaine Co-Sponsor Bill to Address Humanitarian and Migrant Crisis in Central America's Northern Triangle

Legislation would help stabilize the region, expand in-region refugee processing, and disrupt human smuggling networks

Jul 07 2016

Sens. Warner and Kaine announced their support for legislation to establish a coordinated regional response to effectively address the endemic violence and humanitarian crisis driving women and children to flee from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Warner, Kaine Fight for Virginia Seafood Industry

Join a dozen bipartisan Senators in calling for Labor and Homeland Security Secretaries to immediately resume processing of H-2B applications

Mar 13 2015

Today Sens. Warner and Kaine joined 12 bipartisan Senators in calling on the Departments of of Labor and Homeland Security to immediately resume accepting and processing H-2B visas critical to Virginia's seafood industry.

Warner, Kaine Call for Passage of Homeland Security Funding Bill Without Extraneous Policy Riders

With Homeland Security funding set to expire, 45 Senators say clean, full funding bill for 2015 fiscal year urgently needed to maintain national security efforts

Jan 27 2015

Together with the entire Senate Democratic Caucus, Sens. Warner and Kaine called on Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) to pass a clean bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Statement of Sen. Warner on In-State Tuition for Virginia DREAMers

~ On in-state tuition for Virginia DREAMers ~

Apr 29 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement today that Virginia students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, or DREAMers, are eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia’s public community colleges and universities:

“Today’s announcement is an important step in the direction of fairness and economic opportunity for the children of undocumented immigrants,” Sen. Warner said. “If the United States is going to win the talent competition in today’s global economy, the last thing we need to do is exclude educated young people who were brought here through no fault of their own. When I was governor, we tried to ensure that DREAMers would have access to in-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities and I’m thrilled that Attorney General Herring has determined that under law, these Virginians will have access to educational opportunity.”

Sen. Warner, Udall Introduce Amendment to Encourage More Immigrant Entrepeneurs to Start U.S. Businesses

~ Amendment ensures visas are in reach for additional qualified entrepreneurs, startups ~

Jun 19 2013

Sens. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced an amendment today to the immigration-reform bill before the U.S. Senate to encourage foreign entrepreneurs and highly skilled college graduates of U.S. universities to start businesses in the United States and create good-paying, middle-class jobs.
WASHINGTON – On Monday, May 6, 2013, the California State Senate unanimously passed legislation calling on Congress to pass, and the president to sign into law, Startup Act 3.0 – the strongest, most comprehensive jobs and high-skilled immigration reform bill on the table in Congress. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), authors of Startup Act 3.0, lauded the passage as an important step toward breaking the log-jam of inaction in Washington.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement after a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a bill to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. The bill was introduced by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

Sen. Warner introduces job creation bills promoting tech-start up & IPOs

~ Bipartisan legislation targets talent, capital and university R&D ~

Dec 08 2011

Senator Warner today introduced bipartisan legislation that would update regulatory and tax policies to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to launch new companies, creating jobs and broadening economic opportunities. Today's initiative builds upon bipartisan legislation Senator Warner introduced last week that is designed to make it easier for growing companies to access investment capital.