Press Releases

Webb, Warner announce $148 million in public safety funds for Virginia

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.

Sens. Webb and Warner announce $5.5 million in transportation grants to seven Va. regional airports

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.

Warner, Webb Announce $75 Million to Upgrade Va. Passenger Rail Capacity

~ Project will help facilitate high-speed passenger rail between Richmond & D.C. ~

Jan 28 2010

U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced that Virginia has been awarded nearly $75 million in stimulus funds to upgrade passenger rail capacity between Richmond and Washington, D.C. These funds were included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Warner, Webb Announce Committee Approval of Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up Bill

~ Legislation strengthens NOAA’s data collection, resource management & public outreach ~

Nov 25 2009

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb today announced approval by the Senate's Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2009, which the Virginia lawmakers introduced earlier this year with Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin to strengthen and enhance the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) role in the multi-state Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort.
Washington, DC —- Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today recommended John A. Gibney of Richmond for the judicial vacancy that exists in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Senators made their recommendation in a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama. Mr. Gibney, a partner in the Richmond law firm Thompson-McMullan since 2003, has practiced law for more than three decades in state and federal courts in the Commonwealth.

Webb, Warner Secure Funds to Upgrade Two Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Va.’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed

~Warner Advocates for $1.2 Million to Retrofit Blue Plains Facility Serving Va., Md. and DC~

Sep 25 2009

Washington, DC – Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner supported final passage of the FY 2010 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which provides funding for the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the United States Forest Service. The measure passed last night on a bipartisan vote of 77 to 21, and will now go to conference committee with the House of Representatives.

Warner, Webb Secure $2.9M for Water Projects in Richmond

~Projects Improve Clean Water, Traffic Congrestion~

Jul 31 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced that $2.9 million in funding was secured for three water and energy projects in the Richmond area. The funds were included in the FY2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, passed in the Senate on Wednesday night, which provides funding for the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior, and economic development projects.

Webb, Warner Announce $13.5 Million Investment in Virginia’s Community Health Facilities

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.

Webb & Warner Announce $28 Million for Virginia Energy Programs

Rebates Available for Purchase of Energy Efficient Systems

Jun 29 2009

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has released $28 million to support several programs aimed at spurring investment in residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency, as well as renewable energy projects. This is the second installment of energy funds made available as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Virginia & Maryland Senators Introduce Legislation to Support Chesapeake Bay Clean-up

~ 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.